Awards-2014

Visual Arts awards

Visual arts awards at the BSR offer artists access to Rome and Italy as an exceptional repertory of the visual culture of the past, and encourage informed and innovative responses to that cultural heritage.

They offer artists at different stages of their careers the superb opportunity to research and focus on their work away from normal pressures, and to use the BSR as a base to explore Rome and Italy.

Awards include board and accommodation in one of our purpose-designed artist’s studios which include a mezzanine bedroom and en-suite bathroom; Award-holders are required to live at the BSR throughout the period of the award.

General Visual Arts Selection Criteria

Creative Scotland document and document24 Fellowships

The Creative Scotland document and document24 Fellowships for 2014-15 are for exceptional, experienced and creative documentary photographers and filmmakers who wish to explore any aspect of Rome and it significance for us today; and who wish to use the opportunity to advance their documentary experience and practice, and to further their careers.

Duration: 3 months (January-March 2015)

Research and travel grant: c. £1,500/month.

Specific award criteria:

  • Applicants must be resident in Scotland.
  • Selection for these Fellowships is by a panel including Nick Danziger and representatives of Creative Scotland, the BSR and Street Level Photoworks.
  • The competition for these Fellowships is being administered by Street Level Photoworks. For further information and an application form, click here

Deadline: Friday 10 October 2014.

Materials for the residencies for 2015-16 are being prepared, and details will be given here once available. Please revisit this page in late October for further information. (Details of the residencies offered for 2014-15 are given below, for background information.)

Rome Fellowship in Contemporary Art

The Rome Fellowship in Contemporary Art is a valuable opportunity for an early-career artist, working in any discipline, who has a significant track record of exhibiting.

Duration: 3 months (October-December 2014)

Research and travel grant: £1,500/month; plus a grant towards a short pre-residency visit to the BSR.

Specific award criteria:

  • Applicants must be of British or Commonwealth nationality, or have been working professionally or studying at postgraduate level for at least the last three years in the UK or Commonwealth (i.e. since April 2011).
  • Selection for this Fellowship is by a panel including Nicholas Berwin, Sacha Craddock, Roger Hiorns, Penny Johnson, Vivien Lovell and Stephen Witherford
  • Further information on this Fellowship is available by clicking here; and the application form is available by clicking here.

Application fee: £25. (If you applied for the 2014-15 Derek Hill Foundation Scholarship and/or Sainsbury Scholarship in Painting and Sculpture no additional fee is payable.)

Deadline: Thursday 24 April 2014.

Derek Hill Foundation Scholarship

This Scholarship is funded by the Derek Hill Foundation. Derek Hill had a love of Italy and was Adviser to the artists at the British School at Rome in 1953-4 and 1957-8: this Scholarship is founded in his memory. It aims to encourage artists for whom the use of paint and/or drawing is central to their practice.

Duration: 3 months (October-December 2014).

Research and travel grant: approx. £940/month plus travel allowance of £176 and contribution towards the transport of work of £184.

Specific award criteria:

  • Applicants must be of British or Irish nationality.
  • Applicants must be aged 24 or over on 1 September 2014.
  • Selection for this Scholarship is by members of the Faculty of the Fine Arts of the BSR together with a representative of the Derek Hill Foundation.
  • Further information on this Scholarship is available by clicking here; and the application form is available by clicking here.

Application fee: £25. (This also covers the Rome Fellowship in Contemporary Art and the Sainsbury Scholarship in Painting and Sculpture, if eligible.)

Deadline:31 January 2014

Sainsbury Scholarship in Painting and Sculpture

Supported by the Linbury Trust, this Scholarship is open to promising and ambitious painters and sculptors of outstanding potential, who will also be able to submit a portfolio of recent drawings.

Duration: 12 months (October 2014-September 2015)

Research grant: £700/month; plus grant for travel within Italy of £1,200

Specific award criteria

  • Applicants must be under 30 on 1 October 2014.
  • Applicants must have graduated in fine art (or expect to have graduated in fine art before 1 October 2014).
  • Applicants must be of British nationality, or have been working professionally or studying at postgraduate level for at least the last 5 years in the UK or Commonwealth (i.e. since January 2009).
  • Applicants must be able to demonstate an intention, upon completion of the Scholarship, to work in the UK or otherwise contribute to the wider UK artistic community.
  • Applicants must be able to show the importance of a residency in Rome for their practice; and keen to share the benefits of membership of a vibrant residential community of artists and researchers.
  • Selection for this Scholarship is by a panel appointed by the Linbury Trust.
  • Further information upon this Scholarship is available by clicking here.
  • An application form is available by clicking here

Application fee: £25. (This also covers the Rome Fellowship in Contemporary Art and the Derek Hill Foundation Scholarship, if eligible.)

Deadline: 31 January 2014.

Abbey Fellowships in Painting

Open to mid-career painters with an established record of achievement.

Duration: 3 months.

Research grant: £800 per month

Application fee: £25 or $50.

Specific award criteria:

  • Applicants must be citizens of the UK or USA or of other nationality provided resident in either country for at least 5 years.
  • Information and all application materials are available at: The Abbey Council

Deadline: 13 January 2014.
 

Abbey Scholarship in Painting

Open to exceptionally promising early-career painters.

Duration: 9 months (October 2014-June 2015).

Research and travel grant: £700 per month

Application fee: £25 or $50.

Specific award criteria:

  • Applicants must be citizens of the UK or USA or of other nationality provided resident in either country for at least 5 years.
  • Information and all application materials are available at: The Abbey Council

Deadline: 13 January 2014.

Australia Council Residencies

Open to visual artists who are Australian citizens or have permanent resident status in Australia.

Duration: 3 months.

Further information: Visual Arts Board, Australia Council, PO Box 788, Strawberry Hills NSW 2012, Australia,

General Visual Arts Selection Criteria

In making an appointment to an award the Faculty of the Fine Arts will assess all applications using the following set of criteria:

  1. the quality of the applicant’s creative output and the appropriateness of their qualifications
  2. the extent to which the applicant’s proposal reflects the purpose of the award
  3. the viability of the proposal as a project to be carried out with support from the BSR.

In addition to these three basic selection criteria, the selectors will take into consideration the potential for the award to impact on the applicant’s creative development and will attempt to ensure that the needs and interests of the successful applicant are compatible with the facilities available at the BSR and the interests of its community.

Credit will be given to those who are no longer in full- or part-time education at the time of application.

Candidates are expected to have some knowledge of Italian or be willing to learn. Those who acknowledge the importance of communicating with Italians will derive the most benefit from being at the School.

Award-holders at the BSR

Award-holders here this year

Colin Darke, Arts Council of Northern Ireland Fellow 2012

Anita Sganzerla, Rome Scholar 2011-12

Award-holders relaxing after dinner

Award-holders on a site visit to Otricoli

Exhibition in Brindisi of the BSR’s very rare Piranesi collection