Are you an emerging fiber artist or new to the American Craft Shows? We’re excited to announce the Randall Darwall Fiber Grant, a new opportunity 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.
This one-year program is for artists new to exhibiting at ACC shows.
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.
How to Apply:
To apply for a 10x10 booth, please visit juriedartservices.com and apply to one of our fiber categories: Fashion – Accessories, Fashion – Wearables, Fiber – Decorative, or Mixed Media. To apply for our Hip Pop emerging artists program, please visit craftcouncil.org/hippop.
After you have completed your application in one of our fiber categories, please complete the survey below.
Deadline: September 1, 2018
Recipients will be notified late September 2018.
Artists will be selected based on application, images, jury score, and essay.