Information from the Society of Bookbinders.
The Norie Trust is a small charitable trust based in the South West of England. The Trust funds various projects, many of which are associated with literature and the arts. The Trust also assists community based projects which aim to improve the quality of people’s lives.
The Trust have generously offered the Society funds of £2,000.00 a year from 2013 – 2017 to fund an educational award to assist professionals in the book field.
The Trust wishes to recognise Maureen Duke’s inspirational teaching and dedication to education and the award will therefore be known as The Maureen Duke Educational Award.
The recipient of the award each year should be a bookbinder, book conservator, book restorer or book artist who has worked professionally in the U.K. for the last two years prior to the award. They should be intending to continue to work professionally, preferably in the U.K.
The Education and Training Task Force has been asked by the Trust to administer the award and after discussion it has been agreed that the award panel will consist of the Chair of the Society, Chair of E&T and Maureen herself.
The applicant will be required to submit the following:
- Hand written letter of application
- A brief outline of the nature of study wishing to be undertaken, indicating how this will enhance their work, and their plans for the future
- Full Breakdown of costs – fees, travel and subsistence
- Images of work completed in the two years prior to application
- Two references.
The recipient will be required to write a report of their study and experience gained for others in the field.
This year the closing date for applications will be 30th July 2015 with an announcement of the successful recipient to be made at Conference. Applications should be sent to Claire Redfern, 21 Moat Way, Goring by Sea, West Sussex, BN12 4DR.
The announcement will be posted on the Website, in the E Bulletin, and by notification to Regional Secretaries of SOB and the secretaries to Designer Bookbinders, The Society of Archivists, The Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals and the Society of Scribes and Illuminators.