The PFA+D Fellowship Program

The PFA+D Fellowship Program aims to elevate the skill and practice of individual South Florida artists working within the field of Fine Crafts and Hand-Made-Objects. We will strive to provide our Fellows with a series of career/work-related workshops/webinars/podcasts/Zoom-sessions with master makers and other professionals to hone their art and business skills. We seek to offer our Fellows opportunities to learn a set of career and job capabilities necessary to earn a dignified livelihood in today’s art market.

Interested South Florida artists will be assessed through an anonymous process through an application system that will include a resume, samples of their work, and a written statement defining their interest in participating in the program. A jury composed of three art professionals in the field of crafts will review the applications and choose five Fellows from the applicants.

The PFA+D Fellows Program seeks to sustain and nurture a diverse range of creative craft artists at various stages of their careers and continue expanding the craft field in South Florida.


We welcome local artists who work in all forms of crafts, including ceramics, glass, wood, metal, fiber, textiles, and mixed media. Artists creating handmade art in any modality (traditional, conceptual, functional, 2D, or 3D) may apply to this program.


To apply, each artist should include:

Artist Statement

A short, concise statement giving an overview of personal artistic practice. This statement should provide a brief introduction of ideas, themes, and methods used in their practice. It should include a description of their philosophy, why they create, and why they chose to express themselves through a craft medium. Artists are welcome to add other facts or items they would like to share regarding their process or expression mode.

Resume or CV 

An overview of their education and listing of exhibitions, shows they have participated in, and any info regarding their experience and tenure as artists.

Work Samples 

Up to 10 digital images with descriptions and pertinent information.

Letter of Support

Letter from someone who knows the applicant and is familiar with their work, work ethic, commitment, and passion for making handmade objects.

 Must be a resident of South Florida for the last two years.