Although MAFA is best known for its conference, the all-volunteer, not-for-profit organization also provides ongoing financial grants, fellowships and scholarships, to promote education, development and public outreach in the fiber arts.
MAFA’s leadership team represents guilds across the region and exists solely for the benefit of participating guilds and their individual members. Individual members of participating guilds are automatically members of MAFA.
A cornerstone of MAFA is its biennial fiber arts conference, which is held in mid-summer in odd-numbered years. Unique in offering in-depth workshop experiences, the conference provides a nurturing environment within which attendees focus on developing and honing fiber skills under the direction of experienced fiber art instructors.
Our newest initiative is MAFA Virtual, offering online learning opportunities throughout the year, accessible across our entire geographic area, and to those who cannot attend our in-person conferences.
Non-Discrimination Statement: MAFA does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, personal appearance, age, national origin, political affiliation, physical or mental disability, or on the basis of the exercise of rights secured by the First Amendment of the United States Constitution. See our Statement on Racial Justice HERE.
Although MAFA is primarily focused on serving its member guilds, associate memberships are open to commercial enterprises, institutions, organizations, schools and to individuals not in affiliated guilds.
More about the benefits of MAFA membership here.
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