The Heritage Crafts Awards celebrate and highlight the traditional living crafts made in the UK that contribute to our national heritage, such as weaving, wood turning, basket making, furniture making and upholstery, shoe making, metal, stone and clay crafts, textile crafts such as weaving, embroidery, knitting and lace making, the lettering crafts, boat building and similar other crafts where there is a significant degree of hand skill at the point of manufacture.
Craftspeople can be nominated for Heritage Crafts Maker of the Year, Marsh Trainer of the Year and Marsh Volunteer of the Year. Nominations can also be made for the Marsh Heritage Crafts ‘Made in Britain’ Award. Each award is worth £1,000.
A bursary offered with the support of the National Association of Decorative and Fine Arts Societies (NADFAS) and worth up to £5,000 is also available for study in a wide range of heritage crafts such as weaving, basket making, hand engraving, embroidery, stone and wood carving and ironwork.
The awards will be presented at the Heritage Crafts Association’s Annual Conference in May 2017.
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The deadline for applications is 30 November 2016