Now in its eleventh year, the Windgate Fellowship Award continues to be one of the most prestigious and sought-after awards for emerging craft artists in America. Each year more than 100 universities from across the United States are invited to nominate two graduating seniors with exemplary skill to apply for a fellowship award of $15,000 to support a project that will further their careers and contribute to the advancement of the field. Ten fellowships are awarded each year.
The 2016 Windgate Fellowship award cycle is now closed, applications are by invitation only. Each participating university can nominate up to two students per year. Students interested in applying for next cycle should contact their advisor to check if their school is participating in the program.
If you work for an accredited institution with a strong art, craft or design program and are interested in participating, please contact Anna Helgeson, Grants and Office Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
November 18: Nominations due from schools
December 1: Applications open to students on SlideRoom
February 6 (12 am EST): Applications due
April 2016: 2016 Windgate Fellows announced
To view work by previously awarded Fellows, please see ‘Past Windgate Awards’ on the left-hand column of the page.
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.