The RBS Bursary Awards are kindly supported by the Gilbert Bayes Charitable Trust.
The Gilbert Bayes Charitable Trust was established in 1996 by his son and daughter, Geoffrey and Jean Bayes, who gifted to it a jointly owned collection of their father’s works of art.
The principle objective of the trust has been to advance the education of the public in the knowledge, understanding and appreciation of the Arts with a particular emphasis being placed on sculpture and the works of Gilbert Bayes.
The trustees went a long way to fulfilling their objective by providing funds to the V&A to enable it to refurbish an area of the Museum, which was subsequently named the Gilbert Bayes Sculpture Gallery.
The trustees approached the RBS where, fittingly, Gilbert Bayes served as President between 1939 and 1944, in order to support early career sculptors. As the work of the RBS, through its bursary scheme, so closely matches the objectives of the charity, the trustees were pleased to continue their annual grants to 2016.
For more information about the RBS Bursary Awards please contact RBS Projects Officer Zana Kingwill at Projects@rbs.org.uk or on 0207 373 8615