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Crafts Council Development Award

The Crafts Council Development Award is now open to applications from designer makers who can demostrate the following.....

  • quality of ideas/concepts
  • originality of design
  • consistency of voice and integrity of voice
  • quality of making
  • commitment to the development of their practice
  • understanding the context and sector in which the work will be placed
  • understanding and exploration of materials used
  • extent to which the applicant has researched their equipment needs
  • consideration of the market for their work and the running of their business

Eligible applicants must have completed their studies and be about to or have practised as a craftsperson for no more than three years. Assistance available includes a maintenance grant of £2,500, equipment grants of up to £5000, a residential course in business training, the provision of 1,000 postcards or inclusion on the Crafts Council’s Photostore. The next deadline for applications is 1st September.For further information and an application form go to www.craftscouncil.org.uk/guide or contact the Resource Centre, tel:020 7806 2501