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ACT’s 2021 Online Auction

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A New Philanthropic Event Supporting Textile Education Scholarships

The Association for Contract Textiles will hold an online-only auction during the month of October 2021 to raise funds for textile education scholarships. Bringing together the talents of members, friends and colleagues of ACT, the curated collection will feature original works in a broad selection of craft and fine art techniques including basketry, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, mixed media, jewelry, home décor, furnishings, wearables, and more. In addition, ACT member companies will offer products in the auction. Bidding will be open to the public beginning at Noon EST on October 7 through Midnight EST on October 31, 2021.

Announcing the ACT Gives 2021 Online Art Auction 

A New Philanthropic Event Supporting Textile Education Scholarships

The Association for Contract Textiles will hold an online-only auction during the month of October 2021 to raise funds for textile education scholarships. Bringing together the talents of members, friends and colleagues of ACT, the curated collection will feature original works in a broad selection of craft and fine art techniques including basketry, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, mixed media, jewelry, home décor, furnishings, wearables, and more. In addition, ACT member companies will offer products in the auction. Bidding will be open to the public beginning at Noon EST on October 7 through Midnight EST on October 31, 2021.

The auction’s purpose is three-fold:

  • Celebrate artists, artisans and makers who are members, friends and colleagues of ACT
  • Raise funds for textile design scholarships supporting future talent
  • Build and strengthen connections within and beyond the contract textile community

Proceeds from ACT’s 2021 Online Art Auction will go to the Rhode Island School of Design Endowment Fund, which awards the Association for Contract Textiles Scholarship annually.

ACT Gives

ACT Gives is the official brand of the association’s philanthropic program. The Association for Contract Textiles is committed to supporting textile design, education and vocation. Since 1996, ACT has contributed scholarship funds that benefit textile students at four premier institutions:  California College of the Arts, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, and Thomas Jefferson University (formerly Philadelphia University).

About ACT

The Association for Contract Textiles, founded in 1985, is a professional trade association comprised of companies and individuals involved in the design, development, production, promotion and application of textiles for commercial environments. ACT serves as the definitive resource for contract textile information and education. ACT member companies are among the industry’s most respected leaders. ACT initiatives include the establishment of voluntary performance and environmental guidelines that are represented by the well-known icons that are in ACT’s family of registered certification marks.

IMPORTANT LINKS!

Auction Website: https://ACT2021.givesmart.com

Association Website: https://contracttextiles.org

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/act.org_hq

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/association-for-contract-textiles

AUCTION INFORMATION!

Bidding is open October 7, Noon EST through October 31, Midnight EST

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