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COMPASS: Education Interruption Bursary from Craft Scotland

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Applications open for Craft Scotland bursary for graduates impacted by the Coronavirus pandemic.


Craft Scotland are inviting applications for the COMPASS: Education Interruption Bursary, a one-off award for graduates whose degree programme was impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Open to Scotland-based makers who graduated between 2020 and 2022 (inclusive), Craft Scotland hope the twenty £500 awards will help springboard the careers of craft graduates and bridge some of the gaps created by the pandemic.

Makers applying for the bursary should be working towards a professional career within the craft sector, producing, or aiming to produce, works of contemporary craft.

Examples of activities the bursary may support include, but are not limited to; photographing work, research, tools and studio equipment, travel, and training. More information on what craft disciplines are supported by the bursary can be found on the Craft Scotland website.

How to apply:
Applicants should apply through the Craft Scotland online application form providing the following information:

The closing date for applications is 5:00pm, Tuesday 31 January.


Craft Scotland is the national development agency supporting makers and promoting craft. Championing diverse and high-quality contemporary craft, Craft Scotland help people learn about, appreciate and buy craft, promoting the contribution of craft to Scotland’s cultural, economic and social well-being

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