Endangered Crafts Award 2019

Call for Applications Endangered Crafts Award 2019


Call for Applications






The Heritage Crafts Association (HCA)



Call for Applications: Endangered Crafts Award 2019

The Heritage Crafts Association (HCA) is offering an award of £1,000 for a proposal to help secure the survival of an endangered craft.  

The Endangered Crafts Award, which is funded by the Marsh Christian Trust, is to recognise a practitioner of one of the 62 crafts currently listed in the Critically Endangered or Endangered categories of the HCA Red List of Endangered Crafts.

The award was made for the first time in 2018 to Steve Tomlin (SteveTomlinCrafts.co.uk), a spoon carver, ash basketmaker and scything tutor. Steve applied to learn to make Devon stave baskets (maunds), a critically endangered craft which had no practising craftspeople or trainees. Steve spent time working with Mark Snellgrove, the most experienced maker in the country, with a plan to teach stave basket making himself and create an online resource for craftspeople wishing to learn on their own. 

Eligible crafts for this award are those which fall in the Endangered or Critically Endangered categories as defined in the HCA's Red List of Endangered Crafts published in 2017.

To find out which crafts are eligible go to: heritagecrafts.org.uk/redlist 

The winner will be announced at the HCA’s annual conference, “Making is Good for You", in London on 9th March 2019.

This award is one of six Heritage Crafts Association Awards currently open to application, including £1,000 each for Maker, Trainer and Volunteer of the Year and the 'Made in Britain' award, plus a bursary worth up to £2,500 aimed at those wishing to further their studies in heritage crafts.

The deadline for applications for all awards is 2pm on 30th November 2018.

For more information and to apply, go to awards.heritagecrafts.org.uk