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QEST was established to help support craftspeople of all ages and from all backgrounds, at a critical stage in their careers and thus sustain traditional British craftsmanship. QEST supports the training and education of talented and aspiring craftspeople through traditional college courses, apprenticeships or 1-2-1 training with master craftspeople.
Rewarding ambition in contemporary weaving, The Cordis Prize, the world’s largest award for tapestry, is set to return for it’s fifth round in 2021. The £8000 prize is the biggest award from woven tapestry in the world and aims to encourage and reward ambition and scale in the field of contemporary weaving. The prize is […]
The Karun Thakar Fund is presented by Karun Thakar in collaboration with the V&A. In its inaugural 2021 – 2022 year the fund will offer one-time scholarships of up to £10,000 to students studying any aspect of Asian or African textiles and/or dress at any university in the world. The Karun Thakar Fund aims […]
The Black Artists Grant is £1,500 given out monthly to black artists in the UK, with each artist selected receiving £500 each. The BAG is no-strings attached financial support to help the selected artists in whatever they want – be that make new work, buy equipment or materials, travel, research, visit exhibitions or conferences, or […]
Recently established in 2020 by the family of ceramic artist Stephanie Wright, the Making Waves Ceramics Trust has been created to provide innovative artists with financial support to hone their techniques and establish themselves in the world of ceramic sculpture. The Trust aims to provide funds to inspire established ceramicists to take an exciting new direction in […]