The Krenov Foundation Professional Development Award is the foundation’s most recently funded award. The award of $2500 is intended for an emerging fine woodworking professional to assist them as an artist-in-residence or visiting scholar at a nationally recognized woodworking school or craft center.

2017 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AWARD RECIPIENT

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Bruno Chevrette from Quebec, Canada has been selected as the recipient of the Krenov Foundation’s Professional Development Award (PDA) for 2017-18.

Following training in France, Bruno moved to Canada where he has been dividing his time between Furniture Making and Timber Frame House Construction.
He will use his Professional Development Award to travel to the Brooklyn, New York where he will study at the Mokuchi Workshop under the guidance of Japanese Woodworking Master Yann Giguere. 

Bruno believes that timber framing parallels cabinetry work on a building scale. He hopes that “traditional Japanese woodworking will provide the link between traditional carpentry and artistic woodworking that I am seeki¬ng. The knowledge and new skills gained will enrich my pool of expertise and enable me to create unique objects, furniture pieces and structures of high quality that will stand the test of time”.

This is the second year in a row that the Foundation’s PDA has been used to support study abroad. Last year’s winner, Kelly Parker traveled to New Zealand to study steam bending at the Center for Fine Woodworking.

Read about all of the recipients.

2018 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AWARD

APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED UNTIL APRIL 30, 2018

HOW TO APPLY
Download the application information and form here.
Submit the following items to awards@thekrenovfoundation.org
no later than April 30, 2018:

  • Completed Application Form
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Resume
  • Supporting Financial Documents
  • Two Letters of Recommendation
  • Digital photographs  

Award is for a residency that begins no later than December 31, 2019.

WHO CAN APPLY?
Any emerging or mid career fine woodworking professional, (minimum of 4 years of experience) who will be working as an artist in residence, visiting scholar, or faculty collaborator at a nationally recognized Woodworking School or Arts and Crafts Center.

Foundation Board of Directors, Advisory Board, or Committee Members or members of their immediate families are not eligible for this award

Scholarship Committee Review and Recommendation by May 31, 2018

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