The Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust – closing 15 Feb 2021

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 skills, from farriery and cheese maturing to jewellery design, silversmithing, dry stone walling, glassblowing and sculpture.

Our next application round is open 11 January – 15 February 2021 and QEST is looking for more talented applicants. 

QEST celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2020 and since 1990 has awarded nearly £5million to 600 individuals working in over 130 different crafts. The organisation defines craft broadly and welcomes applications from all areas including rural skills, contemporary craft, conservation, luthiery and much more.

A directory of all the alumni can be seen on the website, along with more details on how to apply –

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New Belfast Community Arts Initiative trading as Community Arts Partnership is a registered charity (XR 36570) and a company limited by guarantee (Northern Ireland NI 37645).Registered with The Charity Commission as New Belfast Community Arts Initiative - NIC105169.