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Homo Faber Fellowship

Closing Date 08.03.2024
Posted 02.02.2024

What is the Homo Faber Fellowship?                                                 

Homo Faber Fellowship is a yearly 7-month sponsored professional integration programme designed for duos of master artisans and craft graduates. Participants will develop business and marketing knowledge, as well as design and hands-on practical skills through transmission from one generation to the next.

The programme is developed by Design & Crafts Council Ireland together with Michelangelo Foundation who share a vision for the future of craftsmanship.


Who is the programme for?

The Homo Faber Fellowship 2024-2025 will benefit a selection of established artisans and fellows based in Ireland whose craft has a strong connection to the local area.


What does the programme offer?

The seven-month fellowship incorporates:

  • 1-month entrepreneurial masterclass given by academic partner ESSEC Business School and Passa Ao Futuro for fellows in Venice, Italy
  • 2-day masterclass for established artisans
  • 6-month sponsored internship in an established artisan’s workshop
  • Mentoring throughout the fellowship
  • 1 co-created object per duo
  • Exhibition opportunities to provide visibility for the duos and open business prospects



The programme is designed for duos of master artisans and craft graduates.

To apply and be considered for the programme, you must have formed a duo consisting of a welcoming artisan and a fellow. We expect the duo to have been in contact prior to applying, to ensure both parties are aligned.

Please note that each member of the duo must submit their own application referencing each other.


The deadline for receiving applications is 23.59 CET on 8 March 2024.

What’s needed to apply?

  • Personal information
  • A PDF of your portfolio
  • A high-resolution profile photo
  • Answers to key questions on your motivation and a training plan
  • For established artisans, information regarding your workshop
  • For fellows, information regarding your studies, a reference letter



The 20 to 30 duos of established artisans and fellows will be selected by a jury committee which will be revealed in March 2024.


Please ensure you read the General Information and Conditions before applying



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