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Celebrating the Helen Scott Studio Award

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Published date 05 December 2013




On 26 November 2013, Central Saint Martins hosted an event to celebrate the creation of the Helen Scott Lidgett Studio Award. The Award has been created in partnership with Acme and Central Saint Martins and provides vital support for students’ transition between MA study and the world of professional practice.  The event also marked what would have been Helen’s birthday and provided a timely opportunity to exchange fond memories of the former UAL Governor and CSM alumna.  Included among the 100 or so guests were Helen’s close friend Sarah Brown and wife of the ex-MP, art critic Louisa Buck, and artist Richard Wentworth. The evening was generously sponsored by Laurent Perrier.


Photo: Helen Scott Lidgett Fund Event, 26th November 2013 

In a speech, Louisa Buck emphasised the importance of the new award in support of emerging talent at a time of considerable financial hardship for young arts graduates. She urged those present to donate to ensure the continuation of the award. This year’s Studio Award winner Jamie Hosegood, who graduated from CSM MA Fine Art course this year, also expressed is gratitude and the opportunities it had opened up in professional life.

The Helen Scott Lidget Award provides a CSM graduate with valuable support, including a rent-free studio for 12 months, provided by Acme Studios and a bursary of £5,000. Mentoring opportunities, both from a professional artist provided by Acme, and from the Helen Scott Lidgett Fund Committee, are also awarded to the lucky recipient.


Photo: Jamie Hosegood (right) and Graham Ellard, Professor of Fine Art, Central Saint Martins. Image: CSM (2013) 

Thanks to generous donations on the evening, funding has now been secured for the 2014/15 Helen Scott Lidgett Studio Award.  Our goal, working with Acme and CSM is to be able to continue to offer this award to promising MA graduates for years to come. We are extremely grateful for the support of our partners, and to all donors who have made the first Helen Scott Lidgett Studio Award possible. Thank you for everyone’s involvement and support.

To help to continue supporting emerging artists at the start of their careers, please make a donation at: and select ‘Helen Scott Lidgett Fund’ from the drop down menu.

To find out more, please contact:

Judith Kerr
Development and Alumni Department
University of the Arts London
Telephone: 0207 514 6980