JOANN Stores’ mission is to inspire creativity in everyone, and we realize the importance of contributing to Black crafters and sewists who are widely underrepresented in the industry. In its first year, the JOANN Minority Creative Grant program will commit $100,000 to Black entrepreneurs, small businesses, and charitable efforts to continue creating, inspiring and finding their Happy Place.
Twenty candidates will be selected to receive $5,000 in JOANN credit, to be used by December 2021.
In addition, each winner will have the opportunity to be considered for a paid instructor role with Creativebug, to help raise their artist profile. Winners will also be featured in JOANN Marketing and Social Channels, to help gain visibility and support for their work.
We are so excited for the opportunity to inspire more Black creatives and help them continue finding Handmade Happiness.