QEST Awards

11 January 2024

Deadline: February 12, 2024

The Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust (QEST) awards scholarship and apprenticeship funding of up to £18,000 to talented and aspiring craftspeople working in a broad range of skills, from farriery and jewellery design, to silversmithing, dry stone walling, glassblowing cheese maturing, sculpture and more.

In addition to the Scholarship and Apprenticeship funding, QEST are excited to launch the Emerging Maker Grants this summer. This funding opportunity supports talented early-career craftspeople in their development. Makers with four years or less of professional practice, who have a strong connection to materials, technical skills and processes, can apply for up to £10,000.

The funding specifically supports training and education to enable makers to enhance their craft skills and advance their careers. The training can take many forms, from traditional college courses to vocational one-on-one training with a master craftsperson, or a bespoke programme of short courses.

Join the how to apply for an apprenticeship below which will be held via Zoom to introduce interested makers to the different funding available, tips and advice for filling in applications:

How to Apply for an Apprenticeship

Wednesday 24th January, 1pm-2pm


For more details on the funding opportunities available see: www.qest.org.uk/apply


Deadline for applications is 5pm, Monday 12th February.


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