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QUICK FIRE OPPORTUNITY: TFS at ACC! Ambassador Award Application Member oppor­tu­nity to attend the Amer­i­can Craft Coun­cil’s Present Tense: 2019 confer­ence in Philadelphia

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The Furni­ture Society is pleased to announce a part­ner­ship oppor­tu­nity with the Amer­i­can Craft Council (ACC). One recip­i­ent will be chosen to receive a full confer­ence pass (valued at $500) to the upcom­ing ACC confer­ence, Present Tense: 2019, taking place October 10 – 12, 2019 in Philadel­phia, PA.

The Amer­i­can Craft Council is hosting a national conver­sa­tion on craft’s rele­vance as a power­ful cata­lyst for navi­gat­ing and making meaning in an increas­ingly tense and complex present…and we need to be there. 

This confer­ence oppor­tu­nity affords the recip­i­ent the chance to attend this national conver­sa­tion around craft, engage with and contribute to the dialogue, and to share these expe­ri­ences with our larger furni­ture commu­nity. This oppor­tu­nity is open exclu­sively to currently enrolled members of The Furniture Society. 

Appli­ca­tion Dead­line: Septem­ber 18, 2019
Recip­i­ent will be noti­fied by Septem­ber 23, 2019

This part­ner­ship oppor­tu­nity is open to current members of The Furni­ture Society. Apply now to be consid­ered to receive a full confer­ence pass (valued at $500) to the upcom­ing ACC confer­ence, Present Tense: 2019, taking place October 10 – 12, 2019 in Philadel­phia, PA


  • Dead­line for all submis­sions: Septem­ber 182019
  • Recip­i­ents will be noti­fied in writing by Septem­ber 232019.


  • This award covers one full confer­ence pass. It does not include travel, lodging, or meals.
  • Award Recip­i­ent will be noti­fied by email on or before Septem­ber 23rd, 2019.
  • Require­ments: Recip­i­ent must attend the dura­tion of the ACC confer­ence, espe­cially wood/​furniture related program­ming. Recip­i­ent must be willing/​able/​comfortable with present­ing their confer­ence expe­ri­ences via social media and will be inter­viewed for a follow-up Furni­ture Society Newsletter article.
  • All appli­cants must be currently enrolled members of The Furni­ture Society to apply and take part in any of the Grant­ing oppor­tu­ni­ties. Become a MEMBER.
  • Partic­i­pants must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Confer­ence website and info: https://​craft​coun​cil​.org/​c​o​n​f​e​rence


  • NO LATER THAN Septem­ber 18, 2019: Send an email to info@​furnituresociety.​org along with your CV/​resume telling us how partic­i­pat­ing in an event such as this is rele­vant to you at this time, and what makes you a good ambas­sador for TFS at this confer­ence? (300 words).
  • In the subject line of the appli­ca­tion email, you must include your last name and the name of the oppor­tu­nity — [i.e. SMITHquickfireoppTFSatACC] 


The Furni­ture Society is a 501©3 orga­ni­za­tion. Our mission is to advance the art of furni­ture making by inspir­ing creativ­ity, promot­ing excel­lence, and foster­ing an under­stand­ing of this art and its place in society. Our vision is to culti­vate a diverse commu­nity and conver­sa­tion around furni­ture in all its forms. 

The Furni­ture Society works to realize its mission through educa­tional programs, publi­ca­tions, exhi­bi­tions, recog­ni­tion of excel­lence in the field, and annual confer­ences. With members from across the United States and Canada, as well as numer­ous other coun­tries around the world, the Furni­ture Society repre­sents a broad cross-section of furni­ture makers, museum and gallery profes­sion­als, schol­ars, jour­nal­ists, and others involved with the field of furni­ture in many different ways.

Information about ACC's Present Tense: 2019 conference