2020 EFASO Applications accepted between September 16-November 8, 2019
The Furniture Society proudly announces the return of membership benefit, EFASO (Exhibiting Furniture and Sculptural Objects). This program has been made possible through the generous support of the John and Robyn Horn Foundation.
The Furniture Society’s goal is to emphasize and encourage exhibitions of quality furniture at the national level in furtherance of the organization’s mission “to advance the art of furniture making by inspiring creativity, promoting excellence and fostering an understanding of the artform and its place in society.” One of the biggest hurdles furniture-makers and exhibition venues face is the high cost of shipping. Due to its size, weight, fragility, and climate sensitivity, furniture is often excluded from exhibition consideration or other exposure opportunities in favor of smaller, light-weight items that are less costly and cumbersome to handle. This situation not only hinders individual furniture artists’ professional advancement, it also severely limits the public’s access to presentations of quality furniture on a local, regional, and national level. The EFASO program aims to directly address this issue by offering merit-based individual and institutional grants to defray the high cost of shipping furniture and sculptural objects. The program will award up to 5 individual US-based maker grants at $500 each. The program will award up to 3 grants to US-based exhibiting institutions (galleries, museums, or related organizations) at $2,500 each.