The Macallan holds a deep affinity with artisans and master makers. As contemporary creators, designers, and craftspeople what unites us all is the value that we place on provenance and our infinite passion for finding innovative ways to keep traditional crafts and generational skills alive. Through our work we are fortunate to collaborate with an incredible network of artisans who support us each year in realising our vision of creating beautifully distinctive product and accessory experiences and compelling, creative storytelling.
At The Macallan, our quest to seek out likeminded artisan collaborators is constant. Through The Macallan Artisan Collective, we hope to create a place in which we can not only nurture our existing artisan relationships, but also welcome new, future collaborators.
Realising our commitment to invest in our key communities and skills, The Macallan Artisan Collective was established in 2021 as a creative community for our Artisan peers and a forum for likeminded master makers to meet, innovate and collaborate supported by twice yearly events allowing us to network and exchange knowledge and ideas so that we may all learn and develop together.
Announcing The Macallan Artisan Apprenticeship Fund
The Macallan aims to champion and celebrate the Artisan, their philosophies, knowledge, skills and their critical role in our local and global economies. In 2021, we announced the creation of The Macallan Artisan Apprenticeship Fund to recognise the need to cherish, preserve and perpetuate legacy crafts, trades, skills and values, ensuring employment for generations to come.
The Macallan will award and fund two separate apprenticeship roles period of 3 years so that each recipient artisan business may confidently commit to the employment of an apprentice for the recognised time required to learn a master trade. Applications and criteria for businesses wishing to be considered for The Macallan Artisan Apprenticeship Fund will be shared in further announcements in Spring 2022.