Artist / Student Travel Grant

$50.00 - $250.00

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CGB has team meetings four times a year, focused on discovery, and we also send teams at our own expense to conferences, schools, libraries and shops to teach our techniques for free. We bring people from around the world to participate, and also provide materials grants and lodging if needed.

CGB will match funds 100% from our book sales for all donations, large or small.

To contribute a custom amount, send your donation electronically to and let us know it's for the Education Team, or mail a check to:

Education Team, Contemporary Geometric Beadwork
PO Box 15716, Washington, DC 20003

As of January 1, 2020, all contributions are potentially tax-deductible in the US, as CGB is now a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. As such, our business records pertaining to funds received as donations will be available for audit or inspection under US law.

Examples of how we use this funding, currently provided only from sales of our first two books:

1. A CGB Research Team meeting in Cambridge, Mass, 2016, the first year we were invited to teach at the MIT IAP sessions - we branched out to do a bit of work at the library, to see who we might meet.

2. and 3. The Mathematical Fashion Show runway at the Bridges mathematical art conference, 2019. CGB fielded a team of 9 people from 8 countries to the meeting, and we were able to show our work to the mathematicians, and through our conversations and also through seeing their own works, we grew in our understanding of how to speak about our shapes, forms, and topology. At that conference we met Dr. Gabrielle Meyer, who is most famous for her crocheted hyperbolic discs, and several others who we are now collaborating with.

4. The bead artist Teresa Sullivan at our first ever research team meeting in 2011, in Tucson, Arizona.

5. Three artists whose work you see in many of our books, Ingrid Wangsvik, Ursula Raymann and Claudia Furthner. The photo is from a recent team meeting in Spain in 2019, where we worked on morphing surfaces and beaded machines for the upcoming academic textbook.

We have four team meetings a year, and our goal is to be able to include more students and fellow artists from related fields in our discovery sessions, and to be able to also improve our extension into the schools and communities and cities we visit.