WGGB Receives 2019 MAFA Grant

MAFA has awarded a grant to the Weavers Guild of Greater Baltimore for public events and outreach in connection with the guild’s upcoming 70th Anniversary Show at the Baltimore County Arts Guild, on July 5 through August 31, 2019.  Activities will include an opening reception with weaving and spinning demonstrations, free family art-making classes (one focused on weaving, and another on spinning) and scholarships for beginning weaving classes for graduates or current students (age 18 to 25) of Baltimore City and County public schools.

What impressed us:  The guild has a pool of experienced outreach instructors.  The scholarship program is an outgrowth of WGGB’s participation in Maker events at Baltimore public schools.

About MAFA Grants

MAFA awards grants annually to member guilds and local fiber-related non-profits for projects that support MAFA’s mission.  Awards typically range from $500 to $1,500 and several awards may be made in a year.

MAFA will begin accepting applications for 2020 Grant awards in September.  The deadline for submission is November 1, 2019. Guidelines and application details are available on the MAFA Grants page.

For more information, contact the Grants Committee at grants@mafafiber.org