The President’s Award for Endangered Crafts

3 March 2022

Deadline: April 29, 2022

Thanks to Artists/Maker Opportunities NI for this good spot – Heritage Crafts Association, President’s Award for Endangered Crafts…

First established in 2020 by Heritage Crafts President, HRH The Prince of Wales, the President’s Award for Endangered Crafts presents £3,000 to a heritage craftsperson who will use the funding to ensure their crafts skills are preserved and passed on to future makers.

Excitingly, for 2022, an additional ‘runner-up’ grant of £1,000 is also available thanks to a generous donation from Patricia Lovett MBE.

In 2021, the latest edition of the Red List of Endangered Crafts was published by The Heritage Crafts, totalling 130 crafts at risk in the UK.

Applicants to this award are requested to submit proposals to help secure the survival of their craft, this craft must be listed as ‘endangered or critically endangered’ on the Red List of Endangered Crafts.

The Award judges are renowned advocates of craft skills and include:

  • Jay Blades, BBC The Repair Shop, Jay & Co;
  • Kate Hobhouse, Chair of Fortnum and Mason;
  • Patricia Lovett MBE, Chair of the Heritage Crafts Association;
  • Simon Sadinsky, Deputy Director of The Prince’s Foundation; and
  • Dr Rebecca Struthers, watchmaker and 2021 President’s Award winner.

For more information on how to apply to the President’s Award 2022, see here. The closing date for applications is Friday 29th April, 5pm.


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