QEST – funding available for artists & makers

Posted on: 13/07/2021

The Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust (QEST) awards funding of up to £18,000 to talented and aspiring craftspeople working in a broad range of traditional and contemporary skills, from photography and thatching to jewellery design, glassblowing and millinery. 

Since it was founded in 1990, QEST has awarded over £5million to 625 individuals working in over 130 different crafts. We define craft broadly and a directory of all our alumni can be seen on our website, along with more details on how to apply. We have two application rounds each year – in January and July.

Interested makers can attend a Zoom ‘How To’ session to find out more about the application process and for helpful tips on filling out the application forms. These sessions will take place as follows:

How To Apply For A QEST Scholarship – Wednesday 4 August, 4-5pm
How To Apply For A QEST Apprenticeship – Tuesday 20 July, 4–5pm

If you are interested in finding out more and discussing a potential application, or would like to receive a copy of the latest QEST magazine, please contact [email protected]