The Stephen Cripps' Studio Award (2014-15) at High House Production Park, Thurrock
Aaron Williamson, The Stephen Cripps' Studio Award 2013/14 recipient, in his 'Living Studio'. Image: Aaron Williamson (2014)
The Stephen Cripps’ Studio Award is a major creative development opportunity for artists whose practice is based in sculpture which embraces elements of light, movement, machinery, sound or performance. It provides a resource and support structure from which artists can develop their practice and realise and present planned or new projects. The award forms part of Acme Studios’ Residency & Awards Programme.
Commencing 1 November 2014, this is the second of an initial programme of three one-year awards. Each award provides:
- a rent-free large ground-floor ‘production’ studio
- a £10,000 bursary
- £10,000 towards project realisation costs
To ensure that as many artists as possible in the UK are able to benefit from the award, the selected artist is also offered the option to rent a work/live space within the studio building during the award year.
Stephen Cripps in performance 'Cripps at the Acme: Machines and performances' The Acme Gallery, 1978
The award, which is based at Acme’s new-build, purpose-designed studios at High House Production Park, Thurrock, not only celebrates the work of Stephen Cripps, an important ‘pyrotechnic sculptor’, but also helps promote the vision for the Park and the potential for creative collaboration between its partners: High House Production Park Ltd, the Royal Opera House, Creative & Cultural Skills and Acme Studios.
The Award is funded by Acme Studios, The Henry Moore Foundation, High House Production Park Ltd and Stephen Cripps’ family.
The second award runs for one year from 1 November 2014 to 31 October 2015 followed immediately by the third award. The deadline for applications is 5.00pm Friday 4 July with interviews for short-listed artists on Tuesday 19 August.
For more information and to apply, visit: