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Homo Faber Fellowship General Information and Conditions

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To participate in the Fellowship, both fellows and established artisans are expected to commit to the entirety of the programme from September 2024-March 2025 and be willing to travel to the location of the masterclass.



  • The partners, the fellows and the artisans will sign a participation agreement.
  • The salary of the fellows is sponsored by the partners.
  • Fellows will sign a contract/convention with the artisans and receive a salary in line with local wages and student status from the master artisan.
  • Accommodation will be provided during the masterclass in September.
  • Duos will receive financial support for the material needed for the co-created object.


Fellows must meet the following criteria:

  • Be at least 18 years of age and a recent graduate (2022-2023) of applied arts and crafts.
  • Applicants are responsible for their visa.
  • Be in search of a first work opportunity in their craft.
  • Wish to continue the craft they were trained in and indicate that participating in this programme represents the next logical step in their career.
  • Have a clear plan demonstrating what they hope to achieve during this programme.
  • Be inspired to pursue a career in the craft they were trained in and open their own workshop or business.
  • Have high regard for their craft and strive for excellence in their field.
  • Have a thirst for knowledge and a personality that is open to advice and change.
  • Be able to communicate in English (minimum B2 level) as masterclass is conducted in English.


Established artisans must meet the following criteria:

  • Be based in Ireland and can accommodate a fellow in their workshop.
  • Be a recognised expert in their craft that is rooted in territory.
  • Have the facilities to train a fellow in my workshop.
  • Have a financial need or urgency to transmit knowledge for the growth or transfer of their workshop.
  • Have a clear plan demonstrating what they hope to achieve during this programme.
  • Be inspired to pass on their knowledge to the younger generation.
  • Have a high regard for their craft and strive for excellence in their field.
  • Have a thirst for knowledge and a personality that is willing to support younger generations.



The successful fellows and established artisans will be notified by 3 May 2024 and must accept the fellowship offer in writing within 7 (seven) days after receiving the offer. The partners reserve the right to cancel fellowship applications from candidates who fail to confirm within the prescribed time without reason.


Participation agreement

The selected duos will sign a letter of acceptance with the partners outlining the programme and conditions for participation.


Operational aspects

The partners will provide:

  • Accommodation, travel and subsistence for the 1-month entrepreneurial masterclass only. These costs will be organised and paid in advance by partners.
  • Contribution to the artisan with the costs of the salaries for the 6-month internship placement according to local wages and conditions but within the agreed budget (local contracts to be signed by the established artisan and fellow).
  • Courtesy limited financial support for the material needed for the co-created object.
  • The partners is not responsible for any scenarios and/or costs that may arise outside of the costs mentioned above. The Foundation will not cover the costs of visas for fellows.
  • During the month-long masterclass, established artisans will be invited to participate for 2 days. Accommodation, travel and subsistence will be covered and organised by the Foundation.

Ownership of objects and loans

  • Objects created during the programme are co-owned by the established artisan and fellow. The partners reserves the right to exhibit selected pieces at all time and free of charge given a specific calendar.

Intellectual property

  • All intellectual property rights related to any study, design, drawing, and items, created in connection with the programme will be held jointly by the respective fellows and the artisans involved in that creation. The students and the artisans agree on a joint usage of such rights.
  • The partners will be granted on a worldwide basis, in perpetuity and free of charge the right to represent and reproduce (and adapt) any images, videos and pictures of such study, design, drawing and items for the promotion of their own organisations.
  • The partners reserve the right to request the objects for specific exhibitions and events.


  • The duos are invited to communicate on their participation in the course on their channels and social media. Other information, guidelines, and detailed hashtags strategy to include will be communicated at a later stage to generate a stronger impact.
  • The duos are expected to provide the partners with any communication material requested.
  • The duos will document their participation in the programme with personal photos and/or film made with their own device (smartphone) that they will share with the partners.
  • The partners reserves the right to send a photograph and/or a film crew to document the programme. Assets produced by the partners will be shared with the duos. The duos can use these assets on the condition that credits are mentioned.

Code of conduct

  • Selected fellows are expected to complete the entire Fellowship including the entire masterclass in September 2024 as well as the entire internship placement from October 2024-March/April 2025.
  • Selected established artisans are expected to attend 2 days of the masterclass in September 2024 and participate in the entire internship from October 2024-March 2025.
  • The partners promote and encourage collaboration and knowledge exchange and believes in promoting a safe and efficient climate by enforcing behavioural standards. Active participation is strongly encouraged and expected. All beneficiaries must uphold integrity, respect of all other participants and organisers and their rights and property and safety of others.
  • Participants must deter from indulging in any and all forms of misconduct during and after programme hours, which can affect the image and reputation of the partners.
  • Beneficiaries are encouraged to promote the programme through their own channels as mentioned above. They cannot post derogatory comments on the partners, the programme and its organisers. This can be a motive for exclusion.
  • Theft, abuse, or damage of available resources, facilities of other participants properties will lead to exclusion.
  • Indulging in any form of harassment related to an individual’s gender, race, religion or beliefs, colour, region, language, disability, or sexual orientation, marital or family status, physical or mental disability, gender identity, etc. will lead to exclusion.


Exclusion and cancellations:

  • The partners are entitled to immediately exclude a participant in case of non-compliance with the above code of conduct, in situations that could bring prejudice to the partners, for any absence beyond reasonable control or in the case of force majeure for more than 3 days.
  • The artisan has the right to terminate a fellow in case of non-compliance with the above code of conduct with prior notification and justification to the partners.
  • In case of exclusion, the participants will have to reimburse travels and accommodation costs, to clear the accommodation site and will be excluded from future projects until decided otherwise.
  • If fellows or artisans are forced to discontinue his/her participation for any legitimate reason, he/she may be relieved from the course subject to written agreement by organisers. As a result, the participant will be asked to clear the accommodation site. We will try to pair fellows and established artisans with a new partner in the case of any dropouts.
  • Participants can cancel participation prior to travel bookings. After travel booking is arranged, participants are required to reimburse travels costs and depending on the reason may be excluded from future projects.


  • Applicants’ data are collected and treated according to the partners Privacy Policy and will be shared with organisers for operational purposes only as well as with partners and sponsor when relevant.


  • The partners are exempt from any and all liabilities for whatsoever reason in connection with said accidents during the course. Any and all possible claims against the partners are therefore irrevocably waived.
  • Participants are required to contract the necessary insurance.



  • The beneficiaries will be expected to reply to surveys throughout the programme.


  • The partners are allowed to cancel the programme any time before the start of or during the programme for any reasons whatsoever, including a case of force majeure.

*Funded by the European Union. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or the European Education and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA). Neither the European Union nor EACEA can be held responsible for them

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