The Tiffany & Co. x Outset Studiomakers Prize complements the Studiomakers initiative by securing accessibility to creative workspaces at graduate level.
Studiomakers partner Outset Contemporary Art Fund has announced a three-year partnership with Tiffany & Co., to make seven rent-free studios in London available to outstanding MA Fine Art graduates from some of London’s finest art colleges.
Recipients of the first Tiffany & Co. x Outset Studiomakers Prize were announced on 6 September 2017, including Jade Blackstock – Royal College of Art, Daniel Curtis, – Wimbledon College of Art, Tomasz Kobialka – Goldsmiths, Natalie Kynigopoulou – Slade, Jiaqing Mo – Chelsea College of Arts, Fani Parali – Royal Academy of Arts and Simona Sharafudinov – Central Saint Martins. Studios and a shared gallery room are provided at Collage Arts’ Chocolate Factory 3 in Wood Green, Haringey for the duration of 12 months to lend them fundamental support following their graduation from art college.
The first edition of the prize was judged by Richard Moore (Vice President, Creative Director – Store Design and Creative Visual Merchandising, Tiffany & Co.), Margot Heller (Director, South London Gallery), Sam Thorne (Director, Nottingham Contemporary), Eddie Peake (Artist) and Justine Picardie (Editor-in-Chief, Harper’s Bazaar, Town & Country UK) and bestowed in September 2017.
Tiffany & Co. has a long history of supporting the arts, guided by the belief that a successful company has a responsibility to the greater community. Tiffany’s legacy with the arts dates back to its founder, Charles Lewis Tiffany, an original trustee of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and his son Louis Comfort Tiffany, a pioneering designer and jeweller of the American Art Nouveau movement. Tiffany continues its commitment to arts and culture with its support of the Robert Rauschenberg exhibition opening at the Tate Modern in December 2016 and sponsorship of the next three Whitney Museum of American Art Biennials in New York.