Graduate Craft Awards

New Craft Awards for Recent Graduates

These are new awards for the advancement of craftwork either undertaken in or associated with Scotland. The first awards were made in 2016.

Up to 4 awards will be made each year. Each award will be £2500.

Applicants for the 2019 awards must have graduated in 2015, 2016, 2017 or 2018 from one of

  • 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 craft field. 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 specific plan for creative development (draft itinerary and plan should be included with the application)
  • Further learning in the field of 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 recent work (jpegs no larger than A4 300dpi)
  • Any additional information needed to support the application (e.g. letter of support for apprenticeship or mentoring , itinerary, budget)

Applications should be submitted digitally to
The closing date for the 2019 applications is Monday 4th March 2019.

The 2018 winners are Robin Crawford, Florence Dwyer, Halina North and Jane Walker.

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