The Handweavers Guild of America, Inc.’s (HGA) mission is to educate, support and inspire the fiber art community. We recognize that students are an integral part of our fiber art community and as such we invite students to get involved in the many opportunities HGA has to offer.
Scholarships (Application Deadline February 1, 2020): Each year HGA provides over $4,000 in Scholarships for students enrolled in accredited academic programs in the United States and Canada. With the goal of furthering education in the fiber arts, including textile research, history and conservation; scholarships are awarded on artistic talent and technical excellence rather than financial need.
Convergence® Internships (Application Deadline February 15, 2020): Join HGA for our international fiber arts conference: Convergence® 2020 in Knoxville, July 24 – 30, 2020. Convergence® Internships connect Student Interns with internationally known Convergence® Leaders to assist in their classes. Students will have the opportunity to participate in the full Convergence® experience, including taking classes in their spare time. Transportation and accommodations, with limitations, is provided.
No Fee Exhibit Entry (Application Deadlines vary): Students are invited to enter their work in one of HGA’s juried exhibits. Entry fees are waived for all students registered in accredited academic fiber programs.
If you know of a student who may qualify for one or more of these opportunities, we hope you will forward them this email. For more information about HGA and our student opportunities, visit our website, www.WeaveSpinDye.org, or call (678) 730-0010. HGA’s scholarship program is funded by the Fiber Trust and is supported by your donations. Show your support and donate online today.