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Call for Applications, RBS Bursary Awards

Deadline: Friday 27 May 2016.

Applications are now open for the RBS Bursary Awards 2016 – a unique award designed to provide a pivotal platform for ten early career artists.

Each year the RBS Bursary Awards are given to ten early career artists working in three dimensions judged to be of outstanding talent. 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 two years we showcase the ten winners through a launch event, two Sculpture Slam talks, a group exhibition, an award catalogue, and through 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.

Please apply online:

Applications are welcomed from artists of any age and nationality, with or without formal training.

All styles of media are considered, including installation, site specific, performance, conceptual and video work. Please note that it is only in exceptional circumstances that applications from individuals still studying at undergraduate level will be successful and a minimum of four years exhibiting experience is expected.

All applicants will be required to pay an entry fee of £20 before their application will be considered complete.