The Worshipful Company of Glaziers and Painters of Glass is inviting applications for two Continuing Professional Development Awards for 2018. The deadline for applications is 31st January 2018.
These 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, by obtaining tuition to increase their effectiveness and proficiency in practicing their craft or by developing their creative skills. The award could be used to assist attendance at a masterclass or an advanced glass painting course, to learn about mortars and stonework installation, to seek tuition about glass chemistry, to shadow a fellow professional to learn a new skill such as edge bonding or glass cleaning or whatever else the awardee can demonstrate that s/he needs to learn to enhance working practices. These awards are particularly aimed at professionals unable to leave their work for long periods, so typically enable attendance at short courses or short studio placements under expert tuition.
As a charity The Foundation is obliged to consider favourably the most cost effective solutions to training needs, which usually means established courses. However, if no appropriate course is available the Company will naturally look favourably on suitable bespoke teaching alternatives.
Each award will offer up to £550 for tuition costs and £225 subsistence while learning.
Each candidate must submit a C.V. demonstrating that they have worked for at least the preceding five years full time in the craft in the U.K; a note on work completed; and an indication of their future aspirations in the craft. Employed persons must include a reference from their studio head including their permission for the person to take the time to undertake the tuition. Self-employed persons must supply a reference from a practicing professional in the craft. A detailed description of the tuition to be undertaken (tuition provider, dates, costs and learning agenda) together with a statement as to how this specific learning will enhance their professional practice should also be submitted.
Further details can be found on the Worshipful Company of Glaziers website.
Inquiries and entries should be sent to Emma Blount, Awards Coordinator, email@example.com or The Glaziers Company, Glaziers Hall, 9 Montague Close, London, SE1 9DD.