Dedicated to advancing the Smithsonian's mission to increase and diffuse knowledge. Founded in 1966.       

            The Smithsonian Women’s Committee celebrates fine American crafts through two signature events: the Smithsonian Craft Show and Craft2Wear. From the funds raised at these shows the Committee awards grants and endowments throughout the Smithsonian.


  • Smithsonian Women’s Committee
    Visionary Artists

    The Visionary Award, established in 2014, is presented annually at the Smithsonian Craft Show to artists who, deemed by curators and experts in the field, have risen to the pinnacle in the world of sculptural arts and design, who have works in major museums, and who have demonstrated distinction, creativity, artistry, and of course, vision in his or her respective medium.

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  • Smithsonian Women’s Committee
    Announces 2018 Grants

    The Smithsonian Women’s Committee (SWC) has awarded 23 grants totaling more than $460,675 for 2018. These grants will benefit education, research, conservation, exhibitions, equipment and capital projects in 17 Smithsonian museum, research centers and offices. Funding is highly competitive and awarded after thorough research by members of the SWC and a vote by the full membership.

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The Smithsonian Craft Show and the Craft2Wear show are produced by the Smithsonian Women's Committee to support education, research, conservation, acquisition and exhibitions at the Smithsonian.

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