Guess what? I’m giving away $500 + 10 hours of my time to support a great Craftivism Project idea!— Shannon “Badass Cross Stitch” Downey (@ShannonDowney) October 15, 2021
Here’s the details: https://t.co/xTkR60laFW
Application is open NOW – 12/15
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Fiber artist and activist Shannon Downey of Badass Cross Stitch wants to reinvest in the craftivist community and spur new projects. She is giving away a small grant as well as some time from her as a strategic advisor. The application is only open to US residents. She also says she is open to all craft mediums.
You will have to answer some deep questions about your idea in the application. From Shannon’s Substack post:
- What is the change you are trying to create?
- Does the project directly impact the issue you are addressing?
- Can you measure impact?
- Who do you need on your team to get it done?
- Is it creative, clever, powerful, innovative, actionable, realistic?
For more info and link to the application, head to Shannon’s Substack Craftivism Micro-Grant.
Shannon Downey is an activist, cross-stitch and embroidery designer, a speaker, and educator. She travels the US in an RV speaking and showcasing her work at museums, events, and in your driveway. Shannon is also the organizer behind Badass HERstory a global community project for women and non-binary people and Rita’s Quilt. Shannon is active on Twitter, but you can check out her linktr.ee for all of the online or in-person places where you can find her.
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