The Fellowship program is back for the 2023 conference!

Before applying:

  • Register for a 2023 conference workshop.  You will need the name and number of the workshop for your application.
  • Confirm that you are a member in good standing of a MAFA guild or are a MAFA associate member.  Conference Fellows must live within the MAFA region.
  • Please review the Fellowship Program Guidelines and the Fellowship Application Preview.
  • Arrange for a letter of recommendation from a sponsoring guild (or from a sponsoring teacher or mentor, for associate members).  A guild may sponsor more than one applicant.

Applications must be received by April 15, 2023  All applications will be acknowledged.  No late applications will be accepted.

You can save your work and return to it later, using the link at the bottom of the page.

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MAFA Fellowship Application

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Part I. Applicant Information

In case we have questions about your application
Applicant Email*
Briefly, tell us something about yourself and your fiber-related interests and experience. Please describe any teaching or presentation experience you may have, even if it is not fiber-arts related.
Please indicate the workshop you have chosen for the upcoming conference.
Briefly, how do you hope to benefit from the workshop?

Part II. Fellowship Project

Describe your intended fellowship project. How will you disseminate knowledge and experience gained from the MAFA workshop? You will have an opportunity to modify these plans, if necessary, and to add specifics such as dates and locations, after the conference.
Who are the intended audience for your project? What are the intended learning outcomes for participants?
How will the success of your project be measured?

Part III. Sponsorship and Letter of Recommendation

Guild Address
Attach a letter or recommendation from your guild. Associate members may attach a recommendation from a fiber arts teacher or mentor.

NOTE: Recommendations may be submitted directly to Your application will not be considered until the letter of recommendation is received.

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    Part IV. Acknowledgments

    By submitting this application, I acknowledge that:

      I have read and understood the fellowship program guidelines on the MAFA website.
      Conference Attendance is required for MAFA Conference Fellows.
      Fellowship funds will be provided only after MAFA receives my final project report.
      My final report will include photographs documenting my fellowship project. I will provide photo releases, as appropriate, under MAFA's photo release guidelines.