Financial assistance for those working in crafts in the UK towards special projects, travel for specific research and for educational work.
Awards made are usually up to a maximum of £500.
David Canter was Honorary Secretary of the Craft Potters Association for over 20 years, and during this time he pioneered the setting up of the Association's first retail outlet in London. In his work as Chairman of the Crafts Council Grants Committee, and co-founder of the Dartington Pottery Training Workshop, he showed his commitment to helping and advising young craftspersons. The establishment of the Fund in 1998 was made possible by generous support from David Canter's friends and colleagues wishing to show their appreciation of his great contribution to the Crafts.
In 1996, the Trusteeship of the Fund passed to the Devon Guild of Craftsmen who appoint an annual selection committee to advise on the awards.
The David Canter Memorial Fund offers awards to give financial assistance to those working in the Crafts for special projects, travel for specific research and for educational work.
Awards are made every other year, each time focusing on a specific craft discipline. In 2016 the discipline is Printmaking.
- Grants are not available to students or those working in the field of fine arts.
- Awards are not usually made to cover the cost of buying consumables, ie raw materials.
Grants are available to those who have finished their formal training and are working full, or part-time in the UK.
Not a specified requirement.
The specific craft discipline focused upon in 2016 is Printmaking.
Examples of eligible activities include setting up a workshop, buying equipment, educational work or for research and travel.
Biennial awards scheme. The 2016 deadline for applications was 22 September 2016.
Future deadlines, if any, will be reported when known.
Link to guidelines:
Applications should be accompanied by six colour digital files (jpegs on PC-compatible CD).