Opportunity: QEST craft funding available

15th December 2020

Applications for QEST craft funding will be open 11th January - 15th February 2021.

The Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust (QEST) supports excellence in British craftsmanship through scholarship and apprenticeship funding, striving to make a difference to the lives and careers of talented and aspiring makers working across the UK. We define craft broadly and are excited to support contemporary innovation as well as traditional craft skills.

Over the last 30 years QEST has awarded nearly £5 million to 600 individuals working in 130 different disciplines. From guitar making to printmaking and thatching to enamelling, we embrace craft in all its forms and are proud to contribute towards its evolving tradition. QEST funding has provided an essential turning point for many of our alumni, and we continue to support them throughout their careers, offering opportunities for exhibitions, collaborations and commissions through our extensive craft network.


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