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The Woman’s Hour Craft Prize 2017
The Woman’s Hour Craft Prize 2017

As part of celebrations to mark the 70th anniversary of Woman’s Hour, the BBC is launching The Woman’s Hour Craft Prize 2017, in association with the Crafts Council and the Victoria and Albert Museum.

The Woman’s Hour Craft Prize 2017 aims to find and celebrate the most innovative and exciting craft practitioner or designer/maker resident in the UK today in the most comprehensive prize of its kind.

The prize will be judged by experts in the craft field, with twelve finalists exhibiting their work at the Victoria and Albert Museum and in a planned touring exhibition of the shortlisted work.

An overall winner will be chosen from the twelve exhibiting finalists and awarded a prize of £10,000 at a ceremony in November 2017. The prize will reward originality and excellence in concept, design and process and will seek to recognise an outstanding craft practitioner or designer/maker with a track record of public display or showcasing of their work, and who has demonstrably contributed to craft practice in the last five years.

On air Woman’s Hour will cover highlights of the crafting calendar, profile the history of the seven craft prize entry categories, interview the finalists, reflect the impact craft can have on health and innovation, and celebrate craft on air through exhibitions, discussions, demonstrations and interviews with practitioners, hoping to inspire their audience to make and create.

The deadline for applications is 5pm on Monday 13 February 2017.

For more information about how to apply please visit the Crafts Council. To find out more about the terms and conditions and the judging process, please visit the BBC.

Opportunities listings: many opportunities are uploaded by craft people, places, and organisations. Craft Scotland does not organise the opportunities and is not responsible for incorrect details. Any queries should be directed to the organiser.


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