Residencies, Fellowships, Calls for Papers & Entries

California Anawalt Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Study of Textiles or Regional Dress Application deadline May 15, 2015

The Fowler Museum at UCLA invites applications for a Postdoctoral Fellowship in the study of textiles or regional dress. The one-year Fellowship will begin Sept. 1, 2015, and may be extended for a second year at the discretion of the Fowler Museum. The position is open to candidates who have obtained their doctorate within the past six years in art history, anthropology, or another appropriate field. The Fellowship provides unparalleled access to the Fowler Museum’s renowned textile collections and mentorship by experienced Fowler Museum staff.

Kentucky The Churchill Weavers Fellowship at the Historical Society in Frankfort, Kentucky. Application due June 1, 2015

This fellowship offers the opportunity to study over 30,000 products and swatches produced by Churchill Weavers in over 85 years in the handweaving business. This extensive collection, which also includes documentation of the operation, is housed at the Historical Society in Frankfort.


Pennsylvania Fiberart International 2016, Pittsburg, PA. Submission Deadline Aug, 31, 2015

Triennial juried show open to textile artists from around the world invites submissions that reflect a wide range of works related to the fiber medium. 2016 is juried by Chunghie Lee, Arturo Alonzo Sandoval, and Tali Weinberg (Executive Director of TSA)


Denmark Pre-Columbian Textiles Conference at the Danish National Research Foundation’s Center for Textile Research, University of Copenhagen, Denmark. May 31-June 3, 2016

Please send Lena Bjerregaard a preliminary confirmation of your interest in participating in the conference, your academic affiliation and suggested title of your contribution before June 2015.

Greece 34th Conference for Dyes in History and Archaeology, Thessaloniki, Greece. Oct. 22-23, 2015

Hosted by the Department of Management and Conservation of Ecclesiastical Cultural Heritage Objects at the University Ecclesiastical Academy of Thessaloniki. Abstract submission deadline May 31, 2015 with notification of acceptance July 15, 2015.

Korea The 9th Cheongju International Craft Competition, Cheongju, Korea. Sept. 16- Oct. 25, 2015

The theme is Hands + Expansion and Coexistence. The International Craft Competition is seeking artists who will lead the discourse on the future of craft with fresh interpretations and challenging works encompassing life’s varied genres. Entry deadline July 5, 2015.

Mexico 360 Xochi Quetzal winter artist residency located on Lake Chapala, central Mexico. Dec 18 2015- January 14, 2016.

Applications due Sept. 27, 2015 International writers, playwrights, visual artists, fiber artists, filmmakers, photographers, new media artists, dancers and musicians are all welcome to apply for a 1-month residency. We also have a personal residency program for artists who need longer periods of creative time (1 – 4 months).