James Renwick Alliance for craft Chihuly fund for publications
GRANT OPPORTUNITY FOR CRAFT PUBLICATIONS
The James Renwick Alliance for Craft (JRACraft) Chihuly Fund supports the production of fine craft publications featuring mid-career artists in the United States. Institutions and individuals are invited to apply for a grants up to $5,000. Types of publications may include printed or online exhibition catalogs, art-theory, history, or criticism books and the like. Submissions are reviewed by an ad hoc committee, before being awarded by the JRACraft Board.
The Chihuly fund was first established by JRACraft with support from American glass sculptor, Dale Chihuly. The fund has since continued to be supported through individual donations and broader fundraising campaigns.
Eligibility to aplly
You must be a U.S. based 501(c)3 organization with a focus on art and/or craft, OR an individual working in the United States in direct partnership with an art/craft focused 501(c)3 organization.
The grant request must be for the production of a publication which significantly features one or more mid-career craft artists.
The publication can be an exhibition catalog, research-based publication or the like.
The publication must be published within one calendar year of the request being granted. No exceptions without direct approval from JRACraft.
The grant request is for no more than $5,000.
Funding is determined on a rolling basis, throughout the calendar year. Consideration of funding will be based on:
Compatibility with the mission of the fund and the values of JRACraft.
Feasibility of project completion within the stated time frame.
Inclusion of at least one mid-career artist in the publication.
Credibility of scholarship and artistic merit.
Impact of the publication on the fine craft field.
Applications are accepted or rejected within 3 months of submission. All awarded grants require a report on how the funds were used within 2 months of the publication. Additionally, JRACraft requires acknowledgement within the publication’s first pages (and any accompanying website) and should receive 2 copies of any printed catalog or an electronic copy of any digital catalog for its resource library.
In the event that the publication is cancelled, any awarded funding that does not fulfill its mission as outlined, must be returned in full. JRACraft must be notified at least 4 months in advance of any cancelled or postponed exhibitions.