QEST Applications Open January 2022

9 December 2021

Deadline: February 14, 2022

QEST Scholarships & Apprenticeships are available to fund the education and training of any individual UK resident, aged 18 or older, who would like to improve their craft skills, with an award of £2,500 to £18,000.

Previous NI Scholarship recipients include Scott Benefield Glass; Stephen McClenaghan Luthier; James Preshaw Uileann Pipe maker.

QEST Apprenticeships have supported James Adair Master Saddler & apprentice Lucy Cushley; Adam Frew’s apprentice Jack McGonigle (ceramics).


The next application round for both programmes opens Monday 10 January to Monday 14 February 2022.

Two ‘How To Apply’ sessions on zoom to give advice and tips on the scholarship application process:

4-5pm, 12 January 2022
Register here:–tqTsqGtOoC0WlMvfeNQcKAHcMir0O

4-5pm, 31 January 2022
Register here:

This session will address the apprenticeship application process:

4-5pm, 20 January 2022

Register here:


As a QEST Ambassador, Craft NI Director Katherine McDonald is available to discuss and support your application ideas, email


Full details here


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