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Grants

Grants Available through HGA

Handweavers Guild of America provides grants for artists, students and teachers to take non-accreditated classes.  This allows HGA members to attend workshops, take classes at conferences and to offer classes to beginning weaving and spinning students. Grant funds can be applied to a workshop any time after the application deadline through to the application deadline of the following year.  Grant funds cannot be applied retroactively and late applications will not be accepted.

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, longtime supporters of HGA and the fiber arts community, the fund makes a grant of $300 per individual. The application is open to HGA members for study in a non-accreditated 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 April 1 for notification May 1.
  • 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 art community.  The fund awards grants in the amounts of $100 or more per individual. The application is open to all HGA members for study in a non-accreditated 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 the 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 completing 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 March 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

The Teach-It-Forward Grant awards $500 each year. The application is open to  HGA members who teach befinning weavers or spinners 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