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Student Project Grant

The Spoonflower Student Project Grant (formerly the Emerging Designer Grant) supports the artistic pursuits of a select group of full-time undergraduate and graduate students worldwide. Recipients will receive an award of up to $1,000 in Spoonflower credit to design their own digitally printed fabrics and wallpaper. Possible student projects include, but are not limited to, art installations, fashion shows or interior design projects


Any undergraduate or graduate student currently enrolled in an art, textile, fashion or design program is eligible to apply. Grant requests will be awarded to up to 10 applicants per semester.

The online application form will ask for proof of enrollment, PDF with three previous works (see example), and contact information for your project advisor. The applicant must also answer narrative questions regarding their work and the project proposed.

To view/complete the application, click here.


Recipients are selected in both the fall and spring semesters.

Application Deadline: October 1, 2018
Notifications: October 15, 2018

Application Deadline: February 1, 2019
Notifications: February 15, 2019

Please upload one of the following to your application:

  • A transcript or class list for the current term (must include the date/term)
  • A copy or picture of your student ID (must include an expiration date or term)

You really want to make those three images count! While you are able to include an optional link to your website, the three image PDF slideshow is the panel’s first impression of your work. Choose images that are photographed well and show overall artistic skill and a commitment to craft. You can include finished works, assignments, works in progress and sketches. Lastly, don’t forget to compile the three images into one singular PDF like this example. Use Microsoft PowerPoint or Google Slides to easily put this document together.

Grant requests can be up to $1,000 credit to Spoonflower. Based on your project proposal, please make an estimate of your project costs. While we don’t require a line-by-line budget for your proposed expenses, we want to see that you recognize your project’s funding needs. It is helpful to have an estimate of how many yards or meters you will use and what type(s) of fabric and/or paper you will be using in your project. Don’t forget to include swatches and any design tools you may need in your total.

Yes, fabric and/or paper purchased using Spoonflower Student Project Grant funds may be used in combination with other fabrics and/or elements in your project.

We will contact you by email whether or not you are chosen as a grant recipient on or before October 15 for the autumn deadline and on or before February 15 for the spring deadline.

In order to achieve expected colors we recommend ordering a swatch of your design before printing large amounts to ensure you are happy with colors, repeat, size, etc.

We’d love to highlight your process and final project on the Spoonflower blog. Student Project Grant winners will work directly with Spoonflower to coordinate sharing of the project. Please feel free to send us photos or links as you work, and don’t forget to tag us with the hashtag #Spoonflower on any social media posts.

Yes! If you’d like to include Roostery products, please include them in your project proposal.


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