Applications are now open for the 2015 RBS Bursary Awards - a unique award designed to provide a pivotal platform for ten early career artists working in three dimensions, judged to be of outstanding talent, to realise their full potential in the professional sphere.
Each year the RBS awards ten bursaries to early career artists working in three dimensions judged to be of outstanding talent. Open to Sculptors of any age and nationality, with or without formal training, working in any style or media the awards are designed to provide vital support during what for many is a difficult transition to successful professional practice. Integral to the society’s aim to promote the diverse language of contemporary sculpture, the Bursary Awards provide a platform to emerging sculptors to realise their full potential in the professional sphere.
Over the two years we showcase their talent through a launch event, two Sculpture Slam talks, a group exhibition, an award catalogue, and a dedicated Bursary Awards section on the RBS website. Bursary winners are also invited to take part in a peer to peer mentoring scheme and receive two free years of membership to the society. With membership comes access to a community of nearly 600 practising sculptors, the unique RBS fellows mentoring scheme, and opportunities to apply for residencies, awards, exhibitions, as well as to present talks.
We are currently actively seeking support to develop the Bursary Awards and enable us to offer a more concrete series of opportunities and prizes to help the ten winners establish their careers. More information coming soon!
Deadline for applications: 5pm Monday 6 July 2015.
Supported by the Gilbert Bayes Charitable Trust.