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UK Artist at Penland Fellowship 2018 (Textiles)


The UK artist at Penland Fellowship 2018 is open this year to makers whose main practice is within textiles.

The awarded fellowship will comprise of a two-week course of study at Penland during the summer of 2018, including accommodation and meals, and the cost of air travel between the UK and USA

The beautiful Penland campus is situated in the Blue Ridge mountains of North Carolina. Penland brings together artists and makers in an immersive, cross-disciplinary learning environment. Courses are led by practicing artist/educators and typically consist of demonstrations, lectures, and tutorials centred on workshop practice. Penland offers a diverse range of courses across many materials and craft disciplines. The course you choose does not need to be textiles related.

The selection panel will be looking for the applicant who they feel will benefit most from the fellowship. They will take into account how the successful applicant might apply the experience to how they work in the future, and consider what the applicant might bring to the ongoing series of annual fellowships.

Who: this fellowship is offered to makers whose primary material is textile. Applicants will be within their first ten years of practice. There is no age restriction and the programme of study does not necessarily need to have been a university course.

When: the details of courses running at Penland will be available from January 2018 and will take place between late May through August 2018.

Where: Penland School of Crafts, in the Blue Ridge Mountains, North Carolina, USA.


How to Apply

Apply here

If you have any questions please email development@craftscouncil.org.uk 

The deadline for applications is 5pm Monday 13 November 2017