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.
This course is aimed at students and practitioners whose discipline informs our built environment, including those with a focus on architecture, the building crafts and the decorative or applied arts.
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.
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.