Craft Innovation Jumpstarter

Craft Innovation Jumpstarter

Craft Innovation Jumpstarter

Introducing the Craft Innovation Jumpstarter

The Society of Arts + Crafts 2023 Jumpstarter program consists of four (4) grants of $3,000 each: two (2) in the summer and two (2) in the winter. The next deadline is in June, 2024. *Meet recent Jumpstarter Grant recipients: Funlola Coker and Maris VanVlack. 

The purpose of the grants is to support craft artists who reside in New England to pursue new directions or advance new ideas in their work. The goal of increasing equity, inclusion and diversity in the craft field will be an important program focus.

To obtain detailed information about the Jumpstarter program and to apply, click below: 

The 2023 grants are the second and third rounds of a program that began in 2022 and will run into 2025. To ensure that you are notified about future rounds, register here. To read about past Jumpstarter grant awardees, click here

Past Awardees

Fall, 2022 Spring, 2023 Fall, 2023
Caitlyn Marsh Lynne Petrovich-Cheney Funlola Coker
Keysha Rivera Sarah Madeleine T. Guerin Maris VanVlack


Craft Innovators in Our Community

Craft + Eco-Activism

Michelle Lougee, Artist-in-Residence 2019

Lougee brought together over 100 people of all ages to transform thousands of single-use plastic bags into a crocheted sculpture of sea creatures, and helped illustrate the impact discarded plastics have on the environment.

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Craft + Machining

Chris Bathgate, Mentor Program Speaker

Bathgate is a self-taught machinist and metalworker who combined media in a new way to create an entirely new craft, and then created a successful career by using an on-demand business model.

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Craft + Meteorology

Nathalie Miebach, CraftBoston Exhibitor

Miebach translates scientific data related to  meteorology, ecology and oceanography into woven sculptures and musical scores — exploring how visual and musical aesthetics can be used to translate scientific systems. 

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