Funding Opportunity

The Patterns for Performance Awards

Patterns for Performance encourage students to design a period garment for a character in a performance.

The Patterns for Performance Awards launched in 2019 for students to design a period garment for a character in a performance.

The Awards are an important part of the Costume Society’s output that promotes the high standard of craft and artistry that they produce.

The Patterns for Performance 2022 will be celebrating menswear. Students are encouraged to used patterns from both Janet Arnold and Norah Waugh.

An award of £800 is given to the winner, with £500 for the highly commended, and £200 for the runner up. For details of eligibility and application forms click the 'opportunity information' link.

The 2021 winners of the Patterns for Performance Award were revealed at an Exclusive Event as the finale of the 2021 Costume Society Conference during Session 5 on Wednesday 21st July. You can see the 2021 winners and examples of previous Patterns for Performance finalists on The Costume Society's YouTube channel. For 2021 Michele Clapton, costume designer for 'Game of Thrones' and 'The Crown', was our judge and chose the winner.