Annual Meeting Financial Assistance

We are currently accepting applications for our 2021 Annual Meeting, which will be held online June 18-20, 2021.

 

Alice Brown Memorial Scholarships

2019 Scholarship Recipient, Mari Gray, learning Palm Basket Weaving from Meeting Presenter, Laura Lemunyete

The Alice Brown Memorial Scholarship assists applicants ages 35 and under to attend the WARP Annual Meeting. Preference is given to students or recent graduates, but those pursuing non-traditional career paths related to WARP’s mission are also encouraged to apply. The scholarship includes a complimentary 2-year membership with WARP and the opportunity to share your work when you present your 10 minute online talk during the conference. Additionally, this year’s scholarship recipients will have their meeting registration costs and room & board paid for our next in-person meeting, in 2022 if COVID-19 restrictions have been lifted.

Strong applications will demonstrate the applicant’s interest in WARP’s mission of fostering a global network of enthusiasts who value the importance of textiles. For more information about WARP’s core values, please visit weavearealpeace.org/about. Join us in creating a connected textile community!

Application Deadline: May 3, 2021, Midnight, Eastern Time
To apply, please click here.
Applications will be reviewed & the scholarship committee will notify applicants by May 17.
With questions, please contact Kelsey Wiskirchen at info@weavearealpeace.org.

Alice Brown was a generous WARP member who had the foresight to donate the funds to establish the scholarship. Donations from WARP members now sustain the fund. Those of you who have attended meetings since 2008 know how much these special young people have added to the event.


Assistantship Recipient Lola Faturoti, photo documenting the 2019 Meeting in Washington, DC

Gloria Davis Memorial Assistantships

Our Assistantships offer financial assistance to allow “simple living” members to attend WARP’s Annual Meeting. There is no age requirement to qualify for this award. In exchange for financial assistance, “Assistants” help at the Meeting or on a committee. What has become the “Gloria Davis Memorial Assistantship Fund” began in 2018 thanks to WARP member Susan Davis’s donation of the Gloria Davis Textile Collection. Susan’s friend, Gloria Davis was an anthropologist who collected the Indonesian textiles over her lifetime of doing field work. Gloria’s textiles are available for sale at WARP’s Annual Meetings, and proceeds from the sale of these textiles benefit the Assistantship fund.

WARP is seeking 4 assistants to help with our Annual Meeting, which will be held online this year via Zoom. Applicants should review the available positions (below) and specify which they are applying for in the form below. Since this year’s meeting is free to attend, each Assistant will receive a $500 stipend and a complimentary 2-year membership with WARP in exchange for their time spent on the tasks. (If you are already a WARP member, we will give you a 2-year extension on your current membership.)

Application Deadline: April 19, 2021, Midnight, Eastern Time
To apply, please click here.
Applications will be reviewed & the assistantship committee will notify applicants by May 3.
With questions, please contact Kelsey Wiskirchen at info@weavearealpeace.org.


Social Media Coordinator:
We are seeking someone adept at Social Media communication to do a “social media takeover” leading up to and during WARP’s annual meeting. This person should be familiar with both Instagram and Facebook and be able to make daily posts. This person will also share our content with groups/pages that may be interested in WARP’s Annual Meeting Presentations to help us with social media advertising.

Video Editor – Pre-Meeting:
We are seeking a video editor to compile a member “show and tell” and a vendor video. Members and Vendors will send pre-recorded video clips and the Video Editor will compile these into two videos with text overlays to credit the members. We will stream these videos on Zoom during the Annual Meeting.

Video Editor – Post-Meeting:
We are seeking a video editor to work with the Zoom recordings from WARP’s Annual meeting and prepare them for sharing on YouTube. This will include adding title pages, and any other necessary minor editing, including clipping the beginning and end of the video recordings. If possible, this assistant will also upload videos to WARP’s YouTube channel.

Zoom Technical Assistant:
We are seeking an assistant to be available during the duration of the WARP meeting for technical assistance. This person should be familiar with features of both Zoom Meetings & Zoom Webinars and able to help facilitate the weekend of programs, as well as available for practice meetings leading up to the annual meeting dates.