Apply for craft development funding from QEST
The latest round of applications for craft development funding from The Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust (QEST) opens on 11 July 2022. Successful applicants can use the money to extend their craft practice through further training and mentoring programmes.
QEST awards scholarship and apprenticeship funding of up to £18,000 to talented and aspiring craftspeople working in a broad range of traditional and contemporary skills twice a year (January and July).
The next application round is open 11 July – 15 August 2022.
Since it was founded in 1990, QEST has awarded over £5.2million to 675 individuals working in over 130 different crafts. QEST defines craft broadly and welcomes applications from all areas, including rural skills, contemporary craft, conservation, luthiery and more.
Read about the two latest contemporary glass funding recipients here.
Interested makers can attend a Zoom ‘How To’ session to find out more about the application process and for helpful tips on filling out the application forms.
‘How To Apply For A QEST Apprenticeship’ is on Tuesday 19 July 2022 at 4pm. Register here.
Find out more about QEST and previous recipients of awards via the website https://www.qest.org.uk