Mary Black Fund Bursary

The Mary Black Fund was established in 1982 to honor Mary E. Black, an internationally known author, teacher and weaver.

Money from this fund is available annually as a bursary, or bursaries, to all active ASH members for the promotion and advancement of spinning and/or weaving. Previous recipients.


The Mary E. Black Fund Committee, which consists of the ASH Treasurer and other members of the Executive, will review applications on a first-come, first served basis. Bursaries are awarded at the discretion of this Committee.

All decisions are final. Awards will be available once every two fiscal years, running from April 1st to March 31st. Individual awards will not exceed $300 and the total annual awards will not exceed $600.

Conditions of Application

  • The applicant shall be an active member of ASH for at least two years.
  • The applicant will provide a brief resume and a full description of the project, with visual material related to the project, if relevant.
  • Upon completion of the project, the applicant will fulfill application requirements by providing a program on their project to ASH members at a monthly meeting, and an article on the project for our “Members Only” section of the ASH website.
  • Apply by letter to the ASH Treasurer, stating: Overall budget, including other grants and amount requested.

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