Applications are now open for two fully funded scholarships available to students and craftspeople from Commonwealth countries to undertake an MA in Traditional Arts at the Prince’s Foundation School. The MA is a full-time, two-year, taught course. Students acquire skills, techniques, and critical understanding in a range of traditional arts and crafts alongside associated philosophies.
The two scholarships, made possible by the Commonwealth Heritage Forum, are generously funded by the Hamish Ogston Foundation. The funding will last for the duration of the two-year Programme, starting in September 2023 and finishing in July 2025.
The MA scholarships are intended for those working and studying in the areas of traditional building and craft skills that are most relevant to, or most needed in their own country to support its heritage. Priority will be given to those seeking to advance their knowledge, career, and sector leadership in respect of the following fields:
- Stonemasonry (including terracotta and carving in various stone types)
- Carpentry and joinery (including carving, inlaying and parquetry)
- Exterior and interior painting and decorating (including limewash, marbling, graining, traditional colours and finishes
- Gilding (on gesso and paper)
- External and internal plastering (including stucco, lime renders and scagliola work)
- Architectural ironwork
- Stained glass, including historic and decorative glass (e.g. painted, handblown and frosted glass)
- Tiling, mosaics, and ceramics as related to the built environment
- Skills relevant to your country/region’s needs, and within the scope of the Commonwealth Heritage Forum and The Prince’s Foundation School of Traditional Arts (contact us in advance to discuss)
Due to start in September 2023, the deadline for applications is Friday 28 April 2023.