Fellowships Mineck Fellowship
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U.S. National Deadline: August 13, 2018 – The John D. Mineck Foundation has created a fellowship to encourage and support a young-in-career furniture artist with the financial assistance to help him/her succeed in his/her journey. The fellowship has been designed to help support a talented furniture artist looking to fulfill an apprenticeship, develop his/her own skills, and/or make the transition to independence.
The John D. Mineck Furniture Fellowship of $25,000 is awarded annually to one artist and is administered by The Society of Arts and Crafts.
Criteria & Guidelines
The fellowship will focus on furniture makers whose work is contemporary and functional, and artists who live and work in Northeast United States. Traditional and sculptural furniture makers as well as candidates from other regions in the United States may be considered.
The following criteria will be considered in evaluating applications:
- Quality of the artwork, strength of vision, and a portfolio that evidences growth beyond school or university work
- Artwork and résumé demonstrating perseverance and commitment to artistic career
- The strength and feasibility of the fellowship proposal
- Applicants must be at least 18 years of age at the time of application
- Artist collaborations will be considered
- Currently enrolled, full-time students are not eligible
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The 2018 John D. Mineck Fellow will be announced September 3, 2018.
The John D. Mineck Foundation was created in 2007 to award charitable and educational gifts, which reflect John Mineck’s interests and values. John’s skills as a fine furniture maker were a result of passion, dedication and the guidance of a well-known furniture artist. Without that guidance, John would not have realized his capabilities.
Incorporated in 1897, The Society of Arts and Crafts has been at the forefront of the American craft movement, fostering the development, sales, recognition, and education of crafts for over one hundred years. Our highly committed founders developed standards of excellence in design and technical mastery for crafts that inspired the American Arts and Crafts Movement.
The dual mission of The Society of Arts and Crafts is to encourage the creation, collection, and promotion of the work of contemporary craft artists and to advance public appreciation of fine craft. To fulfill our mission, the Society sponsors exhibitions, maintains a retail gallery, hosts twice-annual CraftBoston, the Artist Awards Programs, the John D. Mineck Furniture Fellowship and educational programming.
Society of Arts and Crafts
100 Pier Four Blvd, Suite 200
Boston, MA 02210