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Grants

Grants Available through HGA

Handweavers Guild of America provides grants for artists, students and teachers to take nonaccreditated classes.  This allows HGA members to attend workshops, take classes at conferences and to offer classes to beginning weaving and spinning students.

Silvio and Eugenia Petrini Grant 

Mearl K Gable II Memorial Grant

Teach-It-Forward Grant

Silvio and Eugenia Petrini Grant

This grant was established in 1994 to honor Silvio and Eugenia Petrini, supporters of HGA and the fiber community in general.  The fund makes grants up to $300 to individuals who wish to study in a nonaccreditated program of any skill level. 

Regulations

  • Recipients must be HGA members.
  • Recipients are not eligible to apply for another Petrini Grant for four years.
  • Unsuccessful proposals may be resubmitted.
  • If the event for which the grant was received is canceled, the recipient must return the money to HGA.
  • Applications must be postmarked by March 1 for notification April 15.
  • Applications must be mailed to the Grant Administrator, c/o the HGA office.

Petrini Grant Application

Mearl K. Gable II Memorial Grant

The Mearl K. Gable Grant Fund was established in 2000 to honor this generous supporter of the Weavers Guild of North Shore, Inc. (WGNS) and the fiber community.  The grant is in an amount of over $100 per individual, for study in a nonaccreditated program of any skill level.

 Regulations

  • Recipients must be HGA members.
  • Recipients are not eligible to apply for another Gable Grant for four years.
  • Unsuccessful proposals may be resubmitted.
  • If the event for which the grant was received is canceled, the recipient must return the money to HGA.
  • The grant must not be used for study or application for Certificate of Excellence program or any certified program.
  • The request must be over $100.
  • The recipient must make a report to the WGNS either in person if possible or by video, slides, notebook and samples, etc. within six months of completeing the studies.
  • The grant may be used for research and studies connected with the fiber arts.
  • Applications must be postmarked by March 1 for notification April 15.
  • Applications must be mailed to the Grant Administrator, c/o the HGA office.

Please Note: If for any reason you are unable to attend the workshop/class/conference or pre-conference workshop or you are unable to fulfill any of the grant's requirements, the funds must be returned to the HGA.

Gable Grant Application 

Teach-It-Forward Grant

This $500 grant is available to HGA members, to assist teachers who focus on beginning weavers or spinners. It is available to those who teach weaving or spinning in a private studio, shop or school, who are bringing new people to the craft, and who have an innovative plan or proposal.

The Teach-It-Forward Grant is currently funded by the donations to the Fiber Trust.

Teach-It-Forward Grant Application