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Wilfred Southall Sustainability Awards – Bath Spa University

A £1,000 grant for sustainably-minded postgraduate art and design students.

There are three categories within The Wilfred Southall Sustainability Awards:

  1. Sustainable communication

    A project or process that represents a contemporary issue or reconsiders engagement with a contentious issue in a national or international context.

  2. Sustainable fabrication

    A project or process that makes innovative or ingenious use of materials, promoting material circulation/the circular economy, or energy conscious solutions (including online) in design, sculptural, or material intervention.

  3. Sustainable community engagement

    A project or process that uses diverse or unexpected collaboration to promote social cohesion/inclusion or reconciliation.

Each category offers one taught postgraduate art and design student the chance to be awarded £1,000.


To be eligible for this award, you must be a taught postgraduate student within the School of Art, Film and Media or School of Design.


There is no application process. Current students will be nominated by lecturers from the School of Art, Film and Media and the School of Design, and then selected by an external panel.

If you are chosen to receive the award, you are expected to deliver a presentation to your peers and members of staff in the year following your MA qualification.


Each award of £1,000 will be granted in two instalments:

  • £800 will be paid following an award ceremony at the MA Degree show in September.
  • £200 will be paid when the student has made a presentation on the development of their project to the School of Art, Film and Media and School of Design.

The Southall Trust

The Southall Trust is a Quaker-based, family-run, grant-making charitable trust, established in 1937 by Wilfred Francis Southall.

The Trust is founded upon the Quaker principles of love and respect for one's neighbour. It is committed to creating a more just, peaceful and collaborative society and grants awards in four areas:

  • Quaker Work and Witness
  • Environmental Action and Sustainability
  • Peace and Reconciliation
  • Social Action

The Wilfred Southall Sustainability Awards will run for three years, from 2022–2025.

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