2004 Arts & Crafts Competition
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ABS 2004 Annual Arts & Crafts Competition

Grant Amount: $1,000

Deadline was: July 1, 2004.

Announcement

All applicants will be notified before the annual meeting in October. The grantee will be announced at the meeting and information will be included in the American Bamboo Society magazine, Bamboo, and on the ABS Web site.

The details of the new competition for 2005 will be announced shortly after the annual meeting.

Some Possible Categories

Using Bamboo as Material or Design Motif

Literature — poetry

Crafts — fiber, clay, glass, metal, paper, wood, mixed media, book arts

Visual Arts — drawing, painting, photography sculpture

Design — interior design, graphics

Performing Arts — music, theater, dance

Application Instructions

Please submit to the Arts & Crafts Coordinator (listed below) a résumé and a brief description (not less than one paragraph and not more than one page) of the proposed project or the body of work the applicant wishes to extend. Be sure to describe how and why you chose bamboo.

Include documentation such as reviews, newspaper articles, etc. of related work (if available) and slides, photographs, audio or video tapes as appropriate. Include a SASE if you wish to have your documentation materials returned (in Fall, 2004).

All submissions must have been created by the applicant and must not be part of work created in and for class credit.

Do not send original works of art.

Recipient Responsibilities

When the award recipient participates in public activities with the funded work (performances, exhibitions, etc.) the recipient shall give credit to the American Bamboo Society with the following credit line: “This project is supported by the American Bamboo Society.”

One year following the award, the recipient shall write a short statement describing how the award impacted on her/his continued work efforts. This statement will be read at the annual meeting of the American Bamboo Society in the Fall of 2005 and published in the magazine, Bamboo and on the ABS Web site

Please submit your application to:


ABS Arts & Crafts Coordinator
186 Harkness Road
Amherst, MA 01002

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