May 8, 2019

Call for applications: The Starr Fellowship 2019/20

Royal Academy Schools

Alex Clarke. Photo: Benedict Johnson. 

The Royal Academy Schools is seeking applications for The Starr Fellowship in 2019–20, a year long fellowship for US nationals with a contemporary art practice. The fellowship provides a bursary of GBP 26,000 and a studio at the RA Schools, to support the development of the artist’s practice. There will also be opportunities for the artist in residence to contribute to the RA Schools Postgraduate Programme.

The RA Schools programme of academic lectures and talks, workshops, technical facilities and expertise are all available to the Starr Fellow, to support the creation of new works that may form part of a presentation at the RA Schools at the end of the Fellowship. In addition, the RA’s extensive Collection, Library and Archive are accessible. For more information about the Royal Academy Schools and our facilities please see our Prospectus.

The ideal candidate will have an independently established practice, and will have taken part in exhibitions / other projects. The artist will also wish to expand their network in the UK and use the resources at the RA Schools to further their practice. Teaching experience and an MFA or similar is desirable but not essential.

For further details and to get started on your application visit our application portal.

The Starr Fellowship is made possible through the support of the Starr Foundation, which was established in 1955 by Cornelius Vander Starr, an insurance entrepreneur who founded C.V. Starr & Co. and other companies. Later these companies were merged by Starr's successor Maurice R. Greenberg into what became the American International Group Inc. Mr. Starr, a pioneer of globalisation, set up his first insurance venture in Shanghai in 1919. He died in 1968 at the age of 76, leaving his estate to The Starr Foundation.

The RA Schools is an independent school of contemporary fine art, proud to offer free tuition. Its three-year postgraduate programme is designed to respond to the individual needs of each participant and offers the opportunity to be part of a unique and close-knit community of artists. Part of the Royal Academy of Arts, it is Britain's longest established art school, located beneath the main galleries in Burlington House on Piccadilly in central London.

Shortlisting: June 10–14
Video interviews: June 17–21

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