Thursday, November 26, 2015

Make art in Rome - on a scholarship!

Would you like to spend a month in Rome with a studio, room and board provided?

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:

  • Application:
  • 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.
Sponsor: The Royal Society of British Artists is able to offer this major scholarship through a bequest from the late Mr. G H Benn in memory of his late wife Marianne Von Werther(1901-1984), a former member of the RBA.

Further Information:

More Rome Sholarships in 2016-17

The British School at Rome also offer scholarships for longer periods of time for

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.

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