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Training Bursary

We’re delighted to be working in partnership with The Design Trust to offer Training Bursaries to artists and makers working in Sheffield.

Launched in 2015, the annual Bursary enables recipients to access online creative business advice and support courses offered by The Design Trust. We award the Bursary to up to 14 artists/makers each year.

The Bursary offers access to:

  • 5 online courses of your choice, offered by The Design Trust – this would usually cost £345
  • the flexibility to learn from home or studio, via an easy-to-use online training platform
  • live learning sessions during which you can ask questions
  • practical homework and direct feedback
  • webinars (recordings/presentations/planning tools) to catch up, re-watch or view if you can’t join live

The Design Trust offer a full programme of courses to choose from; many aimed more specifically at designer makers, some suited for early career artists and others for more established makers.

Yorkshire Artspace has worked in partnership with Patricia van den Akker, Director of The Design Trust, over many years through our Starting Out programme. She has developed a new and comprehensive programme of online training courses which help artists, makers & designers to start, run and grow their own design or craft business.


Applications will reopen in November 2016.

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