Artists and makers
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Full details will be available when we open for applications in May. You can register here for email alerts about the next application round, which will run from 16 May to 17 September 2019.
A life-changing opportunity
Have you ever wanted to explore new ideas in a subject close to your heart? Discover how things are done in other countries and bring that knowledge back home?
A Churchill Fellowship is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to expand your horizons and make a difference. It offers up to two months overseas, researching a topic of your choice – and then a lifetime relationship to help you spread the global insights that you bring back.
Everyone can apply, regardless of age, background or qualifications, so long as they are a UK citizen over 18. We particularly welcome applicants who would not find funding elsewhere. Additional funding for interpreters is available.
Bronze founder David Snoo Wilson travelled to Germany, Latvia, Poland and Austria in 2014 to learn traditional bell-casting techniques. David has since co-founded a business casting bells at weddings, incorporating a ring-melting ceremony influenced by his experiences of metal-casting performances in the Baltic.
Arts worker Kerry Rooney travelled to the USA in 2014 to explore ways of enabling older people to participate in the arts. Since his travels, Kerry’s organisation, Kaleidoscope, have established the Imagine Arts Centre, a programme enabling over 200 participants aged between 60 and 88 to take part in weekly classes in a variety of arts-based activities.