Sharon L. Wright

2023 Grant Opportunities

Fiber Art Now offers support to artists and organizations with six grant opportunities in 2023. It’s important to us at Fiber Art Now to invest in artists and their work. We recognize that the cost of supplies can often be a roadblock in an artist’s journey, and we want to help. Grant requests for supplies are encouraged.

Anyone can apply for a Fiber Art Now grant. You do not need to subscribe to Fiber Art Now to apply. Artists who are addressing challenging issues within under-served communities and diverse cultures are invited to apply.

Browse the opportunities below. We look forward to hearing from you.

Artists often create work that benefits them as the makers, but the final product can also make people think about an issue of importance, help raise awareness for a cause, or inspire viewers to do more. Your project may express current events, personal stories, or historical events.


Karen Krieger

Engaging the public with fiber art and sharing the work of our artists with diverse audiences are important core values of Fiber Art Now. This grant supports the creation of temporary or permanent fiber art installations. Funds may be used toward materials, artist stipends, installation costs, or educational programming for the work. Artists must provide documentation of agreement for the work to be installed in a public space or at an institution accessible to the public.

DATES: Apply 5/1/23 – 6/15/23

AWARD: $300

Amabelle Aguiluz

This grant may be used for operational expenses such as overhead costs, professional development, publicity, and supplies and equipment for fiber-related community and non-profit organizations. It may not be applied to salaries or other personnel costs.

DATES: Apply 6/1/23 – 7/15/23

AWARD: $300

Suzanne Patton

This grant supports special projects developed by artists that benefit the fiber community and/or the public. Funds may be applied to artist stipends, materials, equipment, or programming directly related to the project. Priority will be given to artists who have traditionally been underserved by the grantmaking community and to projects that focus on social equity.

DATES: Apply 8/1/23 – 9/15/23

AWARD: $300

Las Rancheritas

Emerging Artist Grant

This grant is available to artists who have completed a degree program within the last two years or who have started working in fibers within the last five years.

DATES: Apply 9/1/23 – 10/15/23

AWARD: $300

Xuena Pu

Artists who have yarn bombed a public place or who have plans to yarn bomb a public place are eligible.

DATES: Apply 10/1/23 – 11/15/23

AWARD: $300

Valerie Sherman

The teacher grant is awarded to educators who bring fiber and textile art into the classroom. Teachers are encouraged to inspire students with hands-on experiences that enrich students’ lives.

DATES: Apply 11/1/23 – 12/15/23

AWARD: $300

Leah Cathleen Donald

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