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.

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

In addition the Trust contributes to the Royal Society of Sculptors Gilbert Bayes Award (previously the Bursary Awards), which is given annually by the Society to a small group of outstandingly talented sculptors. Selected by the sculptor members of the Society’s Board, the award provides vital support during what can be a difficult transition from study to professional practice. Award winners receive a year’s worth of professional development as well as inclusion in a group exhibition. For further information, please contact the RSS direct.

Source: RSS Gilbert Bayes Award 2018.

Marble resin composite bust

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