Craft Bursaries

Craft bursaries are awarded in March each year.
Applicants must be professional makers working in Scotland.
Each bursary is a sum of £5000.
Applicants must have worked in their craft in Scotland for at least 5 years.

The Trust is happy to consider applications that look into strategic research and development projects, be that through the learning of a new skill, the opportunity to attend a course that would significantly improve existing skills, or residency to achieve these objectives.

There is no set application form.
Applicants should submit:

  • a brief description of their current practice to date (no more than 500 words)
  • a proposal of what they would like to do if they receive the award (no more than 750 words)
  • a full estimated breakdown of costs for the project
  • A full CV
  • Up to 6 images of work that reflects their most recent practice (jpegs no larger than A4 300dpi)

Applications should be submitted by Wednesday 4th March 2020 Upload to dropbox


In 2002 an exhibition of the first 5 years of the Award was held at the National Museum of Scotland.

In 2012 an exhibition of the the first 15 years of the Award was held at Dovecot Studios, Edinburgh.

Alison Kinnaird,  winner 1999

Alison Kinnaird,  winner 1999

Inches Carr Trust Bursary winners

  • 1997 Malcolm Appelby, Peter Chang, John Creed
  • 1998 Susan Cross, Jack Cunningham, Maureen Edgar
  • 1999 Alison Kinnaird, Archie McCall, Jessie Ann Matthew, Keiko Mukaide
  • 2001 Jacki Parry, Geoff Roberts, Ann Marie Shillito, Simon Ward
  • 2002 Gillian Forbes, Susan Mowatt, Graeme Crimmins
  • 2003 Mark Andrew Powell, Valerie Pragnell
  • 2004 Jane Kelly, Lindean Mill Glass
  • 2005 Dierdre Nelson
  • 2006 Michael Lloyd
  • 2007 Paula Thompson
  • 2008 Grainne Morton, Jo Barker
  • 2009 Craig Mitchell
  • 2011 Andrea Walsh, Charonne Ruth, Joanne Thompson
  • 2012 France Priest, Geoffrey Mann, Linda Green
  • 2013 Michelle de Bruin, Paula Cooper
  • 2014 Jen Deschenes, Susan O'Byrne
  • 2015 Jennifer Kent, Lara Scobie, Annie Woodford
  • 2016 Jennifer Gray
  • 2017 Lynne MacLachlan- Eastwood, James Rigler
  • 2018 Jonathan Pang
  • 2019 Carrie Fertig, Isabelle Moore, Jeff Zimmer
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