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Art Scholarships 2014 / 2015

Are you a practising young artist between the ages of 21 and 30 years old who is inspired by Rural Life in the UK? If so, you could win a Scholarship worth £3,000 to help further your career, plus we'll give you your own exhibition in our gallery at the Royal Bath & West Show, with the opportunity to sell your work.

The award is designed to encourage young artists and is open to practising artists in the UK between the ages of 21 and 30. The subject for the submission is Rural Life in the UK – whether that's the rural landscape, community, eco issues, agriculture or the environment.

The scholarship of £3,000 will be presented in two halves, half on selection and the remainder presented at the Show following a satisfactory exhibition.  A runners up award of £250 may be presented at the discretion of the Committee.

Applicants are required to submit six images of their own original work on CD with the official entry form.  Each image must be identified on the CD details form with the name of the artist, number and title.   A stamped addressed envelop must also be enclosed for the return of your CD.

The selection panel will choose a shortlist from the applications and the artists will then be required to bring a selection of their original works, together with drawings and a work programme, to the Showground, Shepton Mallet, in September 2013 when the final selection will be made.  The candidate chosen for the award will be expected to meet the Committee to discuss his/her work programme.

Before the exhibition in 2013 the Committee will judge one work to become part of the Society’s art collection.
All works hung in the exhibition should be available for sale and are subject to a 20% commission + VAT payment to the Society.

Click here to download the entry form, CD detail form and conditions of the award.

The entry form should be completed and returned together with the CD, CD sheet and an SAE to:

Mrs Alison Ward
The Royal Bath & West of England Society, The Showground, Shepton Mallet, Somerset BA4 6QN or alison.ward@bathandwest.co.uk
(01749 822243) 

ENTRIES CLOSE 5th July 2013