The Studio Internship Graduate Award is The Goldsmiths’ Company award open to two graduates (within 5 years of graduation), helping to support the next generation of silversmiths.
The award offers the opportunity to train with the country’s leading silversmiths for 16 weeks before creating an exhibition of work at the Goldsmiths’ Centre. The training can be undertaken on a part-time basis. The programme starts between January and March 2018 when each graduate will undertake an 8 week workshop with a leading professional artists silversmith, to build on basic skills and essential silversmithing processes. In March to April 2018 each graduate will then undertake an 8 week internship with an applied artist silversmith specialising in a particular field and the works will be exhibited in June 2018.
On 4 July 2018, after completion of the programme, a certificate will be awarded at a special ceremony at Goldsmiths’ Hall.
The winning graduate funding includes:
- A maintenance living grant of £210 per week for a total of 16 weeks.
- A bullion grant of £1,000 – £400 for practice pieces and £600 to create work for the exhibition.
To apply, complete a personal statement of no more than 500 words explaining why you would like to be a studio artist silversmith, together with your portfolio, sketchbooks and one example of your work and send to: The Curatorial Department, The Goldsmiths’ Company, Foster Lane, London, EC2V 6BN.
Shortlisted applicants will be invited to an Assessment Day at the Goldsmiths’ Centre with:
- Rod Kelly, silversmith
- Clive Burr, silversmith
- Arthur Drysdale, Court Assistant of the Goldsmiths’ Company
- Martin Drury, Past Prime Warden of the Goldsmiths’ Company
- Oliver Makower, Vice Principal of Bishopsland.
Silver pieces will be stored at owner’s risk in secure conditions at Goldsmiths’ Hall.
Deadline: Wednesday 26 July