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PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2013 4:36 pm    Post subject: Glaziers Work Placement Awards 2014-15 Reply with quote

Announcing Work Placement Awards
from The Worshipful Company of Glaziers and Painters of Glass 2014-15

The Worshipful Company of Glaziers and Painters of Glass is pleased to announce that once again they will offer an Award for Excellence work placement award, two Ashton Hill Award work placement awards, the Arthur and Helen Davis Travelling Scholarship for the year 2014-15. The deadline for entry is Friday 21 March 2014, interviewing Tuesday 15 April, 2014. They are also offering the Stevens Competition prizes. Application details are available on the “Competitions and Awards” page on the Glaziers’ website: http://www.worshipfulglaziers.com.

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 individuals within five years of completing their training who are intending to undertake a long term career in stained glass, preferably within the U.K.

The Award for Excellence and The Ashton Hill Award
These awards offer valuable opportunities for those wishing to develop their skills towards a practical career in stained glass. Recipients will be placed in high quality working studios where they will undertake mentored work experience on actual projects with the supervision, guidance and tuition of experienced professionals. The 10 week Ashton Hill Awards are offered to those wishing to develop their skills in conservation and/or glass painting. The 40 weeks Award for Excellence is an enhanced work experience program which provides individual tuition tailored to the needs and interests of the award winner. It is suitable for those with an interest in contemporary and traditional techniques and in conservation. Applications may be considered from exceptional conservators and painters in other media without prior glass experience who wish to expand their practice to include glass working. For both awards up to £250 per week is provided to assist with subsistence, rent and travel costs for the duration of the award.

It can be challenging, even difficult, being away from your home, working what may be long hours, finding yourself less skilled than those around you and needing to do things you have never done before. However the rewards are great and the vast majority of past winners are now working successfully as glass craftsmen.

The Arthur and Helen Davis Travelling Scholarship
This is awarded to a student of or an artist in stained glass. It is aimed primarily at graduates between the ages of 22 and 30 but mature students, those who are still training and those within five years of having completed training may also apply. Its value is up to £1,500. The object of the scholarship is to give the winner the opportunity to travel to widen their experience and to develop their study and knowledge of glass. Recent winners have gone to USA, France, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, Iceland and Czech Republic.

You can read a bit more about these awards, obtain application details and see lists of the past winners names by visiting the Competitions and Awards pages on the Glaziers website: http://www.worshipfulglaziers.com/award_for_excellence-20.htm http://www.worshipfulglaziers.com/Ashton_Hill_Award-21.htm http://www.worshipfulglaziers.com/Travelling_Scholarship-22.htm

Continuing Professional Development Awards are short duration help for practitioners with at least five years’ working experience to broaden their professional skills, whether by moving towards the attainment of accredited status as conservators, or by developing their creative skills. These awards are particularly aimed at professionals unable to leave their work for long periods. They typically enable attendance at short courses or short studio placements under expert tuition. There will be two Continuing Professional Development Awards offered in 2014. Each award will offer up to £550 for tuition costs and £225 subsistence while learning. The deadline for application is 31st January 2014. You can obtain application details at http://www.worshipfulglaziers.com/Professional_Development-19.htm

EMMA BLOUNT (emmablount@yahoo.co.uk)
Awards Coordinator
Worshipful Company of Glaziers and Painters of Glass
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