The Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust (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, from farriery and thatching to jewellery design, glassblowing and millinery.
QEST regularly funds aspiring conservators; you can search through their directory of succesful applicants here.
The next application round is open 11 July - 15 August 2022
Since it was founded in 1990, QEST has awarded over £5.2 million to 675 individuals working in over 130 different crafts. They define craft broadly and welcome applications from all areas including rural skills, contemporary craft, conservation, luthiery and much more.
You can find more details on how to apply at www.qest.org.uk.
'How To' Sessions
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. These sessions will take place as follows:
How To Apply For A QEST Scholarship
- Wednesday 13 July 2022 at 4pm
Register in advance for this meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUudemrqjIiHN3ysqq6JGCPaSHZKW997iQU
- Thursday 28 July at 4pm
Register in advance for this meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYsf-igrjkvHdxoFOuaEYkLqRy4jh8SdXgO
How To Apply For A QEST Apprenticeship
- Tuesday 19 at 4pm
Register in advance for this meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMscOGhpj4tGNIbJtxfY6gXyQOHr6cOZ7_R