The Worshipful Company of Glaziers and Painters of Glass Awards
The Stevens Competition
The Glaziers Company is committed to encouraging the career development of undergraduates and young artists working in architectural glass design, and of those wishing to practise the conservation of historic stained glass.
The Company organizes annually the Stevens Competition for Architectural Glass Design. This is the only national competition of its kind and attracts entries from students and young artists from all over the country
The competition demands an imaginative approach to stained glass design and workmanship of high quality. Entries are assessed by a distinguished panel of practising craftsmen. In recent years the competition has attracted several sponsors who have commissioned work of their choice from among the prizewinning entries. Sponsored commissions have kick-started the careers of several talented young glass artists.
The Award for Excellence
The Glaziers' Trust Award for Excellence provides for a recent graduate a 40-week training placement in a selection of leading stained glass studios. This is an enhanced work experience programme with individual tuition tailored to the needs and interests of the award winner. It is suitable for those with an interest in contemporary and traditional techniques and in conservation. Some financial support is included.
The Ashton Hill Awards
This award provides a ten-week placement, with financial support, in an approved Conservation Studio. It is open to a recent graduate or promising trainee interested in broadening his or her experience in stained glass conservation or glass painting, with a view to making a career in this field.
The Arthur and Helen Davis Travelling Scholarship
The Arthur and Helen Davis Travelling Scholarship is offered in alternate years and provides the winner the opportunity to develop the study and knowledge of glass through travel. Previous winners have visited the USA, France and the Czech Republic.
Professional Development Awards
This award offers financial support (tuition + subsistence) to professional glass workers who have been working in the craft full time for at least five years, to improve a skill or learn and practise a new one, under the supervision of a senior practitioner. This may be through a specified short course or through a suitable short workshop placement.
Conservation Accreditation Awards
Four Accreditation Awards are being offered annually from 2011. These will be grants of £300 towards the cost of attaining ICON (Institute of Conservation) PACR (Professional Accreditation as Conservator/Restorer) status. This is the professional practice assessment for conservation professionals wishing to gain accredited status. For more details see the ICON PACR accreditation page.
For details of awards and applications visit: http://www.worshipfulglaziers.com.