Sponsorship Scheme

In support of and in solidarity with the global Black Lives Matter movement, Carl Kostyál Gallery is launching an ongoing sponsorship scheme for black students wishing to pursue a career in the arts, whether their ambition is to be an artist, a curator, an art historian, an auctioneer, an advisor, a gallerist or to enter art production.

The gallery will provide financial assistance of up to $5000 per year (or equivalent in £ or €) towards one student’s studies, for a period of up to three years. The courses funded include but are not limited to undergraduate degrees; they can be short courses offering specific academic and/or technical training, to allow applications from candidates wanting to add to their existing qualifications.

In addition to the funding, each student will be offered mentoring and support, including paid work experience at the Gallery on specific projects and advice from experienced industry professionals.

Applicants must be over 18 years of age before funding commences.

Application Process

Applications for 2022 will open on April 1, 2022

Due to the volume of applications, we will not be able to respond to every applicant individually. Please be assured that your application has been safely received.

Please contact us with the following information for the application: sponsorship@kostyal.com

  • Name
  • Nationality/Country of residence
  • Age
  • Email address
  • Instagram/website
  • What you do currently
  • Name, address of institution & the course you would like to study
  • Start & end dates of course
  • CV
  • Short cover letter (300 words max)
  • A letter of recommendation

We look forward to hearing from you.

2021-2022 participant

We are delighted to welcome Talia Pockhai as the first participant in the Carl Kostyál Sponsorship Scheme. American-born and London-based, Talia is using the funding to further her studies in curation.