This post is about opportunities to spend time in Rome painting - supported by a scholarship or other Funding.
|The Forum Seen from the Farnese Gardens (1826) by Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot|
H. 0.28 m; W. 0.50 m
The RBA Rome Scholarship 2016
The prize is presented with a view to offer an enriching learning experience for a young graduate as well as improving their profile as an emerging artist.
Who is eligible:
- painters, printmakers or sculptors
- in their final year or within 3 years of graduation
Deadline for entry: December 31st 2015
What's on offer:
- Four weeks at Sala Uno, a highly prestigious gallery and international arts centre in the heart of Rome. This is The Gallery
- Accommodation is in a self-contained apartment, situated within a wonderful and extensive walled garden in the grounds of the gallery
- Studio space will be available within the gallery
- Half-board, breakfast and evening meal, is provided at a nearby restaurant
- Return flights are included
Conditions for entry:
- The applicants' work needs to be figurative
- Six images of recent work to be provided, by email to Mick Davies (see this page for his email address)
- Download and complete the Application Form
- First stage: select 20 artists from the entire entry
- Second Stage - an Exhibition: the 20 semi-finalists are invited to send exhibit work at the "RBA Rising Stars" exhibition at The Gallery@Lloyd's Register (February to March 2016), in the City of London.
- All works may be for sale [no commission taken by Lloyd's or the RBA] (This is a link to the 2015 exhibition website).
- Exhibition space will be limited. Large scale works should be accompanied by smaller works
- Due to the location of The Gallery at Lloyd's Register (i.e.) it's a ‘walk through’ for various businesses situated in the building), they request that exhibits should not include naked forms or subject matter which may give offence to certain groups
- Semi-finalists are responsible for the delivery and collection of their own works
- Third Stage: Select four finalists to
- interview at the Mall Galleries, in central London. Finalists should bring with them any sketchbooks or journals demonstrating their exploration of techniques or development of their ideas
- exhibit one work (for sale) at the RBA Annual Exhibition in March
- Awardwinner: the winning candidate will be announced by the President of the RBA at the Private View.
More Rome Sholarships in 2016-17
The British School at Rome also offer scholarships for longer periods of time for
- humanities (scholars/academics) - including the BSR-Henry Moore Foundation Fellowship in Sculpture and the Giles Worsley Rome Fellowship for architects and architectural historians
- visual artists
Visual Arts Awards by The Britis School at Rome
Who is eligible:
- artists at different stages of their careers
What's on offer:
- an 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.
The closing dates for residencies for 2015-16 were earlier this year. Information is still given below to show the range of awards usually available. Information upon the awards available for 2016-17 is being prepared. Please revisit this page in late November to see the latest details of the other awards available for 2016-17.