The Worshipful Company of Glaziers and Painters of Glass is pleased to announce that once again they will offer two Continuing Professional Development Awards for the year 2016. The next deadline for entry is 31st January 2016. Application details are available on the Glaziers’ website: http://www.worshipfulglaziers.com/?page_id=3192 and click on the Application Details link found on that page.
We would like to encourage you to apply. The aim of all the Glaziers’ Company’s awards is to raise standards of work within the craft, particularly in the U.K., by offering additional learning experiences to enhance the skills of potential workers. Applications are invited from practitioners with at least five years’ working experience who wish to broaden their professional skills.
Continuing Professional Development awards are short duration help with training for professionals; whether by moving towards the attainment of accredited status as conservators, by obtaining tuition to increase their effectiveness and proficiency in practicing their craft or by developing their creative skills. The award could be used to assist someone to attend a masterclass, an advanced glass painting course, to learn about mortars and stonework installation, to seek tuition about glass chemistry, to shadow a fellow professional to learn a skill they do not already have such as edge bonding or glass cleaning or whatever else the awardee can demonstrate that s/he needs to learn to enhance working practices. These awards are particularly aimed at professionals unable to leave their work for long periods, so they typically enable attendance at short courses or short studio placements under expert tuition. Each award will offer up to £550 for tuition costs and £225 subsistence while learning.
You can obtain application details at the link above or from the Awards Coordinator Emma Blount; firstname.lastname@example.org