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Call for applications: Rome Fellowship in Contemporary Art 2013–14

Closing date: Tuesday 26 February 2013

Applications are invited for the Rome Fellowship in Contemporary Art 2013–14.

This is a valuable and exciting opportunity for an early-career artist, working in any discipline, who has a significant track record of exhibiting. Applicants should be keen to engage in the multidisciplinary activity of the British School at Rome.

It is a three-month residency (October–December 2013), with an en-suite residential studio, meals in our communal dining room, 24-hour access to our historic library collection, a group show, and a research grant of 1,500 GBP per month (plus the opportunity for a short pre-residency visit to the BSR).

Selection for this Fellowship is by a panel including Nicholas Berwin, William Cobbing, Sacha Craddock, Caroline Douglas, John Gill and Mark Wallinger.

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. 

Further details and application forms are available at www.bsr.ac.uk/awards/fine-arts.

For any additional information, contact Gill Clark at bsr@britac.ac.uk.


The British School at Rome has for over a century provided a unique and remarkable interdisciplinary environment for the pursuit of excellence in the visual arts, architecture and the humanities generally. Our historic building, our position as one of the leading foreign academies in Rome, and the quality of the work achieved, combine to make us one of the most prestigious British institutes abroad, with a mission to promote knowledge of and deep engagement with all aspects of the art, history, society and culture of Italy by scholars and fine artists from Britain and the Commonwealth, and to foster international and interdisciplinary exchange.

Fine Arts residencies at the BSR offer artists and architects 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 the superb opportunity to research and focus upon work away from normal pressures, and to use the BSR as a base to explore Rome and Italy. A strong provision of support, including Italian language lessons, practical support and dedicated staff, give residents the ability to exploit their time at the BSR fully. The regular programme of events enables them to meet and interact with others in their own and other disciplines, both from the BSR and the unique cluster of foreign academies in Rome. A programme of exhibitions gives all artists the opportunity to show their work. A wide range of awards is open to fine artists at every career stage, from immediate graduate on. Artists who have been at the BSR recently include Richard Billingham, Spartacus Chetwynd, Adam Chodzko, William Cobbing, Melanie Counsell, Lucy Gunning, Chantal Joffe, Hayley Newman, Elizabeth Price and Mark Wallinger.


*Image above:
Michele Di Menna (inaugural Rome Fellow in Contemporary Art 2012–13), Oozing Out (with video from Ooze Generator), 2012. Wire mesh and paper, video projection, sound. Photo: Claudio Abate. Reproduced courtesy of Claudio Abate and Michele di Menna.





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