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Hollyport Capital

Fine Art Course Sponsor

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 proudly sponsored the BA Fine Art course at Central Saint Martins. Hollyport Capital is passionate about art and supporting the next generation of creative talent, with a number of artworks by CSM students on permanent display in their London office.

“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. 

Katy Lynch, Associate, Hollyport Capital


Hollyport Capital Prize

The company's support includes the Hollyport Capital Prize, which is awarded to two second year BA Fine Art students each year. Drawn from a shortlist of nominees at an exhibition in the Spring Term, the winner and runner up are announced by Hollyport Capital representatives at a special award ceremony at the Degree Show One Art Private View in May.

The winners receive a cash prize to contribute to the costs of their degree show the following year, ensuring that their creativity is not bound by financial constraints.

Winner of the Hollyport Capital Prize 2019 is Simon Rai and the runner up is Jessica Rique.

Sara Gulamali, the 2018 Hollyport Capital Prize winner, is currently nominated for a NOVA Award. Find out more about Sara's work in CSM Stories.

“We really liked the way Simon sees beauty in the ordinary, finding positivity and special moments in everyday life which in today’s society are sadly often overlooked or taken for granted.”

Katy Lynch, Associate, Hollyport Capital