The Mead Rome PhD Studio Residency joins the existing programme of Mead Scholarships and Fellowships which support UAL students in the pursuit of excellence through their creative practice and research. It is open only to current PhD students of UAL.
Following a generous gift by photographer and philanthropist Scott Mead, UAL has for some years offered Mead Scholarships and Fellowships to its students and recent alumni. This Rome PhD Studio Residency extends the programme of Mead Awards to PhD students, providing them with a 4-week residency in a studio at the British School at Rome.
The Mead Residency will give 3 PhD students who are practice-based and who will be able to utilise the studio the valuable opportunity to live and work at the British School at Rome (the BSR). The BSR offers studio, living and library facilities, as well as the chance to join its vibrant community of scholars and artists. This is a superb opportunity for students to research and focus on their work away from normal pressures, and to use the BSR as a base to explore Rome.
Award holders would be expected to become ‘ambassadors’ of the programme, for example by attending relevant showcasing and promotional events and presenting their work.