RSA JOHN KINROSS ART SCHOLARSHIPS

ABOUT THE AWARD

The RSA John Kinross Art Scholarships (£3,000) are awarded for final year and postgraduate artists 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.

Nine artists will receive an initial payment of £2,800 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

Applications are invited from fine art 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).

APPLICATION PROCESS

· Applications are completed online via Submittable.

· Applicants are required to enter a Statement of Practice (max.200 words) and Proposal (max.200 words) which should indicate how the applicant aims to develop their practice during this period in Florence. Applicants will be assessed on coherency of the proposed project and the potential to further develop and enhance their practice.

· Applicants are required to upload visual material in support of the application.

- A maximum of 6 JPEG images or up to 3 minutes of video files may be uploaded. Please consider that should you wish to submit a mix of video and JPEGS, every 30 seconds of video equates to one JPEG.

- Please avoid using composite or multiple images per slide and do not include captions on the image.

- 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 visuals.

· Applicants are asked to complete an Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form. These details remain secure and have no bearing on the judging process.

· The application can be re-visited and edited by the applicant until the deadline of Sunday 26 March 2023 or the application is submitted. It is the artists responsibility to complete and submit the application by the stated deadline.

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 in the Spring of 2024 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 winners will be announced by the end of May 2023.

· The award should be completed by January 2024.

· The copyright of all works remain with the artist but it is a condition of entry that the RSA, and the Trustees of each award, reserve 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 application forms will be held securely by the Royal Scottish Academy in accordance with The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

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 the RSA Barns-Graham Travel Award, the RSA David Michie Travel Award and the Blackadder Houston Travel Award in addition to the RSA John Kinross Scholarship (please refer to guidelines for each award to check eligibility).

RSA JOHN KINROSS ARCHITECTURE SCHOLARSHIPS

ABOUT THE AWARD

The RSA John Kinross Architecture Scholarships (£3,000) are awarded for final year and postgraduate 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 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.

Three architects will receive an initial payment of £2,800 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. Architects are required to use this autonomy to the best of their advantage.

ELIGIBILITY

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.

APPLICATION PROCESS

· Applications are completed online via Submittable.

· Applicants are required to enter a Statement of Practice (max.200 words) and Proposal (max.200 words) which should indicate how the applicant aims to develop their practice during this period in Florence. Applicants will be assessed on coherency of the proposed project and the potential to further develop and enhance their practice.

· Applicants are required to upload visual material in support of the application.

- A maximum of 6 JPEG images or up to 3 minutes of video files may be uploaded. Please consider that should you wish to submit a mix of video and JPEGS, every 30 seconds of video equates to one JPEG.

- Please avoid using composite or multiple images per slide and do not include captions on the image.

- 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 visuals.

· Applicants are asked to complete an Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form. These details remain secure and have no bearing on the judging process.

· The application can be re-visited and edited by the applicant until the deadline of Sunday 26 March 2023 or the application is submitted. It is the artists responsibility to complete and submit the application by the stated deadline.

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, models 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 in the Spring of 2024 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 winners will be announced by the end of May 2023.

· The award should be completed by January 2024.

· The copyright of all works remain with the architect but it is a condition of entry that the RSA, and the Trustees of each award, reserve 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 application forms will be held securely by the Royal Scottish Academy in accordance with The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

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 the RSA Barns-Graham Travel Award, the RSA David Michie Travel Award and the Blackadder Houston Travel Award in addition to the RSA John Kinross Scholarship (please refer to guidelines for each award to check eligibility).

List of Awards

· RSA Barns-Graham Travel Award (£2,000)

· RSA David Michie Travel Award (£2,500)

· RSA Blackadder Houston Bequest ECA Travel Awards (£3,000)

RSA Barns-Graham Travel Award (£2,000)

ABOUT

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

· A monetary award of £2,000 to fund travel outside the UK for a period of research and development for a new body of work.

· An exhibition of selected completed work at the Royal Scottish Academy in 2024/25

· The donation of work into the prestigious RSA Permanent Collections.

ELIGIBILITY

· Entrants must work predominantly in painting, printmaking or sculpture. 

· Entrants must either be undergraduates graduating in summer 2023 or currently studying at postgraduate level at one of the following Scottish art schools: Gray’s School of Art, Aberdeen, Duncan of Jordanstone Collage of Art, Dundee, Edinburgh College of Art, Glasgow School of Art, and University of the Highlands & Islands.

RSA David Michie Travel Award (£2,500)

ABOUT

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

· A monetary award of £2,500 to fund a period of travel outside the UK for the research and development for a new body of work.

· An exhibition of selected completed work at the Royal Scottish Academy in 2024/25

· The donation of work into the prestigious RSA Permanent Collections.

ELIGIBILITY

· Entrants must be painters.

· Entrants must either be undergraduates graduating in summer 2023 or currently studying at postgraduate level at one of the following Scottish art schools: Gray’s School of Art, Aberdeen, Duncan of Jordanstone Collage of Art, Dundee, Edinburgh College of Art, Glasgow School of Art, and University of the Highlands & Islands.

RSA Blackadder Houston Bequest Travel Awards (£3,000)

ABOUT

The RSA Blackadder Houston Bequest Travel Awards (£3,000) provides a travel and research opportunity for two graduating and postgraduate drawing and painting students from Edinburgh College of Art. Funded by the Blackadder Houston Bequest and administered by the Royal Scottish Academy, the award consists of:

· Two monetary awards of £3,000 to fund a period of travel for the research and development for a new body of work.

ELIGIBILITY

· Entrants must be painters.

· Entrants must either be undergraduates graduating from Edinburgh College of Art in summer 2023 or currently studying at postgraduate level at Edinburgh College of Art.

APPLICATION PROCESS

· Applications are completed online via Submittable through one application process for all three awards.

· Applicants are required to select which awards they wish to be considered for, taking into account the eligibility and entry requirements for each award, and then indicate an order of preference. It is acceptable to apply for all three awards and also for the separate RSA John Kinross Scholarship if eligible.

· Applicants are required to enter a Statement of Practice (max. 200 words) and Proposal (max. 200 words) which should indicate intended travel location and how the artist aims to further develop and enhance their practice during this period. Applicants will be assessed on coherency of the proposed project and the potential to further develop and their enhance practice.

· Artists are required to upload visual material in support of the application

- A maximum of 6 JPEG images or up to 3 minutes of video files may be uploaded. .

- Please avoid using composite or multiple images per slide and do not include captions on the image.

- 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 visuals.

· Artists are asked to complete an Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form. These details remain secure and have no bearing on the judging process.

· The application can be re-visited and edited by the applicant until the deadline of Sunday 26 March 2023 or the application is submitted. It is the artists responsibility to complete and submit the application by the stated deadline.

CONDITIONS OF ENTRY

· Entry conditions and specific criteria for each award 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 funds should not be used as a capital grant.

· The award winners will be announced by end of May 2023.

· The award should be completed by May 2024.

· If submitting a collaborative application, one artist should be nominated as the main contact person for correspondence. A collaborative application must keep to the same guidelines and limits as a single artist application.

· The winners are expected to submit a short report to the RSA which will be shared with the Trustees of that award. This report must be submitted within 6 weeks on completion of the award.

· The copyright of all work remains with the artist, but it is a condition of entry that the RSA, and the Trustees of each award, reserve the right of reproduction of all submitted and resultant works for publicity/educational/reference purposes in connection with each award.

· Personal information supplied by applicants on application forms will be held securely by the RSA in accordance with The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

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