The purpose of the Craft Research Fund is to advance, expand and support scholarship in United States.
Since 2005, The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design’s Craft Research Fund grant program has advanced and expanded research about craft in the United States. The program supports innovative research on critical issues in craft theory and history, explores the inter-relationship among craft, art, design and contemporary culture, fosters new cross-disciplinary approaches to scholarship in the craft field, and advances investigation of neglected questions on craft history and criticism.
Applications for the 2016/7 grant cycle will open early May 2016.
The deadline to complete applications will be October 7, 2016.
Proposals are welcome from curators, academic researchers, independent scholars and graduate students. General overhead (indirect administrative expenses) is not eligible for university-based projects. No capital equipment purchases are eligible for support. This grant program is not about the creation of artwork.
Applicants must be U.S. citizens, in the process of applying for citizenship or have a U.S. Social Security number.
Only online applications will be accepted in SlideRoom. Please note there is a separate application for each category.
To apply, click through to CCCD’s SlideRoom portal and choose your grant category. Please note, you are able to save and modify your work until you submit your application.
For step-by-step instructions, see SlideRoom’s Applicant Guide.
For questions regarding the Craft Research Fund program or your application, please contact Anna Helgeson, Grants and Office Coordinator at 828-785-1357 x102 or email@example.com.
The Craft Research Fund program is administered by The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design and supported by the Windgate Fund at the Community Foundation of Western North Carolina.
Since 2010, The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design has supported the careers of emerging curators with an interest in contemporary craft through its Windgate Museum Internship Program. This year, CCCD is proud to announce a new initiative that will support curators by giving them resources, space, and technical assistance to nurture their talents.