The TEXTILE CENTER, Minneapolis, Minnesota, received $30,800 in support of Fiber Artists Project Grants and programs and services for emerging professional fiber artists in the Centers 2010-11 program year. The Center is a locally-based national center for fiber art. Its mission is to honor textile traditions and promote excellence and innovation in fiber art. The Fiber Artists Project Grant program was launched in 2008 to advance the professional development of emerging fiber artists in Minnesota and foster vitality and excellence in the field of fiber art. Open to emerging artists living in Minnesota, the program provides artists with stipends, a culminating exhibition, and opportunities for networking and professional development. The program is designed to expand opportunities for emerging fiber artists in Minnesota, supporting artists as they undertake specific and individually designed artistic projects. Three $4,000 grants will be awarded to support a wide range of project activities.