Tuesday 23 May, 2017

Applications for SIGA 2018 Now Open


The Studio Internship Graduate Award is a 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 (which can be undertaken on a part time basis) before creating an 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 16 weeks.
  • A bullion grant of £1,000 - £400 for practice pieces and £600 to create work for the exhibition.

Read more about the recipients of this year's award here.

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. Send to: The Curatorial Department, The Goldsmiths’ Company, Foster Lane, London, EC2V 6BN.

Application deadline: Wednesday 26 July 2017

For questions please email Julia.Skilton@thegoldsmiths.co.uk. 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 and Oliver Makower, Vice Principal of Bishopsland.

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