Graduate Craft Awards

New Craft Awards for Recent Graduates

These awards are for the advancement of Contemporary Craft work by recent graduates and emerging artists and makers who have undertaken to study and practice within Scotland.

Applicants for the 2020 awards must have graduated in 2016, 2017, 2018 or 2019 from one of the following:

  • Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design
  • Edinburgh College of Art
  • Glasgow School of Art
  • Gray's School of Art
  • Heriot Watt University School of Textiles & Design
  • Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

The purpose of the award is to encourage recent graduates to develop their skills and knowledge within the Contemporary Craft sector. Applicants should explain how they would use the award to engage in a period of research and development in creative practice. Examples of possible uses might be:

  • Innovative investigation of processes and materials
  • Exploration of aspects of developing a sustainable practice
  • Development of work with the potential for commercial application
  • An apprenticeship or mentoring arrangement (a letter of support should be included with the application; apprenticeships or mentoring arrangements are not limited to the UK)
  • Travel with a strategic plan for creative development, be that to attend a residency, symposium or training opportunity (draft itinerary and plan should be included with the application)
  • Further learning in the field of Contemporary Craft (not including formal college or university diploma or degree courses)

There is no set application form. Applicants should submit a statement of not more than 500 words explaining how they would use the award.
They should also include:

  • A full CV
  • Up to 6 images of work that reflects their most recent practice (jpegs no larger than A4 300dpi)
  • Any additional information needed to support the application (e.g. letter of support for apprenticeship or mentoring, itinerary, full estimated budget)

Applications should be submitted digitally via Upload to Dropbox
The closing date for the 2020 applications is Wednesday 4th March 2020.

The 2019 winners are Lucy Caster, Eve Campbell, Ciara Neufeldt and Mariam Syed

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