Address: Secretary, The Glaziers Trust, c/o The Worshipful Company of Glaziers, Glaziers Hall, 9 Montague Close, London SE1 9DD
The Glaziers Trust meets four times a year, [in 2017 -11th January, 4th April, 6th June and 18th October] and is pleased to receive applications in support of its two principal objectives.
The Trust targets its resources to grant aid religious bodies (of any faith or denomination) or secular institutions who have the responsibility for maintaining art-historically important stained glass in their buildings on behalf of future generations.
Anywhere in the UK (England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland).
Grants are made towards the preservation, conservation and/or restoration of stained glass of particular significance or exceptional artistic merit. That is, stained glass or other artistic glazing designed by an artist or architect of some note; made by a studio or workshop of some distinction; or of some particular rarity and/or connection with important personages or historical events (e.g. most surviving medieval stained glass). There are no restrictions as to historical period, and applications concerning Victorian and twentieth-century stained glass are welcomed.
Grants are restricted to stained and/or painted glass; artistically designed plain and/or decorative glazing; support systems (i.e. leading, saddle bars, fixing etc., and protective-conservation glazing). Grants are not available for stone or brickwork repairs or protection from weather or vandals.
That the stained glass to be restored/conserved is in a publicly accessible location.
It follows therefore that not all applicants may be successful.
If you are unsure whether the windows in your building would fall within the remit of the Trust’s awards, please do contact the Secretary (at the address below), with any photographs and/or any historical information that you may have to hand.
Grants currently range from a few hundreds to a few thousands of pounds, and are paid only on completion of the work to the agreed standard.
By application form (see link below), accompanied by a full condition report (with
appropriate recommendations and photographs) and an estimate from a conservation (ICON) accredited glazier (by whom the work must be carried out).
A conservator’s report and/or reccommendations should be compiled to an appropriate professional standard, of which those published by the Church-of-England (Church Care) offers a template that has achieved widespread recognition. Please follow the Link below.
Grant Aid for Publications:
The Trust also welcomes applications towards the grant-in-aid of significant publications – whether a book, article, academic paper or electronic resource – on the art-historical and/or technical development of stained glass. See the link below for a fuller explanation of the sorts of publications the Trust may support and on how to apply.
Please make the Secretary aware that you are intending to submit an application as additional advice can be given to assist you at an early stage
Applications must be submitted three weeks before the meeting.
Please email the application and supporting paperwork to the Secretary: firstname.lastname@example.org and send a hard copy Secretary of the Glaziers Trust, c/o The Glaziers Company, Glaziers Hall, 9 Montague Close, London SE1 9DD.
The Glaziers’ Trust was founded in 1966 to promote the knowledge, understanding and appreciation of stained glass and other decorative glass, and the restoration and preservation of such glass in places where it may be seen by the public. In 2011 the Glaziers’ Trust was incorporated as one of three Company Trusts into the Glaziers Foundation. The Glaziers’ Trust continues to act independently. It is administered by a panel of Board Members.
Stained glass is a fragile but enduring medium and examples from the twelfth century to the present are found throughout Britain in both churches and public buildings. Many thousands of panels of stained glass were created during the Victorian period alone. The preservation of this historic legacy requires constant monitoring and care, and those people most closely connected locally, play a vital rôle in this task.
Much of our nation’s surviving stained glass is located in churches and the cost of its upkeep, protection and repair often falls upon hard-pressed congregations. The Trust targets its resources to grant aid congregations who have the responsibility for maintaining historically important stained glass on behalf of future generations. Historically important stained glass can also found in other public buildings and institutions, and the Trust will be pleased to receive applications from such bodies. It is a requirement however, that following conservation and restoration, the stained glass is accessible to the public.
The Glaziers’ Trust expects that glaziers appointed to undertake this work are appropriately experienced and professionally accredited (e.g. in the UK via The Institute of Conservation (ICON), http://www.icon.org.uk/ ;
see also their Conservation Register, www.conservationregister.com)
Once stained glass has been conserved and/or restored it is vital that it is put back in such a way that it will be protected from possible external damage and from deterioration caused by environmental factors. Environmental protection (formerly known as isothermal glazing) should be a consideration in any responsible programme of care. The Trust is therefore happy to support applications towards the environmental protection of art-historically significant stained glass.
The Glaziers’ Trust supports the training of young craftsmen through a number of annual awards. These can be directed towards the acquisition of the skills of conservation, restoration and design as, for example, through the Glaziers’ Company Awards. Application details can be found by clicking on the individual links below.
The Glaziers’ Trust is committed to raising the standard of conservation and restoration of stained glass and is therefore offering up to 4 grants each year of £300 each to assist professional glaziers to achieve accreditation with ICON (the Institute of Conservation).The Glaziers’ Trust is committed to raising the standard of conservation and restoration of stained glass and is therefore offering up to 4 grants each year of £300 each to assist professional glaziers to achieve accreditation with ICON (the Institute of Conservation).
The Glaziers Trust can also help people pursuing careers in the glass trades, crafts and professions industry who are suffering financial hardship. It is suggested that contact is made directly with the Secretary or another Board Member in order to get an early response.
If you are able to contribute to this valuable work please make a donation by clicking here.
“A Fragile Inheritance” Caring for your stained glass Sebastian Strobl and Sarah Brown, Church House Publishing 2002
“The journal of Stained Glass” (Journal of British Society of Master Glass Painters)” back copies available from the editor @ bsmgp.org.uk
“The journal of the British society of Master Glass Painters” back copies available from the editor @bsmgp.org.uk
www.cvma.ac.uk/conserv/index/html Conservation Guidance and Information
www.cvma.ac.uk Vidimus Online Magazine of Medieval Glass
www.churchcare.co.uk Finding a stained glass specialist
www.conservationregister.com Stained Glass conservation specialist
http://www.worshipfulglaziers.com/artists-6.htm Artist Members of the Livery
ww.bsmgp.org.uk www.churchart.co.uk Find an artist:The British Society of Master Glass Painters
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Art historian; currently Curator, The Stained Glass Museum, Ely cathedral.
Upper Warden of the Worshipful Company of Glaziers.
Director of stained glass conservation studio, Fellow of the British Society of Master Glass Painters.
Past Master of the Worshipful Company of Glaziers
Fellow of the British Society of Master Glass Painters, contemporary architectural glass artist with some experience of glass conservation and restoration.
Director of stained glass conservation studio. Lecturer in History of Art and Course Director of the University of York’s MA in Stained Glass Conservation, Hon. Fellow of the British Society of Master Glass Painters, , member of the Church Buildings Council’s stained glass committee.
Past Master of The Worshipful Company of Glaziers, Business Director with expertise in business and financial management.
Deputy Master of the Worshipful Company of Glaziers.
Past Master of the Worshipful Company of Glaziers.
Past Master of the Worshipful Company of Glaziers, Chairman of the Glaziers Foundation and Business Director of a leading set of London Barristers’ Chambers.
ICON accredited stained glass conservator based in Somerset.
German-born ICON accredited stained glass conservator and historian, currently head of Lincoln cathedral’s glazing department.
Hon Treasurer and retired Group Operations Manager
Art Historian and Stained Glass Conservator, former Head of Stained Glass Conservation at Canterbury Cathedral, currently Professor of Stained Glass Conservation at the University of Applied Sciences Erfurt, Fellow of the British Society of Master Glass Painters
The Glaziers Trust, c/o The Glaziers Company, Glaziers Hall, 9 Montague Close, London SE1 9DD.