Educational Programme

Now in its fifth year, the directors of Festival of Silver have launched a Corporate Educational Programme for aspiring young silversmiths. Leading silversmiths and companies are giving their time and facilities free to teach craft skills. There is also a Business Education Programme of short courses for young silversmiths in their first three years of business. Sponsorship monies are being used by British Silver Week to cover expenses incurred in running these courses including fares, subsistence, hotel accommodation, room and equipment hire, tools and materials for the students.

Sponsorship of prizes and grants for 2011 included the companies below. Details of prizes and grants available for 2012 will be announced in January.