Scholarship awards of up to £1,000 are available from the Gilbert Bayes Charitable Trust for sculptors undertaking post-graduate work, to assist them in their studies on a first-come basis. Further information is available under 'Contact Us'.

In addition the Trust contributes to the RBS 1-year Bursary Award, which is designed to support talented early career sculptors and assist them in making the transition to fully professional practice. In addition to the significant exhibition opportunity, the winners also have access to all the associated benefits of RBS membership, including peer to peer mentoring and RBS Fellows mentoring schemes.

Source: RBS Bursary Awards 2009.

Anyone wishing to apply for a grant should provide a proposal and CV, together with references from the Head of Sculpture at their college and a personal reference. The Trustees will also require a written report of no more than 500 words on completion of the assignment. Please send your application to

Marble resin composite bust

Uneasy lies the head that wearsa crown, 2010, Nick Hornby. Marble resin composite.