MCC 2016 Bursary Fund

Deadline Extended: November 10, 2016

The Manitoba Craft Council Bursary Fund was created to encourage the artistic development of Manitoba craft artists across the spectrum of craft media.  All current MCC members are eligible to apply.  Proposed projects should be targeted towards professional development activities that may include taking a course or workshop, upgrading or expanding technical and design skills, attending a conference, and/or assisting in other areas of personal craft study.  The fund is not intended to support academic courses that are part of a degree programme, creation/production projects or to cover capital costs (eg. purchasing equipment or supplies.)
The fund was established by the former Crafts Guild of Manitoba and is now held in trust by the Winnipeg Foundation. The interest generated by the fund will be awarded to successful applicants. The maximum award amount is $750.
Applicants must be Manitoba residents and current members of the Manitoba Craft Council. Funds must be used within 12 months of notification (approx. Nov. 1, 2017). Members are eligible to receive a maximum of 2 bursaries in a five-year period.
To apply, please provide the following:

1. Project Proposal: Provide a detailed description of the project you are proposing. What are you hoping to do? Where, when, with whom? How will the activity benefit your craft practice? If awarded, how will the funds be used? (1 page max.)
2. CV and artist statement. (3 page max.)
3. Budget outlining the proposed project revenues and expenses.
4. 3-5 digital images of your recent work. Use jpeg files with a resolution of 72 dpi, with images’ height or width (whichever is larger) close to 12 in., but not larger. File labeled with the applicant’s name, image number. IE. Smith_001.
5. List of the images, with applicant’s name, image number, title, size (L x W x H), year made and materials used.
Applications may be emailed to submissions@localhost:8888 (please put “Bursary Fund” in the subject line) or mailed to the MCC office, 553-70 Arthur St., Wpg, MB, R3B 1G7.
Award recipients will be asked to submit a report in the form of a blog post, including relevant images, at the project’s conclusion.

Image: Kelli Rey. Slab-built stoneware using folded clay (left) and coloured slips (right). These two bisque pieces have yet to be fired in a wood kiln.
MCC member Kelli Rey was able to participate in the “Making the Re-markable: An Innovative Approach” wokshop with Sean O’Connell at Red Deer College in 2016 with the help of the MCC Bursary.