QEST Awards and Emerging Maker Grants
22 June 2023Deadline: August 14, 2023
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.
The next application round is open 10 July – 14 August 2023.
In addition to the Scholarship and Apprenticeship funding, QEST are excited to launch the Emerging Maker Grants this summer. This new 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.
Three ‘How To’ sessions will be held via Zoom to introduce interested makers to the different funding available, tips and advice for filling in applications and the opportunity for Q&A:
Wednesday 12 July, 1pm-2pm
Tuesday 18 July, 1pm-2pm
Thursday 20 July, 1pm-2pm
For more details on the funding opportunities available see: www.qest.org.uk/apply
Deadline for applications is 5pm, Monday 14th August 2023.