by Professor Martin Bide, Department of Textiles, Fashion Merchandising and Design, University of Rhode Island, USA
Dyeing and colour are subjects that lie in the Bermuda-like triangle with the academic/scientific, industrial/technical, and creative/artistic at the corners. (Outside the triangle is a vast sea of “how hard can dyeing be, anyway?” but we won’t go there!)
The SDC Bursary Scheme provides financial assistance to emerging young professionals. This support has been used to create portfolios, final collections, undertake research trips and purchase equipment. The scheme is open to students reading a broad range of subjects including art, design, science and technology. Would you benefit from receiving an SDC Bursary? Read on for further details of the scheme, and how it has benefited some of the recipients.