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Emma Corrall selected for the second Helen Scott Lidgett Studio Award
Detail from 'On Baking a Cake' by Emma Corrall (2014)
Detail from 'On Baking a Cake' by Emma Corrall (2014)

Emma Corrall has been selected for the second Helen Scott Lidgett Studio Award (2014-15). She will receive a rent-free studio for 12 months together with a bursary of £5,000, mentoring and the opportunity to exhibit at the Acme Project Space The award forms part of Acme Studios’ Residency & Awards Programme and Central Saint Martins’ new initiatives to support their Fine Art graduates.

Speaking about the award Emma said, 'It is an honour to be selected for the Helen Scott Lidgett Studio award. The award comprises the passion and enthusiasm of many talented individuals to continue the momentum of their love for a life fuelled by art. I am very grateful to be surrounded by such genuine support.'

The award is a partnership initiative between Acme Studios, Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London and the Helen Scott Lidgett Trust. It is jointly funded by Acme and the Helen Scott Lidgett Trust.

Helen Scott Lidgett was Managing Director and Founding Partner of arts communications consultancy Brunswick Arts. She was a student at Saint Martin’s School of Art and was an energetic advocate for the arts eventually becoming a Governor of University of the Arts London. She died in 2012 but her legacy will continue to support future artists through this initiative.

Emma was selected by a panel comprising Julia Lancaster (Acme Studios), Prof Graham Ellard (Central Saint Martins), Charlie White (Helen’s son) and Lindsay Seers (external artist).

Julia Lancaster, Residency and Projects Manager for Acme Studios explains, 'It’s incredibly hard for the vast majority of fine art graduates to even think about continuing their practice beyond university, let alone being able to support themselves through their chosen field. If we can, at the very least, help them to start thinking about themselves as an ‘artist’ first and foremost, they will have a better chance of surviving in the professional world beyond university.'

This award aims to provide a bridge between art school and practice as a professional artist. The selected graduate, and all those who apply will, in addition have the opportunity of mentoring by members of the Brunswick committee.

The recipient of the first award, 2013-14, Jamie Hosegood will have his first solo show in London at the Acme Project Space, Bethnal Green, opening 23 October 2014.

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