Interested in the future of craft around the globe? Travel, collaborate, learn and share.
Apply for the Crafting Futures Grant, in partnership with the Crafts Council, to explore new ideas to support the future of craft: Collaborate with communities internationally who work in craft, learn and discover through your project, share the knowledge and experience you gain. If you’re based in the UK, send them your project proposals by 6 October 2019.
Find out more about the Crafting Futures programme here.
The British Council will award up to ten research grants, with a value of up to £5,000 each, for UK-based practitioners, researchers, or anyone interested in craft, to travel overseas and undertake projects with local communities or practitioners which explore ideas or questions supporting the future of craft.
Your projects will need to take place between November 2019 and April 2020.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE?
- Be based in the UK; living in the UK, with a UK address and bank account.
- Have a meaningful partnership in place with a local collaborator or host in the country you would like to travel to for your project; demonstrated by a letter of endorsement.
- Submit a proposal for a project that investigates a research question which explores how to support the future of craft, and presents an accessible way to share the knowledge and experience you gain. e.g. a film, podcast, guide or toolkit, academic or visual report, mapping process etc.
WHERE CAN I TRAVEL?
The short answer is anywhere, but please be aware of the current travel advice from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO). If you would like to travel to a country which the FCO has advised against, please get in touch with us before submitting your proposal.
Awarding of the grants will be weighted towards applications for projects which will take place in countries on the DAC Official Development Assistance (ODA) list. Please find this list here.
Up to two grants will be given to projects taking place in non-ODA eligible countries.
If you have any questions, please read the full open call document and then contact Kendall Robbins: Kendall.Robbins@britishcouncil.org
FIND OUT MORE
Attend one of our briefing sessions on 25 July and 28 August to gain a better understanding and insight into what we are looking for. Details on how to join us will follow, keep an eye on our social media channels and website for updates.
HOW TO APPLY
Read the full open call document here.
Complete and submit your application online here by 6 October 2019.