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OPEN CALL: Winston Churchill Fellowships 2018

OPEN CALL: Winston Churchill Fellowships 2018 'Exploring Circular Economy Textile Models in Japan' / Lynn Wilson, Winston Churchill Fellow 2015

'Exploring Circular Economy Textile Models in Japan' / Lynn Wilson, Winston Churchill Fellow 2015

Applications are now open for the 2018 Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Fellowships, which include a strand for Designers in partnership with the British Council.

Since 2015, the British Council's Architecture Design Fashion team has been collaborating with the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust on a Design strand of their travel fellowships. The category now also includes Craft, and the fellowships will be awarded for projects that add to international collaboration and understanding, and also bring back knowledge and best practice for the benefit of others in the UK. British designers working across all fields of practice are encouraged to apply.

Following the completion of their fellowships, successful applicants will be able to apply for a follow-up grant from the British Council's Architecture Design Fashion team to help with events, exhibitions and further international collaboration to further the outcomes of their Churchill Fellowship.

The Winston Churchill Memorial Trust was established when Sir Winston Churchill died in 1965. The Trust’s objective for the travelling fellowships is to provide opportunities for British citizens to go abroad on a worthwhile enterprise of their own choosing, with the aim of enriching their lives by their wider experience – through the knowledge, understanding, and/or skills they gain - and, on their return, enhancing the life of their community by their example and the dissemination of the benefit of their travels. These opportunities are provided to people of any age, gender, ethnicity or religion, with or without educational qualifications, and in any occupation or none.

The closing date for applications is 5pm on 19 September 2017.

Full details and how to apply can be found on the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust website.