Craft Futures Fund

We are building a future for craft. We serve makers, museums, academics, and the local community by investing in Field Building and Creative Place-keeping.

The Craft Futures Fund will support craft communities throughout the United States and their creative responses to COVID-19. These one-time, unrestricted grants of $5,000 will be disbursed to craft-based education projects that seed resilience, foster community, and amplify impact.

*UPCOMING DEADLINES: October Application to be announced. *

The Craft Futures Fund will support craft communities throughout the United States and their creative responses to COVID-19. These one-time, unrestricted grants of $5,000 will be disbursed to craft-based education projects that seed resilience, foster community, and amplify impact.

Eligibility

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. or its territories for the last two years and for the duration of the grant period proposed by the applicant.

Applicants cannot be:

  • Disqualified persons, such as substantial contributors to the Center for Craft as well as current employees, consultants, or board members of the Center for Craft, or immediate family members of such a person
  • A previously awarded Craft Futures Fund recipient.

Requirements

  • The full $5,000 grant will be awarded upon mutual completion of the grant agreement and receipt of the recipient’s W9.
  • Grant permission for the Center for Craft to use the language and images from the recipient’s application, or other high-resolution images the recipient may want to provide, in press releases, social media, and/or reports of work by recipients of the Craft Futures Fund.
  • Recipients agree to fill out a brief survey evaluating the impact of the Craft Futures Fund on their proposal.
  • Acknowledge “Support by the Center for Craft: Craft Futures Fund” in any digital or print publication or press release during the grant period and at any time the recipient acknowledges support of this grant moving forward.
  • The application process requires a $5 application fee, which goes directly to supporting the Craft Futures Fund. Applicants who cannot pay the fee may request for the fee to be waived after receiving an invitation to apply. Up to 60 application fees per monthly cycle can be waived upon request.
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