- To research and document ceramic surfaces, both historic and contemporary, as an integral part of America's cultural heritage.
- To encourage the growth of organized information regarding the history and preservation of ceramic surfaces in the United States.
- To demonstrate that through continued research, the information gathered can be effectively added to the growing store of knowledge at the Tile Heritage Library and elsewhere, providing the public with a workable resource to enhance tile-related education throughout the nation.
- To strengthen the network of people willing to share information with the common goal of promoting and preserving ceramic surfaces in the United States.
- To enhance the visibility of the Tile Heritage Foundation as an organization dedicated to the research and preservation of this important artistic medium.
Preference will be given to individuals who embrace collaboration and who are:
- Students or teachers in ceramics, art history or the decorative arts.
- Curators, museum technicians, art and ceramic historians, preservationists or conservators in the decorative arts.
- Artists, potters, tile makers and architectural ceramists.
- Any 501 (c)(3) organizations or like institutions, companies, corporations or government agencies.
- Anyone who has secured more than $5000 in personal grants in the past 12 months.
- Anyone intending to payoff an existing loan.
- Anyone involved in cause-related or political marketing, i.e., using grant funds to pay expenses involved in seeking further funding for one's project.
- Persons involved in private research for publication and personal gain or persons seeking financial support for personal art projects.
* The Committee expects progress reports as well as a post-grant report from all recipients.
* Grants will be disbursed in two or three increments, depending on dollar allotment and receipt of timely progress reports.
* Tile Heritage Foundation expects to share in the infonnation gathered by the grantee and may choose to publish it. . Grant applications must be postmarked by November 30th of a given year.
* Grants will be made by May 31 st of the following year.
* Grants should not be construed as establishing a precedent for future support.
IT MUST BE UNDERSTOOD THAT ALL WORK COMPLETED UNDER THE AUSPICES OF A DOTY RESEARCH GRANT BECOMES PUBLIC INFORMATION, A PART OF THE PUBLIC DOMAIN.
Doty Research Grant Committee
All requests should be typed and include the following:
1. A brief concept paper stating your personal background, your intentions, goals and rationale for seeking funds from THF.
2. An abstract and outline for your project, including specific objectives.
3. A time-line indicating when progress reports will be submitted, what each will consist of, and when the project will be concluded.
4. Total project budget breakdown.
5. Two letters of recommendation.
SIX COMPLETE COPIES OF THE APPLICATION AND ACCOMPANYING
*Tile Heritage cannot accept phone calls, faxes or emails regarding the disbursement of grants; all
communication must be by mail.
TILE HERITAGE FOUNDATION
DOTY RESEARCH GRANT BEARS FRUIT
In 1997 Alexander Bevil received a $1745 grant to research the historic significance of California China Products Co. of National City, California, a company that produced tile from 1911 to 1917. The results of his extensive study have been published in The Journal of San Diego History, Vol. 45, No.4, published by the San Diego Historical Society, P. O. Box 81825, San Diego, CA 92138. The Journal may be ordered from the historical society or found on-line at www .sandiegohistory .org.
In 1998 a grant of $4000 was awarded Dr. Margaret Carney to document the contents of the Arthur E. Baggs Memorial Library collection at Ohio State University. In addition to the 65-page report submitted to Tile Heritage for its library, Dr. Carney curated an exhibition on the collection at Ohio State in March of 1999 for which a catalog was published, and she wrote an article entitled "The Last Days of Marblehead" that appeared in Style 1900, Vol. 13, No.1, which was published in February 2000.
Two grants were awarded in 2002. Again, Dr. Margaret Carney was awarded $4466 to engage in research regarding the Flint Faience and Tile Company in Flint, Michigan, to specifically investigate the pictorial ceramic tiles that were designed by Charles Fergus Binns and his students and produced by Flint in 1931-32. These architectural tiles were installed in the lobby of Merrill Hall, the new College of Ceramics building, on the campus of Alfred University, Alfred, New York. The documentation from this study is housed in the Tile Heritage Foundation library.
The other grant in 2002 was awarded to Jane Swan of the Handmade Tile Association in Minneapolis, who requested $1700 to develop a map of significant tile installations in the Twin Cities. The research was done by volunteers; the grant monies were used for production and printing. The map served as a guide for those attending the "Tiles in the Twin Cities" symposium in September 2002 and will be of lasting benefit to the community. In 2003 a grant of $5000 was given to Scott Anderson and Judith Wells to pursue their research into the Robertson Art Tile Company of Morrisville, Pennsylvania.
HOW TO BE GRANTED
1. Read and reread the entire Grant and carefully follow the directions provided.
2. Submit a clean, well-written and typed proposal, always maintaining the specified guidelines.
3. Note: budget items should represent "out-of-pocket" expenses for goods and services.
4. Respect the spirit of the Doty Research Grant. There is no funding for personal art projects, hourly wages, private enterprise. The public must be the ultimate beneficiary.
DOTY RESEARCH GRANT REQUEST FORM
Complete this form and submit it along with the required attachments.
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