Worshipful Company of Glaziers offers two stained glass placements in top studios
Two funded work placements are available via awards from the Worshipful Company of Glaziers and Painters. The Lever Award and the Ashton Hill Award are open to recent graduates, promising trainees, or others with an interest in glass who are within five years of completing their initial training or introduction to the craft of stained glass and who want to become a stained glass artist or stained glass conservator. Candidates can apply for both awards.
The Lever Award offers a 30-week work placement in a leading national or international stained glass studio. A total sum of £11,550 is given to the successful candidate, or £385 per week. This is available to assist in meeting the cost of subsistence, travel, and rent during the placement period. In addition, they receive access to an individually tailored training fund of £1,000, to cover the direct costs of training courses or obtaining tools.
The Ashton Hill Award provides 15 weeks of fully funded work experience in a leading national or international stained glass studio. A total sum of £5,775 is given to the successful candidate, or £385 per week towards the cost of subsistence, travel, and rent during the placement. They also receive a tailored training fund of £750 to cover the direct costs of training courses or obtaining tools.
Examples of what both training funds can be spent on include conferences, specialist memberships, obtaining qualifications, or enrolling on short courses. The aim of these funds is to give the candidates access to resources that enhance their skills and CV. A ‘Training Menu’ will be provided to each successful candidate to help spark their ideas.
On completion of each award programme, the two candidates will be offered membership to the livery company and will be invited to become a Freeman. This is an exceptional and prestigious honour, designed to forge a long-lasting link between each Award holder and the Worshipful Company of Glaziers.
At the end of the award, each of the award winners will be expected to provide an illustrated portfolio and up-to-date CV for circulation within the Glaziers Company, and for their own records, to help them obtain work in the industry.
Candidates must submit a CV and portfolio, along with a confidential report on their work from their course tutor or glass practitioner who knows them.
The deadline for entries to be submitted is noon on 27 March 2023.
Shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend an online interview with a panel and show a PowerPoint presentation of work.
Download more information and the application form for the Lever Award: 2023 Application Lever Award
Download more information and the application form for the Ashton Hill Award: 2023 Application Ashton Hill Award
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