Inches Carr Craft Awards for recent graduates

These are new awards for the advancement of craftwork either undertaken in or associated with Scotland. The first awards will be made in 2016.

Up to 4 awards will be made each year. Each award will be £2500.

Applicants must have graduated in 2012, 2013, 2014 or 2015 from one of:

Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design Edinburgh College of Art
Glasgow School of Art
Gray’s School of Art
Heriot Watt University School of Textiles & Design

The purpose of the award is to encourage recent graduates to develop their skills and knowledge within the craft field. Applicants should explain how they would use the award to engage in a period of research and development in creative practice. Examples of possible uses might be:

  • Innovative investigation of processes and materials
  • Exploration of aspects of developing a sustainable practice
  • Development of work with the potential for commercial application
  • An apprenticeship or mentoring arrangement (a letter of support should be included with the application; apprenticeships or mentoring arrangements are not limited to the UK)
  • Travel with a specific plan for creative development (draft itinerary and plan should be included with the application)
  • Further learning in the field of craft (not including formal college or university diploma or degree courses)

There is no set application form. Applicants should submit a statement of not more than 500 words explaining how they would use the award. They should also include:

  • A full CV
  • Up to 6 images of recent work (jpegs no larger than A4 300dpi)
  • Any additional information needed to support the application (e.g. letter of support for apprenticeship or mentoring , itinerary, budget)
    For more information visit the website here.
    Applications should be submitted digitally to
    The closing date for the 2016 applications is Tuesday 5th January 2016.

    Winners will be announced at the Inches Carr Scottish Craft Awards event in Dundee on 23rd March 2016. Successful applicants will be invited to exhibit at the Inches Carr Scottish Craft Awards in 2017.