QEST Craft Funding

The Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust (QEST) offers funding of up to £18,000 to talented and aspiring makers wishing to further their training and education. This can be through traditional college courses, vocational training, apprenticeships, one-to-one training with master craftsmen and more.

QEST supports excellence in British craftsmanship through scholarship and apprenticeship funding, striving to make a difference to the lives and careers of talented and aspiring makers working across the UK. We define craft broadly and are excited to support contemporary innovation as well as traditional craft skills. Over the last 30 years QEST has awarded nearly £5million to 600 individuals working in 130 different disciplines. From guitar making to printmaking and thatching to enamelling, we embrace craft in all its forms and are proud to contribute towards its evolving tradition. QEST funding has provided an essential turning point for many of our alumni, and we continue to support them throughout their career, offering opportunities for exhibitions, collaborations and commissions through our extensive craft network.

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Contact Name

Charlotte Ingle

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Start Date

11th January 2021

Closing Date

15th February 2021