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Applications Now Open for 2016 John D. Mineck Furniture Fellowship


Applications will be accepted until August 31, 2016.

Click here for guidelines and application information.

Since its inauguration in 2007, the John. D. Mineck Furniture Fellowship has awarded $25,000 annually to support a talented young-in-career furniture artist in succeeding on their journey as a craftsperson. A successful applicant will be a functional artist living and working in the Northeast, committed to growing as a maker and establishing a career in furniture. The Fellowship has been designed to help support a talented artist looking to fulfill an apprenticeship, develop his/her own skills, and/or make the transition to independence.

John D. Mineck was a past President of the Society of Arts and Crafts Board of Trustees and a beloved member of Boston’s cultural community. The Furniture Fellowship developed from John’s love for making fine furniture and the skill, passion, and dedication exhibited by those in the field. In an effort to support the craft that John loved and the people who make it, the John D. Mineck Foundation created this Fellowship to encourage and support a young-in-career furniture artist with the financial assistance to help them succeed in their journey.

In 2015, The Society of Arts and Crafts and the John D. Mineck Foundation awarded the Fellowship to Sarah Marriage of Hoboken, New Jersey. Sarah is using her funding to support the creation of “A Workshop of Their Own,” a space where women furniture makers can come together in a supportive environment.


Top Images:

Sarah Marriage, Leviathan Tambour Desk, 2013, English sycamore, Port Orford cedar, cow leather (writing surface), shellac, wax, 38 x 39.25 x 22"

Sarah Marriage, Gold Girl, 2015, Maple, myrtle, glass, brass, 14 x 22 x 78"

Sarah Marriage, October Box, 2012, Madrone, brass, silk, shellac, 14 x 10 x 2.75"