We’re excited to be launching our third annual scholarship program for Craft Industry Alliance. Becoming a member of Craft Industry Alliance allows industry professionals to connect with an incredible community of over 1,940 fellow professionals. Plus, members are able to unlock access to our full library of educational resources to help grow their business. Access to this network and these resources can truly make all the difference when it comes to creating a thriving craft business.
Our scholarship program will award six craft business owners a 1-year membership (at any level) free of charge. Please note that these scholarships are reserved for business owners who have never been a member of Craft Industry Alliance.
As part of our commitment to creating a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion within our organization and the crafts industry as a whole, we highly encourage individuals from marginalized groups to apply.
To apply please fill out this form. The 2022-2023 application period will be open from June 16-July 30, 2022. Notification of scholarship recipients will be emailed to chosen applicants on August 15, 2022. Thank you!
Please note that for privacy protection, scholarship recipients will not be publicly announced by default, but may opt-in to promotional opportunities.
I am a disabled RN who found out by a chance encounter that I have a talent in jewelry designing. I am now trying to learn how to grow my business. I earned a certificate in jewelry design from the New York Institute of Art & Design, and they said to try to find organizations for networking with other crafters in order to grow. Therefore, as a newbie, I am seeking to join your organization. I would greatly appreciate the scholarship as I am on disability and have limited resources. Your assistance in helping me launch my business and networking would be so much appreciated and needed. Thank you for your consideration.2
Hi Kim, We would love for you to apply. Please use the form linked to in the post so that we have your application.
I am an applique artist. I have many awards for my hand stitched applique quilts. I have been teaching applique for 12 years and started teaching on zoom when the pandemic arrived. I have an applique membership platform and have created all of the patterns for the past year and we have a zoom once a month for instruction and Q&A and a zoom once a month with my community of quilters. I am looking to greatly increase my membership.
I became aware of The Craft Industry Alliance through Lyric Kincaid .
Thank you for considering me. Dotty Levine
Hi Dotty, Thank you so much for your interest. Could you please use the form linked to in the post? That will take you to the application. Thank you!