As part of our commitment to supporting the education of young people, we sponsored the 10th edition of the Junior and Senior Signature Art Prizes, which took place on the 13th February 2020.
The Signature Art Prize launched in 2007 to promote the work of artists in the emerging stages of their careers and provide a foundation for them to develop a career in art.
This is the inaugural year of the junior prize and has been a fantastic opportunity for us to be able to support the Aldridge Foundation in the development of the prize. The Aldridge Junior Signature Art Prize runs alongside the senior competition and is open exclusively to students studying at Aldridge schools in inner London, the north west and on the south east coast.
Zia Hayat, CEO, commented on the reasons behind our sponsorship:
“As a technology company, of course we value technical skills. But without creativity, expression and inspirational thinking it would be very difficult to create the technologies that improve the way people live and work. That’s why Callsign not only supports young people in gaining work experience around digital identity but, through the sponsorship of the Signature Art Prize and Aldridge Junior Signature Art Prize, encourages recipients to pursue a career in the creative industries.
We are committed to educating and training young people, especially those from less advantageous backgrounds who may not have the same opportunities readily available. We hope that our sponsorship of the Art Prizes will be a starting point for a fantastic career in art or design for some talented individuals. Having worked with the Aldridge Foundation in the past, we are honoured to be involved in this award and plan to continue to collaborate with the organisation in the future.”
You can view the finalists for the Aldridge Junior Signature Art Prize here.
More information on the Signature Art Prize can be found here.