Craft Scotland's new COMPASS: Established Maker Programme offers tailored one to one support to established makers through mentoring and specialist advice or support for training and development.
COMPASS: Established Maker Programme is open to professional makers who are looking to develop themselves and/or their practice.
An established maker would ideally be someone who has been practicing for four or more years. Applicants must demonstrate a clear commitment to developing their craft practice.
Do you feel in need of challenge or momentum, or you are not sure how to move forwards with a particular aspect of your practice? If so, then this programme might be for you.
COMPASS is Craft Scotland’s brand-new learning and development programme created specifically for makers. Compass is generously supported by the William Grant Foundation and Creative Scotland.
What types of learning opportunities can Craft Scotland support?
COMPASS: Established Maker Programme is for you if you are a maker who is producing high-quality craft and you would like to take your practice to the next level. We are particularly interested in makers that can demonstrate they have the potential, drive and ambition to do so.
Craft Scotland will primarily support one-to-one business and creative mentoring but will also consider other learning and development activities that will allow for significant development opportunities.
The types of learning and development activity that we will look to support include:
- Providing a mentor or coach to help you through a particular challenge
- A contribution towards a development programme, a residency programme or a self-funded/self-initiated residency
- A contribution towards conference tickets/events that have a clear learning and development aspect
- A full or half-day workshop, course or class that has a significant learning and development aspect
If you are not sure of the solution that suits your needs, the Craft Scotland team can help you with this.
You may include travel, accommodation and care costs as part of your budget, however these costs should account for no more than 25% of your overall budget.
Please note that we cannot support existing Craft Scotland activity e.g. a workshop or course that is offered and subsidised by Craft Scotland. We are also not able to provide capital funding towards assets.
If you are not sure whether the particular learning and development activity you are considering is eligible, please contact Jo Scott, Project Manager by email email@example.com.
How much can I apply for?
You can apply for up to £1,200 (including VAT) towards the cost of your learning and development activity.
Please note that we would like successful applicants to make a small financial contribution towards the learning and development activity and so we are not able to fund the entire costs.
When you are preparing your budget for the learning and development activity, please be sure to show how much your contribution is. We would like this contribution to be a minimum of 10% of the overall costs.
Please be aware that your contribution should not be in-kind costs. In-kind costs are goods or services provided instead of cash for one of your project budget line-items, for example someone may give their time in-kind rather than charging a cash amount.
There are two deadlines each year as follows:
Deadline 1: 5pm, Thursday 20 June 2019
Applications open in April and will be open for approximately eight weeks. All applications received during this time will be assessed by a panel after the deadline for submissions has passed.
All applicants will be notified regarding the outcome of their application by Friday 19 July 2019.
Deadline 2: 5pm, Thursday 21 November 2019
Applications open in September and will be open for approximately eight weeks. All applications received during this time will be assessed by a panel after the deadline for submissions has passed.
All applicants will be notified regarding the outcome of their application by Friday 20 December 2019.
Please ensure that you send your application to us in plenty of time before you hope to start your learning and development activity. The learning and development activity that you are applying for should not start before:
For deadline 1: Friday 19 July 2019
For deadline 2: Friday 20 December 2019
In exceptional circumstances we may be able to agree funding out with the deadlines outlined. Please get in touch if you would like to discuss.