The Marsh Heritage Crafts Awards 2012

November 19, 2012

The Awards

The Marsh Heritage Crafts Awards were created to encourage the passing on of skills from one generation to another and to acknowledge the great work that volunteers do to raise the profile of heritage crafts across the UK. The award winners will be publically announced and presented with a cheque and certificate at the Heritage Crafts Association Spring Conference, 23 March 2013. The Awards consist of the Heritage Crafts Trainer Award of £1,000 and the Heritage Crafts Volunteer Award of £500.

Marsh Heritage Crafts Award: Trainer – £1000

One of the Heritage Crafts Association’s key aims is to ensure that heritage crafts skills of the highest standard are passed from one generation to the next. The enthusiasm, knowledge and experience of key individuals can really influence the number and quality of skilled craftsmen in the UK. Broadly classified as ‘trainer’, the award winner could be anything from a teacher, tutor, workshop leader, master or simply a craftsperson who offers one-to-one advice. The trainer might give anything from taster sessions for beginners to masterclasses for professionals. Trainers may nominate themselves, or be nominated by a trainee or a craft organisation.

Marsh Heritage Crafts Award: Volunteer – £500

In heritage crafts, there are many people who do a tremendous amount on a voluntary basis. Whether independently, or as part of a craft organisation, these volunteers put in huge amounts of time and effort, sometimes over many years to make a real difference to their craft. Their role is often unsung. The award winner could have volunteered their time on anything from event organising to administration to running craft websites to initiating new projects in the heritage crafts sector. This award is a chance to recognise such unsung heroes. Nominations for the award can come from craft organisations, or individuals who have benefitted from the volunteer’s work.


To Apply:

Please read the guidelines available to download here. To request a nomination form, simply email and state whether you are interested in the Volunteer or Trainer Award. Nomination forms must be received by Friday 14 December 2012.

via The Marsh Heritage Crafts Awards 2012.


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