It has been exciting to see our Young Arts Bursary Programme expand over the last five years from one student in one school to three students last year, one from each of our three local secondary schools: Burford, Chipping Norton and The Cotswold School, Bourton-on-the-Water. Many of our bursary winners have gone on to do art foundation courses at their chosen universities.
Named after Anne Stevens, our founder and the first president of our Society, the bursaries are awarded to help the students with books and equipment as they start their post A-level courses. Over the years our bursary students have gone on to study fine art, book illustration, sculpture, portraiture and fashion and design. Each year the work they bring to our awards ceremony gets more impressive.