Just saw this on the Artists Newsletter website, and thought I must share the opportunity as its so rare to something of this ilk just to support weavers. Look forward to hearing about the successful recipients of the awards in due course.
The Clothworkers Foundation Awards
WHO: weavers who demonstrate entrepreneurial spirit as well as creative excellence and craft skills.
WHAT: the Cockpit Arts/The Clothworkers' Foundation Awards helps weavers to set-up in business. The selection panel includes the acclaimed ikat weaver and designer, Mary Restieaux.
PAYMENTS: there are 6 Awards available. The award provides studio space and business support as well as shared use of looms within the creative community of Cockpit Arts at Deptford. 5 Awards are worth £2,000 with the remaining £2,000 fee being provided by the Award winners, payable on a monthly basis. 1 Award is worth £4,000 covering the full fee, awarded to a weaver taking responsibility for managing the weaving studio including shared access to looms and equipment and their maintenance (costs paid for by Cockpit Arts).
APPLY: full details available online.
Deadline: 12 December 2011