Applications for HGA Grants Open In February
Deadline: March 1, 2023
The Handweavers Guild of America, Inc. (HGA) provides grants for artists, students and teachers to take or teach non-accredited 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 – Established in 1994 to honor Silvio and Eugenia Petrini, the fund makes a grant of $300 per individual. The application is open to HGA members for study in a non-accredited program of any skill level.
Mearl K. Gable II Memorial Grant-Established in 2000 to honor this generous supporter of the Weavers Guild of the 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-accredited program of any skill level.
Teach-It-Forward Grant – Funded by HGA’s Fiber Trust, the grant awards $500 each year. The application is open to HGA members who teach beginning 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.
To help you prepare your applications while waiting for our new portal to open, we have prepared the following resources. Please note, do not use the sample applications to apply. These are only to help you prepare.
- Grant Application Guidelines
- Silvio and Eugenia Petrini Grant Sample Application
- Mearl K. Gable II Memorial Grant Sample Application
- Teach-It-Forward Grant Sample Application
The Handweavers Guild of America, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. It’s mission is to educate, support and inspire the fiber art community. To support HGA’s Grants program, please consider a gift to HGA’s Fiber Trust. You can donate online by clicking here. To become a member of HGA, click here to join now. For more information about HGA or questions about applying for a grant call (678) 730-0010 or email HGA@WeaveSpinDye.org.