The BSR and Photoworks host a Senior Research Fellowship in photography and lens-based media for three months in Rome between April and June 2013.

The British School at Rome and Photoworks Senior Research Fellowship

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Open to British nationals and residents, the Photoworks Fellowship is for an experienced, mid-career practitioner whose work centres on the making or use of photography, film or video to take up a studio based residency in Rome.

The Fellowship includes full board and accommodation in a residential studio at the British School, a research grant of £1000 per month and travel expenses up to a maximum of £200.It is expected that the chosen Fellow will be a graduate with an established track record of exhibitions, and/or writing or publications, who can demonstrate how this particular residency would benefit their current practice and/or research area.

The British School at Rome (BSR) is an interdisciplinary research centre for the humanities, visual art and architecture. It includes seven residential studios for artists, around twenty study-bedrooms for other scholars and a specialist reference library.

In all Photoworks’ activities collaboration is an important principle. It works closely with photographers, artists, curators and writers, and forms project partnerships with other organisations, both within and outside the arts. This Fellowship furthers Photoworks’ commitment to providing significant opportunities for photographers and artists to develop their work.

The Photoworks Fellowship was the first specific photographic fellowship offered at the British School. The inaugural Photoworks Fellow in 2009 was David Spero; and the 2011 Fellow was Sian Bonnell. Other previous resident artists working in photography and lens-based media have included: Richard Billingham, Fiona Crisp, Lucy Gunning, Toby Glanville, Brighid Lowe, Sophy Rickett and Susan Trangmar.

Designed primarily as a research opportunity, The Fellowship is managed by the BSR but Photoworks staff will visit during the residency and maintain close contact with the Fellow at all times. During the residency the Fellow will benefit form the British School’s staff who can promote contacts and collaboration with Italian and international institutions in Rome and facilitate access to sites and collections in Rome and throughout Italy. Photoworks will offer consultation meetings with the Fellow towards the development of their research and their work and intend to have an extended dialogue with them following the Fellowship.

You can read more about the Fellowship on The British School’s website.