THE GILLIAN PURVIS AWARDS

Unsolicited applications to the Trust will not be considered. Application forms for the Awards are made available through the relevant Head of Department.

Awards are made to students in their third, final or postgraduate years of study.  The prime criteria for selection for an Award are:

  • quality of work
  • potential
  • how the student might use the award and develop
  • need for financial assistance, a priority

THE GILLIAN PURVIS AWARD £750

The original Award made by the Trust and presented to a BA Hons fourth year student of Textiles at The Glasgow School of Art.  Application forms available from the Head of Department in November each year. 

THE GILLIAN PURVIS AWARD FOR TRAVEL FOR PRIMARY RESEARCH  £500

This Award is open to application from third year students on the BA Hons Course in Textiles at The Glasgow School of Art. Application forms available from the Head of Department in April.

THE GILLIAN PURIS DEGREE SHOW PRIZE £1000

In June each year, an outstanding degree show by an individual student at The Glasgow School of Art is identified by an established figure from the visual arts scene.  From the Schools of Fine Art, Design and Architecture, the selected new graduate receives £1,000 to support their continuing work.

THE GILLIAN PURVIS AWARD FOR NEW WRITING £1500

Established in 2008 with the invaluable help of Liz Lochhead, this Award is made annually in May to a final year or postgraduate student of Creative Writing at The University of Glasgow, The University of Strathclyde or The Glasgow School of Art.  Application forms are available from heads of departments in April. 

THE GILLIAN PURVIS TRAVEL BURSARIES 2 x £500 pa

Established in 2014, two annual travel bursaries to third year students in Fashion Business or Fashion Branding at Glasgow Caledonian University, to support academic exchanges.  Application forms are available from heads of department in the autumn.