Tiffany gifts art graduates with a year of free studio space

NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 12:  A flag for a Tiffany & Co. store hangs along Wall Street in Manhattan on January 12, 2015 in New York City. Shares in the luxury jewelry chain fell on news of weaker than expected holiday sales. Sales in November and December dropped 1 percent to $1.02 billion worldwide.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

International jewellery brand Tiffany & Co. has partnered with the Outset Contemporary Art Fund for a three-year partnership making a rent-free studio space available to the London’s finest art college graduates.

The free studio space will be awarded to a selection of seven entrants. The shortlisted students have been chosen and are from colleges including the Royal Academy, The Royal College of Art, Slade School of Fine Art to Central Saint Martins by a panel of experts.

Seven winners have been selected from the shortlist and will be officially announced at the prize giving on September 6 in London. Those winners swill be provided with a rent-free studio and shared gallery room in Tottenham, North London, for 12 months to lend them fundamental support following their graduation from university.

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The panel of judges includes Tiffany & Co. vice president and creative director Richard Moore, Store Design & Margot Heller OBE, Sam Thorne, Eddie Peake and Justine Picardie.

Speaking to Professional Jeweller, Richard Moore from Tiffany & Co, shared: “London is one of the most-well respected and renowned centres for creativity and design art and Tiffany really wanted to help support young talent and create an opportunity for them to flourish and to grow as artists. It’s also one of the world’s most expensive places to live and the hardest for a young artist to really fit in so Tiffany really wanted to get involved in a project that addressed some of those factors.”

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.

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