WIT (Women in Turning) is dedicated to encouraging and assisting women in their pursuit of turning, to sharing ideas and processes to further member’s skills and creativity, and to increasing participation of women in the field of woodturning. The purpose of the WIT grant is to provide financial assistance to individuals, groups, schools, and local AAW chapters in supporting the WIT Committee goals. A few examples of how grants may be utilized are:to support local AAW chapter outreach and membership drives with goals to increase the number of women in their clubs; to support regional educational conferences to improve women’s turning skills;or to support women only exhibitions. All creative and interesting ideas of how to achieve WIT’s stated purpose will be considered.
WIT grants are not intended for an individual’s personal development or education. If that is the goal, one should apply for an EOG grant instead.
All current AAW members and local AAW chapters are eligible to apply. In addition, non-affiliated organizations such as museums, galleries, schools, and arts groups will be considered if the proposed projects meet the WIT standards.
Each applicant may submit only one application per year, and may apply in successive years. Previous winners may apply again after two years.
Awards will be made quarterly in February, May, August, and November. Deadlines for applications are January 31, April 30, July 31, and October 31.
The WIT grant Committee will determine the number of awards to be made during any given period and the amount of each award. The dollar amount awarded will be at the discretion of the committee and based on the merit of the proposal and the availability of funds.
Recipients of grants will be given one year from the grant award date to use the funds for the intended purpose. When the project or event has been completed, grantees will be required to submit a report to the WIT Committee describing how the funds were utilized and the way it helped advance the WIT mission.
How to Apply
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