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FS22: Working Together

Annual Conference

June 8 – 112022

This Year’s Virtual Conference Highlights

Wednesday — Saturday, June 8 – 112022

Profes­sional Devel­op­ment Sessions: Wed June 8Thurs June 9 Fri June 10
These sessions include topics such as resume writing, placing bids, invoic­ing, book­keep­ing, apply­ing for grants, and more. Each day offers a differ­ent lineup of topics and presenters.

Port­fo­lio Reviews: Wed June 8Thurs June 9 Fri June 10
Not just for students! 30-minute, one-on-one sessions provid­ing makers a chance to receive critiques on their work from leaders in the field. Each day offers a differ­ent lineup of reviewers.

Mentor­ing Sessions: Wed June 8Thurs June 9 Fri June 10
Not just for students! 30-minute, one-on-one sessions provid­ing an oppor­tu­nity for makers to create a direct connec­tion with a mentor of their choice. Each day offers a differ­ent lineup of mentors.

Object Studies: Wed June 8Thurs June 9
A behind-the-scenes look at objects made by TFS’ Award of Distinc­tion honorees — both past and present!

Studio Tour:
A behind-the-scenes look into the Nakashima Wood­work­ing Factory with 2022 AoD honoree Mira Nakashima

Tommy Simpson Docu­men­tary:
The Why Make? Podcast and Beery ­Media present a screen­ing of the new short docu­men­tary film about Tommy Simpson — artist, wood­worker, sculp­tor, furni­ture maker, painter and poet!

Steffi Dotson Service Award:
The Board of Direc­tors of The Furni­ture Society is pleased to announce that the 2022 Steffi Dotson Service Award is being given to Bart Niswonger — a heavily-involved commu­nity member, board member, and past Board President.

Award of Distinction:
A cele­bra­tion of this year’s honorees — Ronald D. Abram­son, Miguel Gómez-Ibáñez, and Mira Nakashima

Evening Presen­ta­tions: Wed June 8Thurs June 9 Fri June 10
Three nights of engag­ing, thought-provok­ing, and educational conversations

Craft For A Greater Good:
A synop­sis of all the great work that has happened (and still happen­ing) over the past two years with the team at STEAM Studios, BeLoved Asheville, and TFS

The National Day of Making: Sat June 11
Regional in-person events happen­ing around the country — studio visits, demon­stra­tions, hand’s-on activ­i­ties, exhi­bi­tions, and more!

FS22 Working Together Conference Schedule

Scholarship Opportunities

The Furni­ture Society is proudly part­ner­ing with The Schooner Foun­da­tion to offer a new Profes­sional Devel­op­ment Program and schol­ar­ships for up to twenty BIPOC, Non-Binary, and women makers to attend the lectures, port­fo­lio reviews, and mentor­ship sessions offered as part of our first, online confer­ence, FS22: Working Together. This support will provide dynamic confer­ence program­ming as well as direct access to profes­sional devel­op­ment tools and oppor­tu­ni­ties for under­rep­re­sented makers in the field.

Program­ming for FS22 is supported in part by the Amer­i­can Craft Council Legacy Series thanks to a grant from the Windgate Char­i­ta­ble Foun­da­tion and The Schooner Foundation