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Applications for the LOEWE FOUNDATION / Studio Voltaire Award are Now Open!

ByJenevieve Kok
Applications for the LOEWE FOUNDATION / Studio Voltaire Award are Now Open!

Architect's Impression, Image courtesy of Matheson Whiteley Architects

The LOEWE FOUNDATION and Studio Voltaire have just announced the LOEWE FOUNDATION / Studio Voltaire Award, a new programme that aims to benefit seven artists with two years of support through rent-free studio space, professional development opportunities, and a bursary. The second phase of this award is a new year-long residency for an international artist to be based at Studio Voltaire in London, which will be announced later this year. 

Click here to send in your application. Applications are now open until 02:00 (SGT) 27 April 2021 / 26 April 2021 18:00 (GMT). 

Artist's Studio, Image courtesy of Matheson Whiteley Architects

The award was developed to respond to the urgent need for affordable and secure workspace for artists. In recent years, there has been a significant decrease in the provision of artist studios in London. The Covid-19 pandemic has had a detrimental impact on artists’ lives, with many experiencing reduced opportunities, losses in income, and isolation. This award aims to cultivate spaces where artists can connect in a supportive studio environment that facilitates creative possibilities, risk-taking, experimentation, and exchange.

The two-year programme was developed to provide a range of support including:

  • A rent-free workspace within Studio Voltaire’s newly developed buildings
  • A bursary of £2,000 for each artist
  • An individualised programme of mentoring and professional development
  • Curatorial and pastoral support
  • Access to local and international audiences via public events programming

Image courtesy of The Loewe Foundation and Studio Voltaire


The LOEWE FOUNDATION was established as a private cultural foundation in 1988 by Enrique Loewe, a fourth-generation member of LOEWE’s founding family. Today, the Foundation continues to promote creativity, organise educational programmes and protect cultural heritage in the fields of craft, art, design, photography, poetry and dance. The Foundation was awarded the Gold Medal for Merit in the Fine Arts by the Spanish government in 2002.

About Studio Voltaire
Studio Voltaire is one of the UK’s leading not-for-profit arts organisations. Its pioneering public programmes of exhibitions, participation projects, live events and offsite commissions have gained an international reputation.

The organisation has an outstanding track record of supporting artists at a pivotal stage in their careers, championing emerging and underrepresented practices and placing emphasis on risk-taking and experimentation. Many commissions are an artist’s first solo exhibition in London or the UK.

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