Center for Craft is offering twenty-one mid-career craft artists an unrestricted grant of $10,000 to participate in an 8-month cohort experience where they will be guided through training that encourages and sustains a generative practice as both artists and educators.
Proposals are welcome from mid-career craft artists who teach.
Proposals must be timely, meaning applicants are in a prime position to benefit from this opportunity. Applicants should demonstrate evidence of a continued practice within the craft field, including a practice as a craft artist and educator. Artists working in tenured or tenure-track positions may not apply. Funding for the Teaching Artist Cohort is geared toward artists and/ or makers whose practice includes community engagement, experience as adjunct faculty, workshop facilitator/instructors, visiting artists, museum education, instructors, and/ or lecturers.
Applicants must be:
- 21 years of age or older
- Eligible to receive taxable income in the U.S.
- Residing and working in the U.S. for the last two years and the duration of the Fellowship period
- Have a continued full time studio practice for a minimum of five years and work as a teaching artist for a minimum of three years
A leading component of the Teaching Artist Cohort is to support a diverse cohort of mid-career artists with varying practices and career aspirations. Ideally, awards will be given to a dynamic group of craft artists whose practice includes working as teaching artists in the schools, non-tenured educators, adjunct instructors, visiting artists, museum educators, and community and workshop instructors.