1. Overview

Are you an emerging fiber artist or new to the American Craft Shows? You can apply for a Randall Darwall Fiber Grant, created in honor of a longtime ACC show artist, to help you participate in our marketplace.

Craft in America called Randall Darwall (1948 – 2017) “one of contemporary craft’s finest weavers,” noting that for him, “dyeing and weaving was a way to set up a conversation between colors; when the cloth is worn, it becomes kinetic sculpture.”

For more than 30 years, Randy and his life-partner Brian spent countless hours doing shows, and they loved seeing the exciting work and fresh ideas that came from new exhibitors at our annual shows. To honor Randy’s legacy and memory, the Randall Darwall Fiber Grant was born to encourage fiber artists who are emerging or new to ACC to exhibit at an American Craft Show by providing a free booth and a stipend to assist with show expenses.

Two grant winners will be chosen each year, and the recipients will be notified by late September 2019.

How to apply:

Full booth grant: Visit juriedartservices.com and apply to one of our fiber categories: clothing, clothing - accessories, fiber, textiles or mixed media.

Emerging artist Hip Pop grant: Visit our Hip Pop application to apply to one of our fiber categories: clothing, clothing - accessories, fiber, textiles or mixed media.

After you have completed your application in Juried Art Services or Hip Pop application in one of our fiber categories, please fill out this grant application.

Requirements:  

- Submit an artist statement that includes a brief description of your work, process, and technique
- A brief essay (250 words or fewer) about what this opportunity would mean to you.

Program Specifics:

- One-year program for artists new to exhibiting at ACC shows

Funds cover:

- One artist will receive a 10-by-10 booth and $1,000 to assist with additional expenses such as pipe and drape, electric, wifi, travel, and marketing at one ACC show of their choice.
- One artist will receive a space in our Hip Pop emerging artists program and $500 to assist with additional expenses, such as wifi, electric, travel, and marketing at one ACC show of their choice.

Deadline: August 19, 2019

Artists will be selected based on application, images, jury score, and essay.

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