QEST offers grants of £18,000 to talented and aspiring makers looking to further their training and education.
Closing date: 12 Feb 2023
The Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust (QEST) offers grants of up to £18,000 to talented makers looking to further their education - it can be through traditional college courses, one-to-one workshops with master craftspeople, or a bespoke training plan you put together yourself. QEST defines craft broadly and is excited to support contemporary innovation as well as traditional craft skills.
QEST celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2020 and since 1990 has awarded £5.3million to 700 individuals working in over 130 different crafts. The charity welcomes applications from all craft areas including ceramics, silversmithing, woodwork, rural skills, contemporary craft, conservation, luthiery and much more. A directory of all their alumni can be seen on their website, along with more details on how to apply - www.qest.org.uk
QEST have two application rounds each year, in January and July.
These listings are uploaded by makers, places, organisations and the Craft Scotland team. In view of the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation in Scotland, please check the organiser's website for the latest update on the opportunity. Craft Scotland is not responsible for incorrect details.