Boost your creative business with a Spoonflower Grant!

Hey there fellow creative entrepreneur! If you’re looking for a way to take your creative business to the next level, this might be the post for you. Did you know that Spoonflower, the popular custom fabric and wallpaper printing company, has a bi-annual grant that can help you do just that? And the deadline for applying is just around the corner! So read on…

The Spoonflower Small Business Grant is available to handmade business owners worldwide, regardless of their stage of development. This means that no matter where you are in your entrepreneurial journey, you can apply for this grant. And with two deadlines each year – March 1st and August 15th – you have two chances to submit your application and potentially receive a grant. So mark your calendar and get ready to apply!

Autumn 2022 grant winner Karin Fast of Cream Tea and Lace
Autumn 2022 grant winner Patty Variboa of Oaty Bear

The grant is designed to support creative entrepreneurs like makers, interior designers or surface pattern designers, who want to prepare for their next craft fair, experiment with a new product, or simply get their business off the ground. It’s a great opportunity for any entrepreneur who wants to unleash their creativity and give their small business a nice boost.

As we all know, the handmade business industry can be very competitive, with talented artisans and makers from all over the world showcasing their unique skills and products. So, it’s important to find unique ways to help your business stand out. The Spoonflower Small Business Grant could give you just that opportunity.

Autumn 2022 grant winner Emma Adams of Fox & Fables
Autumn 2022 grant winner Seiko Sisco of Waku Waku Baby

So, what exactly does this grant looks like? Recipients will receive an award of Spoonflower credit to digitally print custom fabric, wallpaper, or home decor items for their creative goals. This means that you can experiment with new designs, products, and ideas without worrying about the cost of production. That’s a yes from me!

However, there are some requirements you’ll need to meet to be considered for the grant. You’ll need to provide documentation of product samples and a resumé with relevant creative and business experience. You’ll also be asked to answer some questions regarding your business and the project you’re proposing. This gives you an opportunity to showcase your unique business ideas, share your creative vision, and tell your story. You can find some tips on how to apply here.

Autumn 2022 grant winner Lisa Assenza of Fishbellies
Claire Lacovara of Monty & Mabel
Autumn 2022 grant winner Claire Lacovara of Monty & Mabel

The grant is not limited to any specific industry or location, so it’s open to all creative entrepreneurs across the world. No excuses!

So, what are you waiting for? Head over to the grant application form before the March 1st, 2023 deadline. Recipients will receive an award of US$1000 Spoonflower credit, which can be used to help you achieve your creative dreams.

You can find all the information about the grant here, and check out some of the past winners here.

I hope you take advantage of this incredible opportunity if you’re a creative small business, and if you do, I wish you the best of luck!

I am a designer, originally from Colombia and now living permanently in Cornwall, UK. I graduated in Product Design but since then have mostly worked in graphics for print and web. A few years ago I decided to specialise in Surface Pattern Design and I'm loving it!

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