The School of Art is pleased to announce the Helen Scott Lidgett Studio Award 2013 which is exclusively for graduates of MA Fine Art, MA Art & Science and MA Photography at Central Saint Martins.
The Helen Scott Lidgett Studio Award is a new initiative developed in collaboration with Acme Studios, through the research project Double agents. The Award provides a rent free studio space for one year in one of Acme’s newest studio buildings, on Stratford High Street; a £5,000 bursary; a mentoring programme; and an opportunity to exhibit at the Acme Project Space.
The Award is funded by Acme Studios and the Helen Scott Lidgett Committee, who support UK students aiming to pursue a career as a practicing artist.
As Managing Director and Founding Partner of the communications consultancy Brunswick Arts Helen Scott Lidgett was involved in such projects as launching the Baltic contemporary art centre in Gateshead, the British Galleries at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, numerous British Council pavilions at the Venice Biennale and the French government’s Paris Calling initiative.
She was herself a student at Saint Martin’s School of Art and continued to be an energetic advocate for the arts both in her working and private life, particularly in her role as a Governor of University of the Arts London. Her legacy will continue to support future artists through this initiative. The award forms part of Acme Studios’ Residency & Awards Programme, one of the most directly supportive programmes for artists anywhere in the UK, and Central Saint Martins’ new initiatives to support their Fine Art graduates.