Monday 4 July, 2016

Studio Internship Graduate Award

The Goldsmiths’ Company are delighted to launch the Student Internship Graduate Award (SIGA) award open to graduates (within 5 years of graduation) to train the next generation of artist silversmiths.

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. Silver pieces will be stored at owner’s risk in secure conditions at Goldsmiths’ Hall. For questions please email

Send applications to: The Curator’s Department, The Goldsmiths’ Company, Foster Lane, London, EC2V 6BN. Application deadline: Monday 18 July 2016. 

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to an Assessment Day at the Goldsmiths’ Centre with: Rod Kelly, artist silversmith; Clive Burr, designer silversmith; Rosemary Ransome Wallis, Art Director & Curator of the Goldsmiths’ Company; Martin Drury, Past Prime Warden of the Goldsmiths’ Company and Oliver Makower, Vice Principal of Bishopsland.

About SIGA

Goldsmiths’ Company award open to two graduates (within 5 years of graduation) to support the next generation of artist silversmiths.
The award offers the opportunity to train with the country’s leading artist silversmiths for 16 weeks before creating a solo exhibition of work at the Goldsmiths’ Centre.

On completion, a certificate will be awarded at a special ceremony at Goldsmiths’ Hall.

Funding for each graduate includes:

  • A maintenance living grant of £210 per week for a total of 17 weeks.
  • A bullion grant of £500 to create work for the exhibition.


18 July 2016 

Deadline for applications at Goldsmiths’ Hall.

11 October 2016 

Assessment Day at the Goldsmiths’ Centre.

9 January – 3 March 2017 

Each graduate undertakes an 8 week workshop with a leading professional artist silversmith, to build on basic skills and essential silversmithing processes.

13 March – 5 May 2017 

Each graduate undertakes a further 8 week internship with an applied skilled artist silversmith specialising in a particular field, for example, enamelling, chasing or engraving.

15 – 19 May 2017 

Each graduate to organise, with the support of the Goldsmiths’ Company’s Curatorial Department, an exhibition of their internship work to be held at the Goldsmiths’ Centre in July.

5 July 2017 

Each graduate receives the Studio Internship Graduate Award from the Goldsmiths’ Company at a ceremony at Goldsmiths’ Hall.

Persephone Vase by Rauni Higson. Rauni will be one of the mentors on the SIGA scheme.

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