The Houliston Craft Award seeks to support an Edinburgh-based maker, under the age of 30, who is without the financial means to achieve their full potential.
The Houliston Craft Award (£1,000) seeks to support an Edinburgh-based maker, under the age of 30, who is without the financial means to achieve their full potential.
This one-off award will assist with the development of a maker’s creative practice, including but not limited to studio rent, equipment, and/or materials.
The Houliston Craft Award has been created by the Houliston family to celebrate Angela Houliston’s legacy in contemporary craft, in association with Craft Scotland.
Highly regarded, Angela has devoted much of her career to her role as Finance Director at the Edinburgh Assay Office and from 2018-2021 she sat on Craft Scotland’s Board. Angela also has a passion for developing business skills in young people and was an Enterprise Expert with The Prince's Trust.
Applicants must be able to demonstrate a clear view of their future development (or that of a particular project), and how receiving the Houliston Craft Award would help them to achieve their goals.
£1,000 to assist with the development of your creative practice
One applicant will be successful
Provide feedback to Craft Scotland on how the award has helped you develop your creative practice (6-12 months after)
How to apply?
If you are interested in applying for the award, please fill in this short online form by 5pm, Monday 6 June 2022.
Craft Scotland will be in touch to confirm whether you have been successful by Thursday 30 June 2022.
Be under the age of 30 years old at the time of application
Professional maker, living and working in the city of Edinburgh
Makers should be working in one or more of Craft Scotland’s eligible disciplines
All work should be the design of the maker and made by the maker (or small-batch production under their direct supervision)
All work must reflect excellence and the unique vision of its maker, be well-conceived and skilfully made
Makers should be able to briefly explain that they are without the financial means to achieve their full potential