become a friend of qest

If you appreciate quality craftsmanship and recognise the value of retaining craft expertise in the UK, becoming a Friend of QEST will enable our work to continue, supporting talented craftspeople and promoting excellence in British craftsmanship.

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Pearl Friend

For £100 a year (£8.33 per month) you will receive:

  • A welcome email and a QEST badge on sign-up
  • A copy of the QEST magazine – which introduces the latest QEST Scholars and shares news and updates from QEST and our alumni
  • A regular e-newsletter featuring news, upcoming events and updates from QEST and our alumni

Ruby Friend

For £250 a year (£20.83 per month) you will receive:

  • A welcome email and a QEST badge on sign-up
  • A copy of the QEST magazine – which introduces the latest QEST Scholars and shares news and updates from QEST and our alumni
  • A regular e-newsletter featuring news, upcoming events and updates from QEST and our alumni
  • Complimentary entry to certain events hosted by QEST, which may include showcases and demonstrations, craft talks and networking events with scholars and fellow supporters*
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Sapphire Friend

For £500 a year (£41.66 per month) you will receive:

  • A welcome email and QEST badge on sign-up
  • A copy of the QEST magazine – which introduces the latest QEST Scholars and shares news and updates from QEST and our alumni
  • A regular e-newsletter featuring news, upcoming events and updates from QEST and our alumni
  • A signed copy of QEST’s book, A Celebration of British Craftsmanship, featuring 100 of our alumni from across the UK, with photographic portraits by Julian Calder and stories by Karen Bennett, and a foreword by QEST’s Patron HRH The Prince of Wales
  • Complimentary entry to certain events hosted and attended by QEST, which may include showcases and demonstrations, craft talks and networking events with scholars and fellow supporters*

To pay in full, or to set up a monthly or annual direct debit, click the button below:

*Events decided by QEST, subject to annual event programming and Government Guidelines in response to COVID-19. In previous years, this has included:

Invitations to these QEST events:

  • Christmas drinks reception at QEST’s office in SW1, London
  • Annual lecture (in 2019 this was held at the V&A Museum with QEST Ambassador Dr Jonathan Foyle)
  • Talk, showcase and reception during London Craft Week
  • Regional talks and seminars

General entry tickets to these events which QEST participated in:

  • Collect, the international craft fair at Somerset House, London
  • Royal Windsor Horse Show, with QEST Scholars showcasing & demonstrating in the Royal Warrant Holders Association Pavilion