Since 2006 the Center for Craft has invested in the next generation by awarding 10 emerging craft artists $15,000 in unrestricted funds, and providing them with a network of support to build a foundation for future success.
Each Fellow creates a unique plan for their Fellowship funds to support their personal and artistic growth in this crucial phase of their early career. Historically, artists who receive this award use the funds to conduct material research, establish a studio, engage in further learning opportunities and travel to locations significant to their research. In addition, each Fellow also receives support through cohort convenings and professional development with the Center for Craft.
To provide visibility and networking opportunities for emerging makers
To financially support the careers of emerging makers
To recognize and affirm emerging talent
This is a nomination-only application process. Eligible nominees are invited to submit an application through a private submission link emailed directly to the nominee. If you are interested in joining our roster of nominating institutions please complete this form: Windgate-Lamar Nominating Institution Form
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 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
Eligible nominees are invited to submit an application through a private submission link emailed directly to the nominee. If you are interested in joining our roster of nominating institutions please complete this form: Windgate-Lamar Nominating Institution Form.
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.
Application Deadline: 2024 Windgate-Lamar Fellowship applications must be submitted via SlideRoom no later than 11:59pm ET on Friday, February 2, 2024.
Notification : Notification of the selected fellows will be sent via email in April 2024 for a start date of May 1, 2024.
SAMPLE APPLICATION - 2024 Windgate-Lamar Fellowship
This is only a sample application, all applications must be completed in SlideRoom.
Examples might include:
Allowed Media Types:
How do I become a nominating institution?
If you are interested in joining our roster of nominating institutions please complete this form.
Is my institution on the list of nominating institutions for the Windgate-Lamar Fellowship?
Please inquire by e-mail to email@example.com.
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 a 2024 Windgate-Lamar Fellowship must be submitted via SlideRoom no later than 11:59pm ET on February 2, 2024.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.