WAFTA Scholarship @ FibresWest

July 16, 2018

Two lucky recipients announced!

This year we received a record number of applications for the 2019 WAFTA Scholarship to Fibres West. We were bowled over by the interest shown in this merit based scholarship.

So, without further ado weare proud to announce that we have selected two excellent applicants to receive a 50:50 share of the 2019 WAFTA Fibres West Scholarship.  They are:

Liz Arnold and Jan Holland

Congratulations to both of them! The competition was tough, but both came out on top as equally worthy recipients!

We wish all WAFTA members who are attending Fibres West to have a fabulous time!



The WAFTA Scholarship to attend Fibres West was established in 2014. The Scholarship enables a WAFTA member to attend the Fibres West 2019 residential week from July 7 - 13, 2019 at Muresk Institute. This merit-based Scholarship will provide $1000 towards the full-fee registration cost with the recipient contributing the balance of that cost. The recipient will also be responsible for any materials fees charged for their chosen workshop.


The successful applicant will be a financial member of WAFTA both at the time of applying and at the time of participation in Fibres West 2019.

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

The recipient will be a member whose participation at Fibres West 2019 would benefit not only themselves but also the promotion of WAFTA and/or participation in the textile art events of WAFTA.


A panel drawn from the WAFTA Management Committee and another person with a broad knowledge of the fibre/textile field 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 2019 and the funds will be carried forward.


As places in Fibres West 2019 are likely to fill quickly you are strongly advised to submit your application for enrolment and pay the required deposit without awaiting the outcome of your WAFTA Scholarship @ Fibres West application.


Applications for the WAFTA Scholarship @ Fibres West must be completed online at the link below no later than March 1, 2019. 

Applicants will be notified of the outcome by March 15, 2019.

All applications must include a copy of the Fibres West enrolment form AND the receipt for the required deposit.

The application includes a statement of no more than 300 words in support of your application and at least two but no more than three images at 300dpi max 2mb. Images should be labelled with your name, title of the work, year made, dimensions, and details of materials and techniques used.

The successful applicant's deposit will be retained towards the recipient's required contribution (see above). Unsuccessful scholarship applicants will have their deposit refunded if they are unable to attend Fibres West 2019.  

Application forms must be submitted by March 1 2019.

SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION FORM - Click here to complete and submit

SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION - The above information is available here in pdf format

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