Fibres West 2021

October 25, 2020

Fibres West Scholarship Information

The Wafta Scholarship to attend Fibres West was established in 2014. The Scholarship enables a Wafta member to attend the Fibres West 2021 residential week from 4-10 July 2021 at Muresk Institute, Northam. This merit-based Scholarship will provide $1000 towards the full-fee registration cost with the recipient contributing the balance of the full fee registration and their materials costs.


·      The successful applicant will be a financial member of Wafta both at the time of applying and during Fibres West 2021.

·      The applicant should be actively participating in the activities and events of Wafta.

·      The recipient would be a member whose participation at Fibres West 2021 will benefit not only themselves but also the promotion of Wafta and participation in the textile art events of Wafta.


A panel with a broad knowledge of the fibre/textile field independent of, but selected by, the General Committee will review all applications and select a recipient on merit. The selection panel's decision will be final, and no discussion will be entered into.

Note: In the event that no suitable candidate is presented, the Scholarship will not be awarded for Fibres West 2021 and the funds will be carried forward.


As places in Fibres West 2021 have been filled you will already be holding a place and have paid your deposit before submitting your application for the Scholarship.


Please submit a copy of your Fibres West enrolment form AND proof of the required deposit, and a statement of no more than 300 words in support of your application. Also at least two (2) but no more than three (3) images of your recent work, saved as jpeg or png files, of 300dpi. If sending a postal application these must be on a USB stick.

COMPLETED APPLICATIONS to be received no later than April 1, 2021.


For further information contact:


Applications are to be sent to: or by post to: PO Box211, Inglewood


Applicants will be notified of the outcome by May 1, 2021.


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