The Kenneth Armitage Foundation is a charitable legacy of the sculptor Kenneth Armitage (1916-2002), one of the first young post-war British sculptors to receive international acclaim. The Foundation supports sculptural tradition by awarding financial assistance to artists of all ages.
The Kenneth Armitage Foundation awards a two-year residency to a selected sculptor, during which the sculptor is able to live, work and exhibit at Armitage’s former West London studio residence. In accordance with Armitage’s wishes and the Foundation’s mission statement, the goal is to support an artist of particular merit and provide her/him the opportunity to produce and show a substantial body of work.
Kenneth Armitage Young Sculptor Prize
The prize is awarded annually to a student(s) of the art colleges with which Kenneth Armitage had particular association: Leeds College of Art and the Slade School of Fine Art, where he was a student; Bath Spa University (formerly the Bath Academy of Art, Corsham), where he taught; and the Royal College of Art, where Armitage was a visiting lecturer and tutor.
Robert Hiscox, Chair