Awards & Competitions

Jorum Craft Award - Round 5

Closing date: 30 Jun 2022

Scott Smith / Photography by the artist

The Jorum Craft Award is a materials-focused grant supported by Jorum Studio, in association with Craft Scotland. 

The Jorum Craft Award provides funding to support makers’ exploration of materials, including but not limited to research and development of a new piece of work, project or collection.  

Each Craft Award centres around a theme, exploring the intersection between technical skill and material innovation.   

The theme for Round 5 (June 2022) is Biomimetics, also known as Biomimicry. Studying elements from the natural world as the basis of complex problem solving within craft and design. 

We are looking for proposals for new bodies of work that explore Biomimetics and different approaches to materiality. Applicants must be able to demonstrate a clear view of their future development (and/or that of a particular project), and how receiving the Jorum Craft Award would help them to achieve their goals.   

Jorum Studio is a Scottish perfumer established 2010 - creating perfumes conceived of the head, nurtured with heart, crafted by hand.  

Learn more about the award and previous recipients with the Jorum Craft Award project page.  


Award details 

  • One award available per round, between £500 and £1,000, to assist with the development of your creative practice 


Award requirements 

  • One applicant will be successful per round 
  • Complete a digital sketchbook (images, writing, drawing etc.) documenting the creative process over a 6–12-month period (activity to be agreed with Jorum Studio upon selection) 
  • 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 form by 5pm, Thursday 30 June 2022.  

Craft Scotland will be in touch to confirm whether you have been successful by Friday 22 July 2022. 



  • Professional makers, living and working in Scotland 
  • Applicants 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 
  • Previous Jorum Craft Award unsuccessful applicants are welcome to reapply 
  • Previous successful recipients of the Jorum Craft Award are not eligible to reapply 



  • Applicants should be able to demonstrate how their proposal follows the chosen theme and/or concern.  
  • The amount applied for should be between £500 - £1,000 
  • Applicants should be able to provide a brief breakdown of how the award will be spent 


Across Scotland

Closing Date & Time:
30 Jun 2022 5:00pm
Key Contact:
Jorum Studio and Craft Scotland [javascript protected email address] Apply now

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