DEADLINE: SUNDAY 24 MARCH 2019


ABOUT THE AWARD 

The RSA John Kinross Scholarships (£2,500) are awarded for final year and postgraduate artists and architects to spend a period of 6 to 12 weeks in Florence to research and develop their practice. Florence has been an inspiration to generations of artists and architects and this opportunity allows successful applicants to experience its magnificent history, study its art and architecture, learn the language and create a visual record of their experience. Ten artists will receive an initial payment of £2,300 for travel, accommodation and subsistence, as well as entrance to galleries and museums and any study visits to the surrounding areas with the remaining £200 awarded on the satisfactory completion of the scholarship. Artists are required to use this autonomy to the best of their advantage. 


ELIGIBILITY 

Fine Art: Applications are invited from students in their Honours or post-graduate years of study at one of the following art schools in Scotland (Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow, and UHI).

Architecture: Applicants must be RIBA Part 2 students in their final year, or currently attending a Masters programme, 

at one of the five Scottish Schools of Architecture. Group work is not admissible.


CONDITIONS OF ENTRY

Entry conditions and requirements must be strictly adhered to or applications may be rejected. 

The Scholarship should be based in Florence. It is intended that the ‘study tour’ be used as a period of research and development. Work which may take the form of sketchbooks, art works and notes, should be used as a record of study and made in response to your experiences and research with a view to developing new work. This could be in response to various museums, churches and outside environments, or in line with your own personal research. Candidates are expected to produce a substantial body of work as evidence of study.

There will be a Portfolio Meeting for Scholars on the 13th of January 2020 when they will be expected to present a portfolio of all working material from Florence and any related work made subsequently.

Subject to the satisfactory completion of the scholarship, The Royal Scottish Academy reserves the right to accession one representative work in agreement with the artist into the Permanent Collection of the Royal Scottish Academy. The artist will receive a further £200 following the deposit of selected works into the Collection. 

The decision of the adjudicators is final and no correspondence can be entered into.

The award winner will be announced by the end of May 2019. 

The award should be completed by January 2020. 

The copyright of all works remain with the artist but it is a condition of entry that the Royal Scottish Academy reserves the right of reproduction of all submitted and resultant works for publicity/educational/reference purposes in connection with the award.

Personal information  supplied by applicants on registration/application forms will be held securely by the Royal Scottish Academy in accordance with the Data Protection Act, 1998.

Applicants will be assessed against the following criteria:

Coherency of proposed project and the potential to further develop and enhance practice.

 Quality of visual material submitted.*

 *Please note that a crucial part of the selection process is based on the review of applicant's visual material and as such we strongly encourage applicants to submit the highest quality visual material. 


Applicants are also welcome to apply to both the RSA Barns-Graham Travel Award and the RSA David Michie Travel Award in addition to the RSA John Kinross Scholarship (please refer to guidelines for each award to check eligibility) 

DEADLINE: SUNDAY 24 MARCH 2019

ABOUT THE AWARD

The Barns-Graham Travel Award (£2,000) provides a travel and research opportunity for graduating and postgraduate students. The award is funded by the Barns-Graham Charitable Trust and administered by the Royal Scottish Academy and consists of:

Monetary award to fund a period of research and development for a new body of work

Exhibition of completed work at the Royal Scottish Academy Annual Exhibition in 2020

Acquisition of work into the prestigious RSA Permanent Collections.

ELIGIBILITY

Entrants must be painters, printmakers or sculptors.

Entrants must either be graduating in 2019 or currently studying at postgraduate level at one of the

following art schools in Scotland: Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow, and UHI.

CONDITIONS OF ENTRY

Entry conditions and requirements must be strictly adhered to or applications may be rejected.

The decision of the adjudicators is final and no correspondence can be entered into.

The award should not be used as a capital grant.

The award winner will be announced by end of May 2019.

The award should be completed by the RSA Annual Exhibition 2020.

