The Rising Creator Fellowship

The Artisan Collab celebrates exceptional creators and the beautiful pieces they make. The Rising Creator Fellowship provides support and opportunity to an emerging talent.

We know how hard it is to set up a business and get work seen. To then move beyond being a start‑up, while still managing to create, requires another set of skills altogether.

The Fellowship is an annual award. It offers one year's free membership to The Artisan Collab, providing a shop front, audience, selling platform and PR. The Artisan Collab members have a wealth of experience between them and can offer business advice, mentoring, opportunity for collaboration and studio visits.

As a Fellow, you will also be invited to design a piece for The Artisan Collab's in‑house collection.

The winner of The Artisan Collab Rising Creator Fellowship 2023 is Lucy Whitford.


The competition is open to product designers, makers and artists. Work must not have been widely publicised or shown extensively and must be responsibly made.

Three finalists will be selected in March 2024 and the winner announced at the awards event in May 2024.

To apply, please submit 500 words outlining your inspiration, process, and manufacturing footprint. Please include images of your work.