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EDUCATION

BUILDING ARTS PROGRAMME 2022

THE BUILDING ARTS PROGRAMME AIMS TO INSPIRE A FUTURE GENERATION OF ARTISTS, CRAFTSPEOPLE, DESIGNERS AND MAKERS TO CREATE A BUILT ENVIRONMENT WHICH DRAWS ON A VAST ARRAY OF DIFFERENT SKILLS, MATERIALS AND PROCESSES. THROUGH PRACTICE-BASED LEARNING THE BUILDING ARTS PROGRAMME LOOKS TO EXPLORE THE PHYSICAL, TEMPORAL AND EVEN SYMBOLIC CONNECTIONS WHICH CAN BE CONVEYED THROUGH OUR BUILDINGS AND PLACES.

At the heart of the Building Arts Programme is the idea that our built environment is a collaboration between a vast array of different discipline areas which are all fundamentally linked and interrelated. Current practice, both educationally and vocationally, is to separate and teach these principles independently – the Building Arts Programme will look to provide a space for rediscovering shared learning and practice, enabling students to explore the multifaceted nature of the built environment and their role within it.

Through a programme of practical workshops, group discussion, collaborative projects and industry placements the Building Arts Programme aims to provide a platform for students to explore and challenge the preconception that ‘craft’ within our built environment is something which is purely confined to our past.

START DATE

March 2022.

DURATION

9 months.

Please note that this programme requires full time attendance (Monday – Friday, with occasional evening and weekend working). Breaks are scheduled throughout as per the course timetable. No holiday leave can be taken outside of this period.

LOCATION(s)

Dumfries House Estate in Scotland, Highgrove House in Gloucestershire, plus placements with master craftspeople across the UK

COSTS AND FUNDING

The Building Arts Programme is a fully funded course supported by The Prince’s Foundation, QEST, and with donations from Ecclesiastical Insurance Group and a private charitable foundation. All participants of the Building Arts Programme 2022 will be awarded a full scholarship covering the course fees, as well as being provided with a monthly bursary of £1,400.

Participants will be required to arrange and pay for their own travel, accommodation and living costs while on the course. The majority of materials needed for the course will be provided.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

The Prince’s Foundation and QEST welcome applications from individuals working across a broad range of craft disciplines. However please note that the Building Arts Programme is not an entry level training course and therefore applicants must be able to demonstrate a high level of proficiency in their individual area of practice, as well as demonstrating a clear interest in broadening their understanding of craftsmanship within the built environment.

Typical backgrounds may include: Architecture; Design, Structures, Engineering

Building Crafts; Carpentry, Stonemasonry, Plasterwork, Metalwork, Brickwork

Traditional Crafts, Decorative and Applied Arts; Glasswork, Ceramics, Painting, Carving, Sculpture, Textiles. (Please note this list is not exhaustive)

To be considered for a place on the Building Arts Programme 2022 applicants must be able to demonstrate the following within their application form and/or portfolio :

• At least 3 years’ experience of practicing your craft post training/education.

• Demonstrable experience of working within the built environment.

• Demonstrable experience of working on projects briefs independently.

• Demonstrable experience of working collaboratively with others.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

The Prince’s Foundation is proud to offer educational opportunities to students from all around the world. Should you require a visa to study or work in the UK, it is important to note that whilst The Prince’s Foundation is a licensed student sponsor, this sponsorship does not extend to those undertaking the Building Arts Programme. Therefore, acceptance onto the Building Arts Programme alone is not sufficient to obtain the appropriate visa. The Prince’s Foundation and/or QEST cannot assist in obtaining a visa.

If you require a visa to work or study in the UK, please contact the Programme Manager prior to submitting an application.

COURSE STRUCTURE

For further information please download the Programme Overview here: Building Arts Programme

HOW TO APPLY

Applications for the Building Arts Programme 2022 are now open. To apply download the application form here:

Building Arts Programme Application Form PDF

Building Arts Programme Application Form Word

Send your completed application form and accompanying portfolio via email (preferred) or post to:

michael.goodger@princes-foundation.org

or

The Prince’s Foundation, c/o Michael Goodger, Dumfries House, Cumnock, East Ayrshire Scotland, KA18 2NJ

Interviews will take place at the Dumfries House Estate, Cumnock, Scotland, KA18 2NJ on either Tuesday 23rd November or Wednesday 24th November 2020.

For more information please contact Michael Goodger, michael.goodger@princes-foundation.org

Deadline for applications : Monday 11th October 2021, 12 noon