Each year, the Windgate-Lamar Fellowship identifies ten graduating college seniors with exemplary skill in craft. Awardees receive $15,000 — one of the largest awards offered nationally to art students.
Sean Eren, "Entrapment," 2020.
“The Windgate-Lamar Fellowship provides critical financial support as a bridge between college and graduate school or life as a working artist,” says Stephanie Moore, Executive Director. “The Fellowship instills confidence and fosters bravery to take risks and the chance to seek and engage in career-enhancing opportunities.”
The results of such early support are already beginning to emerge. Today, Windgate-Lamar Fellows hold full-time faculty positions, are accepted into nationally renowned residence programs, mount solo shows, and establish successful studios. Over half have gone on to earn a Masters of Fine Arts degree. Their work can been seen in nationally traveling exhibitions, represented in galleries, and published in periodicals such as American Craft. Supporting the next generation is one of the Center for Craft’s main focus areas identified to build a thriving national craft field.
To provide visibility and networking opportunities for emerging makers
To financially support the careers of emerging makers
To recognize and affirm emerging talent
This grant is based on a closed nomination process. To inquire about become a nominating institution, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Participating institutions develop the selection process in order to identify two graduating seniors who meet the following criteria:
The Center for Craft prohibits discrimination, harassment and retaliation based on sex, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability or perceived disability, age, marital status, gender identity, veteran status, or any other protected category. The Center encourages applications from historically under-represented populations. Submitting an application does not constitute a promise or guarantee of being awarded a grant or fellowship
Submitting an application does not constitute a promise or guarantee of being awarded a fellowship.
Applications are reviewed by the Center for Craft staff for completeness and evaluated by a panel of jurors using the following criteria:
Considerations in final selection:
The Center for Craft respects, values, and celebrates the unique attributes, characteristics and perspectives that make each person who they are. We foster open communication of diverse perspectives and bring a broad range of individuals together to enrich and support programming. Ultimately we will ask the Selection Panel to compose a set of recipients deserving of further recognition while prioritizing diversity and representing a range of geographies and materials.
HOW TO APPLY
Only eligible nominees are invited to submit an application through a private submission link.
Applicants must apply using the online application program SlideRoom using the link provided to nominees by email. Please review the sample application below before beginning your application.
All applicants should create a login to be able to complete the form. Before submitting your application, you will be directed to a confirmation page where you will be able to review your form and return to edit or delete your uploaded files as needed. Once you submit your application, you will not be able to access your form again. Applicants will receive a confirmation email once the application form has been successfully submitted.
Application Deadline: 2023 Windgate-Lamar Fellowship applications must be submitted via SlideRoom no later than 11:59 pm ET on Monday, February 7, 2023.
Notification : Notification of the selected fellows will be sent via email in April 2023 for a start date of May 1, 2023. The e-mail address listed on the application form will be used to send out notifications. Please be sure that it is a valid account that you check regularly.
SAMPLE APPLICATION - 2023 Windgate-Lamar Fellowship
This is only a sample application, all applications must be completed in SlideRoom.
Please note that the data from the demographics section will only be used anonymously for grant writing and reporting and as part of an overall understanding of who the Center for Craft serves. Center for Craft has and upholds an organizational nondiscrimination policy. Completion of this survey will in no way affect your application. We require all applicants to complete this form; however, you may answer each question with the “prefer not to answer” option if you choose. Thank you.
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How do I become a nominating institution?
Please e-mail email@example.com to receive more information.
Is my institution on the list of nominating institutions for the Windgate-Lamar Fellowship?
Please inquire by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Where can I find information about previous recipients of the Windgate-Lamar Fellowship?
Check out our online Grant Recipient Archive here. You can sort by grant opportunity by clicking on “Grant” or search “Windgate-Lamar” in the search Filter.
What is the final deadline for submitting my online application form?
Applications for 2023 Windgate-Lamar Fellowship must be submitted via SlideRoom no later than 11:59 pm ET on February 6, 2023.
May I mail a hard copy of my application materials to the Center for Craft’s office?
No, hard copy submissions will not be accepted. The application must be completed and submitted through SlideRoom.
Can I work on my application and return to complete it at a later date?
Yes, creating a login account will enable you to complete the form in several online sessions.
I just submitted my application but I want to return to it and make an edit. Is this possible?
No, once your application is submitted, you will not be able to return to the form or change any submitted information. The application fee must also be paid at the time of submitting your application as you will not be able to log-in again to access the payment page again.
I have a question that wasn’t answered. How can I reach the Center for Craft?
If you have any further questions, please contact email@example.com.