The American Craft Council (ACC) offers 20 Equity Awards

Scholarships: Equity Awards to "Present Tense: 2019" Conference

The American Craft Council (ACC) offers 20 Equity Awards that allow for full participation in “Present Tense: 2019,” a national conference on craft’s relevance as a powerful catalyst for navigating and making meaning in an increasingly tense and complex present. Speakers and participants from a range of sectors and disciplines will gather in Philadelphia for three days to explore, challenge, and celebrate craft’s impact in American life today.

The Equity Awards are open to anyone who is attempting to cultivate a relationship with craft and has has not attended an ACC conference before. We encourage applications from people of color and others who have been historically underrepresented in the field, including individuals with Black, Latinx, Asian, or Native American ancestry, and people who identify as LGBTQIA. Formal training or an academic background are not required.


The award includes:

  • Full conference registration

  • $300 travel stipend (limited)

  • Welcoming orientation and additional support from ACC Equity Awards mentors and ACC staff

  • One-year membership to ACC

Total value: $850

Application deadline is July 1, 2019.

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Cross Pollination a NCECA Pre-Conference by Socially Engaged Craft Collective

Scholarships available for BIPOC who would like to attend the pre-Conference, please contact SECC @ for more info.

Cross Pollination: an NCECA pre-conference for artists and educators about socially engaged craft, pedagogy, and artistic action.

Date: Conference Tuesday, March 26, 2019; 8:30 am - 5:30 pm

The Socially Engaged Craft Collective, in partnership with the School of Design and the Arts at Minneapolis College, is excited to announce a day of workshops, panels, and participation with Cross Pollination: an NCECA pre-conference for artists and educators about socially engaged craft, pedagogy, and artistic action.

Artaxis Fellowship Opportunity

The Fellowship is intended to increase diversity, equity, and access across the field of the ceramic arts. In particular, attention will be paid to race, gender, sexual orientation, and socio-economic status, but unique circumstances such as wartime military service, medical conditions, and unconventional family structures will also be considered. Therefore, Artaxis encourages artists of diverse backgrounds and experiences to apply.

Application Due January 31st, 2019

Cannupa Hanska Luger wins Burke Prize

Cannupa Hanska Luger is a New Mexico-based, multi-disciplinary artist. Raised on the Standing Rock Reservation in North Dakota, he is of Mandan, Hidatsa, Arikara, Lakota, Austrian, and Norwegian descent. Using social collaboration and in response to timely and site-specific issues, Luger produces multi-pronged projects that take many forms. Through monumental installations that incorporate ceramics, video, sound, fiber, steel, and cut-paper, Luger interweaves performance and political action to communicate stories about 21st century Indigeneity.

Application for Burke Prize now open till January 31, 2019 deadline