Call for Proposals – OIDFA Grant for Young Lacemakers – due July 31, 2016

Call for Proposals – OIDFA Grant for Young Lacemakers
Organisation Internationale de la Dentelle au Fuseau et à l’Aiguille
International Bobbin and Needle Lace Organization
Kasha Borg,
Website: This information was provided by OIDFA, but I’m unable to find anything on their website about it.
Deadline for proposals: July 31, 2016

The purpose of introducing a system of grant(s) is to enable young lacemakers, to achieve success in their chosen field of lace study and to further the knowledge and development of lace making.

Two of OIDFA’s aims are to:

  • Promote, coordinate and increase efforts for the study, practice and the quality of bobbin and needle lace, in traditional techniques as well as modern interpretations and use.
  • Encourage study and research, historical and technical information.

OIDFA invites applications from young lacemakers, aged 18-30 years by 31 July every congress year (2014, 2016, 2018 etc.) who are interested in carrying out an in-depth research into any aspect of lace making such as lace history, lace traditions, lace techniques (traditional and contemporary), a comparative study of one type of lace, lace design by traditional methods or computer generation and lace in paintings etc. OIDFA wishes to support those who will take our knowledge of lace forward, finding new and exciting information or ideas of how it has been previously applied or may be applied in the future.

We look forward to receiving applications from individuals, a member of a lace school or someone currently studying lace in higher education. The closing date for applications is March 31st every congress year.


  1. The grant will relate only to bobbin and/or needle lace to comply with the title of the organization and the Constitution and Bylaws. The grant will be advertised in the OIDFA Bulletin and on the website.
  2. A maximum of €1000 will be awarded for the biennial grant, subject to the finances of the organization. The amount may be for one OR more persons, but would not exceed the maximum amount per biennial grant.
  3. “Young” means 18-30 years, by 31 July the year of the application.
  4. The applicant need not be an OIDFA member, but OIDFA members should have priority, if their application fulfills the criteria for selection. If the successful applicant is not a member of OIDFA, membership will be given for a maximum of two years.
    The application must be supported by two persons, who should be members of OIDFA.
  5. By application; a pro-forma to be completed and to include:
  • personal details including education to date
  • lace experience
  • reason(s) for the application
  • title of the study/research
  • the type and time of the study/research
  • the intended outcome of the study/research
  • the total amount being requested,
  • known and projected detail on books, course fees, translations, travel, accommodation, equipment and so on
  • any other relevant information

6.  The results of the study/research must be in English or French (the two official languages of OIDFA).
7. The successful applicant will be required to sign an Agreement to write for the OIDFA Bulletin, either as a series of articles or as a major article at the end of the specified grant period.
8. Copyright of the Bulletin articles is retained by the author.
9. The grant will be paid by installments, with receipts being required for major expenditure. The final installment will only be paid on receipt of items 6 and 7 above.
10. The grant will be awarded by a panel of maximum 3 persons, selected from the AC & EC. All decisions of the panel will be documented and archived.
11. One member of the panel will be the liaison/mentor for the recipient; they will annually inform the AC, EC and panel of the recipient’s progress.
12. If no suitable application is received, the grant may remain in the general account and be deferred to the following biennial selection.
13. Successful applicants may not be eligible for the grant in subsequent years.

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