The Goldsmiths’ Company 2017 Studio Internship Graduate Award

The Goldsmiths’ Company 2017 Studio Internship Graduate Award




London and the UK




Julia Skilton


The Goldsmiths’ Company 2017 Studio Internship Graduate Award        

About the Award

A Goldsmiths’ Company award open to two graduates (within 5 years of graduation) 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
  • £600 to create work for the exhibition.

To Apply

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

Assessment Day 

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.

SIGA Timetable

26 July 2017:
Deadline for applications to be received at Goldsmiths’ Hall

25 September 2017:
Assessment Day at the Goldsmiths’ Centre.

January – March 2018:
Each graduate undertakes an 8 week workshop with a leading professional artist silversmith, to build on basic skills and essential silversmithing processes.

March – April 2018:
Each graduate undertakes a further 8 week internship with an applied artist silversmith specialising in a particular field. For example, enamelling, chasing or engraving.

January -June 2018:
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 June 2018.

4 July 2018: Each graduate receives the Studio Internship Graduate Award from the Goldsmiths’ Company at a ceremony at Goldsmiths’ Hall.