If submitting a collaborative application, please nominate one artist to be the contact person for any correspondence.
A collaborative application must only include one CV and be in keeping with the exact same guidelines and limits as a single artist application.

The winner will exhibit resulting work in the RSA Annual Exhibition the following year in consultation with the Academy. Further arrangements will be determined in consultation with the winner.

The Royal Scottish Academy reserves the right to accession one representative work in agreement with the artist into the RSA Permanent Collection

The winner will meet The Wilhelmina Barns-Graham Trustees on an informal basis at some point during the year and is expected to submit a short report to the RSA which will be forwarded to the Trustees. This report must be submitted within 6 weeks on completion of the award.

The copyright of all works remain with the artist but it is a condition of entry that the Royal Scottish Academy and The Wilhelmina Barns-Graham Trust reserves the right of reproduction of all submitted and resultant works for publicity/educational/reference purposes in connection with the award.

Personal information supplied by applicants on registration/application forms will be held securely by the Royal Scottish Academy in accordance with the Data Protection Act, 1998


Applicants will be assessed against the following criteria:

Coherency of proposed project and the potential to further develop and enhance practise.

Evidence that the artists' practice falls within the disciplines of painting, sculpture & printmaking. 

Quality of visual material submitted*.

*Please note that a crucial part of the selection process is based on the review of applicants visual material and as such we strongly encourage applicants to submit the highest quality visual material.


Applicants are also welcome to apply to both the RSA David Michie Travel Award and the RSA John Kinross Scholarship in addition to the RSA Barns-Graham Travel Award (please refer to guidelines for each award to check eligibility)

DEADLINE: SUNDAY 24 MARCH 2019


ABOUT THE AWARD

The David Michie Travel Award (£2,500) provides a travel and research opportunity for graduating and postgraduate drawing and painting students. The award is funded by the Michie Family and administered by the Royal Scottish Academy and consists of:

Monetary award to fund a period of travel for the research and development of a new body of work.

Selected works exhibited at the Royal Scottish Academy Annual Exhibition 2020.

Donation of work into the prestigious RSA permanent Collections.


ELIGIBILITY

Entrants must be graduating artists and postgraduates of Drawing and Painting only.

Entrants must either be graduating in 2019 or currently studying at postgraduate level at one of the following art schools in Scotland: Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow, and UHI.


CONDITIONS OF ENTRY

Entry conditions and requirements must be strictly adhered to or applications may be rejected.

The decision of the adjudicators is final and no correspondence can be entered into.

The award should not be used as a capital grant.

The award winner will be announced by end of May 2019.

The award should be completed for the RSA Annual Exhibition 2020.

If submitting a collaborative application, please nominate one artist to be the contact person for any correspondence. A collaborative application must only include one CV and be in keeping with the exact same guidelines and limits as a single artist application.

The winner will exhibit resulting work in the RSA Annual Exhibition the following year in consultation with the Academy. Further arrangements will be determined in consultation with the winner.

The Royal Scottish Academy reserves the right to accession one representative work in agreement with the artist into the RSA Permanent Collection.

The winner will be expected to submit a short report to the RSA which will be forwarded to the Trustees. This report must be submitted within 6 weeks on completion of the award.

The copyright of all works remains with the artist but it is a condition of entry that the Royal Scottish Academy reserves the right of reproduction of all submitted and resultant works for publicity/educational/reference purposes in connection with the award.

Personal information supplied by applicants on registration/application forms will be held securely by the Royal Scottish Academy in accordance with the Data Protection Act, 1998


Applicants will be assessed against the following criteria:

Coherency of proposed travel project and the potential to further develop and enhance practice.

Evidence of the artists' practice falls within the disciplines of painting. 

Quality of visual material submitted*.

*Please note that a crucial part of the selection process is based on the review of applicant's visual material and as such we strongly encourage applicants to submit the highest quality visual material.


Applicants are also welcome to apply to both the RSA Barns-Graham Travel Award and the RSA John Kinross Scholarship in addition to the RSA David Michie Travel Award (please refer to guidelines for each award to check eligibility)

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