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RBS Bursary Awards

Each year RBS Bursaries are awarded to ten early career artists working in three dimensions, of any age and nationality, who have been judged to be of outstanding potential.  

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. 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.

We are delighted to announce that the winners of the RBS Bursary Awards 2016 are;

Alice Al Khatib, Saelia Aparicio, Stuart Calvin, William Darrell, Magali Hebert-Huot, Evy Jokhova, Eva Masterman, Melissa Pierce Murray, Susie Olczak, and Matt Picon.

More details about their practice on our winners page!

Over two years we will showcase their talent 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.

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 about past years and winners of the RBS Bursary Awards coming soon!