The Fresno FiberArts Guild, Inc. has several purposes that focus on preserving fiber arts, educating the public about fiber arts and encouraging cooperation among fiber artisans. Many of our programs focus on promoting interest and education in the fiber arts. Two ways we accomplish this is through our scholarship and grant programs.
Each year the Guild awards one or two $1000 Legacy Scholarships, to students studying in a college or university majoring in some aspect of fiber arts. Applications are generally available in early January and must be completed and returned in April with two letters of recommendation and the applicant indicating who their mentor has been that encouraged their fiber arts interest and learning. Scholarship announcements are made in mid-May and the recipients are expected to provide a display for the membership to see their work and fiber interests at either our Fashion Show or Membership and Workshop Sign-up Event (the third Saturday of May).
Each year we also award four Fiber Grants. The grants assist an individual or small group to complete a fiber-related project or class. Applications are available in January, returned in early May with a statement of purpose for the project and a budget for how the funds will be used. Recipients are expected to bring their project to a Guild meeting and report, sharing what they did with the funds. Grants are for Guild members as well as community groups with a requirement of being at least 9 years of age to apply. Groups as 4-H, home school classes and Scouts are encouraged to apply, as are individual's from the Guild's outreach programs. Grant awards are announced in mid-May and the recipients must report on their project at a Guild meeting by April of the following year.
2015 -2016 Grant Recipients
FFG GRANTING INFO FOR 2017 -2018 See Grant information here and download application here.
FFG SCHOLARSHIP INFO FOR 2017-2018 See Legacy Scholarship information here and download application here.