Hollyport Capital is a London based private equity fund management company whose investors include institutions, educational endowments, family offices and high net worth individuals. Since 2015 they have sponsored the BA Fine Art course at Central Saint Martins.
The company is passionate about art and supporting the next generation of creative talent and a number of artworks by CSM students are on permanent display in their London office.
Their support includes an exhibition in the Spring Term by second year students drawn from a shortlist where a winning artist and runner up are selected by representatives from Hollyport Capital at a judging ceremony with a prize giving on the day of the Degree Show Private View. The winners receive a cash prize to contribute to the costs of their final degree show the following year, ensuring that their creativity is not bound by financial constraints.
Winner of the Hollyport Capital Prize 2017 is Chan Sombatkamrai and the Runner Up is Caeris McKend.
Hollyport is very proud to support the BA Fine Art course. Central Saint Martins is a prestigious college whose students go on to achieve great success after graduation joining an already impressive list of alumni. The students we meet are ambitious and use innovative ideas in their work, and we enjoy seeing them at this critical time in their learning to have a rare insight into the creative process behind their pieces. We aim for our prize to give them the scope and confidence to take their practice to the next level, with the hope that they will go on to enjoy the success of their peers and inspire the next generation of artists."
Katy Lynch, Associate, Hollyport Capital