HGA offers three (3) grants to provide financial assistance for HGA members to take non-accredited fiber art workshops and classes, to attend a fiber art regional conference, and for teaching members to offer classes to beginning weaving and spinning students.
Silvio and Eugenia Petrini Grant
Established in 1994 to honor Silvio and Eugenia Petrini, longtime supporters of HGA and the fiber arts community, this fund makes a grant of $300 each year. The Petrini Grant funds are to be used for study in a non-accredited fiber art program of any skill level.
Mearl K. Gable II Memorial Grant
Established in 2000 to honor Mearl K. Gable II, a generous supporter of the Weavers Guild of the North Shore, Inc. (WGNS) and the fiber art community, this fund awards grants in the amounts of $100 or more each year. This grant can be used toward study in a non-accredited fiber art program of any skill level and may be used for research and studies connected with fiber arts. Within six months of completing the studies, the recipient will be required to make a report to the WGNS either in person or by video, presentation, notebook and samples, etc.
Funded by the donations to HGA’s Fiber Trust, this grant awards $500 each year. This grant is open to members who teach beginning weavers or spinners in a private studio, shop or school; who are bringing new people to the craft; and who have an innovative plan or proposal.
The HGA Grant Panel is responsible for reviewing and evaluating applicants for all three grants.