Community. Engagement. Advocacy. Humor.
Every Fall, crafthaus awards a micro project grant to a crafthaus member regardless of location, professional background, or craft field. The grant is unrestricted and intended to provide assistance for a personal or group project. Want to learn a new skill? Have an idea that just needs a little financial help? Wished you could get a craft community related project off the ground?
Past recipients started an international community project with a women's cooperative in Turkey, traveled from Australia to Canada to partake in collaborations across craft media, and learned new techniques that fell outside of their usual scope of work.
What's your project? Get funded!
Entry deadline: September 30, 2014.
2014 Funding: USD 500.
How it works:
All projects will be published anonymously, without revealing any personal information about the submitting party. That ensures the project idea remains front and center and voters aren't influenced by "big names".
Public information given to voters:
1) Outline, purpose/goal
2) Start date and duration
4) Additional information, e.g. images or other relevant (visual) documentation to further illustrateand explain the project
What is the payoff for the crafthaus membership and the general public for voting?
The satisfaction of knowing that their vote enabled a fellow craft artist receive assistance for a fun and meaningful project. In addition, the recipient will regularly update everyone on the project progress on crafthaus. The membership and the general public are invited to follow the project from beginning to end, in addition crafthaus members are invited to ask questions and discuss the project directly with the artist/artist group during the implementation phase.
Entry fee: $35 per project, via paypal to firstname.lastname@example.org or pay via cc info in entry form.
Funding Amount: $500 max.
Submission Deadline: September 30, 2014.
Email submission form to "email@example.com" by September 30, 2014, midnight Pacific Time.
Send $35 entry fee via paypal to "firstname.lastname@example.org". We also accept credit cards.
I. Information about applicant:
Title of Project: _____________________________________________________
(will be used as headline description on voting poll)
Approximate Start and End Dates: _____________________________________
Location of Project: _____________________________________________________
The grant will be paid out to winner of the popular vote (via paypal) within 7 days of the official announcement so that the project gets financial support from the start.
Current/fully paid crafthaus membership status.
Attach separate word.doc to describe the project in as much detail as possible (1000 words max. Your entry may be edited for clarity.) Add additional information such as images or other relevant visual documentation to further illustrate project. Visuals will greatly help the community to better understand your project and are therefore highly recommended.
Note: Crafthaus expects the grant recipient to start a group blog 2-3 weeks prior to the start of the project. The recipient is expected to update the blog 2 times/month minimum, inform readers about background, implementation and results until the conclusion.
O I sent the entry fee via paypal to crafthaus [at] live dot com clearly indicating my name.
O Please charge my Master/Visa credit card with the $35 entry fee:
Name on Card:___________________________
CC Number: _____________________________
Expiration Date: __________________________
CVC # (on back) _________________________
Zip Code connected to card: ________________________
Proposal submitted by:_______________________________________