The British School At Rome

Corey Black British School at Rome Recipient in studio with art works

The British School At Rome

A three-month residency in an interdisciplinary research community.

Application Deadline June 30, 2024

Notification of Outcome July 31, 2024

Residency Dates April 2 – June 26, 2025


This residency offers artists the opportunity to live and work in Rome for 3 months, in an interdisciplinary research community. The British School at Rome is a centre of interdisciplinary research excellence in the Mediterranean supporting the full range of arts, humanities and social sciences, and the residency has been made possible through the generosity of our donors, particularly Jennifer Dowling. The British School at Rome is just north of Rome’s historic centre in the Valle Giulia which separates the Parioli district from the Borghese Gardens. 

The successful applicant will receive studio accommodation (including meals) with the British School at Rome for a period of three months: 2 April – 26 June 2025 and inclusion in the BSR’s annual fine art catalogue. 


  • Recent National Art School MFA or DFA graduates (graduating in the previous 5 years) OR 
  • Staff of the National Art School (including Sessional staff), AND 
  • Applicants must be an Australian citizen or Australian resident and able to comply with any visa requirements. 

Please note: 

  • The successful applicant will be required to fund and arrange any associated travel to and from Rome and will be responsible for any incidental costs including studio materials.  
  • If the successful applicant is a permanent staff member, appropriate leave arrangements will need to be considered. 
  • Only applications that are fully completed and received by the deadline will be considered. 

Selection Criteria 

The Residency will be awarded to an applicant who: 

  • Has displayed a high level of achievement and dedication in their practice, 
  • Demonstrates clarity of purpose and a compelling rationale for their proposed residency, and 
  • In the opinion of the judges would benefit artistically and professionally from the residency at this stage of their career.  

Application Materials

As part of your application, you are required to upload the documents listed below. Uploaded files should include your full name in the file name.

Please include the following documents:

  1. Your Proposal (PDF format) addressing the following areas.
    1. Artist Statement summarising current practice (no more than 500 words)
    2. Rationale for undertaking the residency at British School at Rome (no more than 250 words)
    3. Please identify any specific requirements (e.g. access, workshops, OH&S, etc.)
  2. A Summary CV outlining your professional profile and achievement (PDF format, 2 pages max.)
  3. A maximum of 10 Images (PowerPoint format, 1MB image per page). Please note:
    1. The PowerPoint should be saved as a .ppt not .pdf.
    2. Each slide should include the artist’s name, title, date, medium and dimensions.
    3. Moving image-based artists can present a high-quality video of up to two minutes presented as a single-track show reel.

The panel reserves the right to not assess applications that do not include specified supporting material correctly formatted as outlined above.

Selection Panel 

All applications will be considered by a selection panel comprising suitable representatives of the National Art School. The panel may request to meet with an applicant to discuss their application. 

Conditions of Entry 

  • Applicants must abide by all the regulations of the award  and agree to abide by the conditions of residence at the BSR 
  • Applicant warrants that they are available to undertake the residency for three months from April to June 2025 and are willing to fund and organize their own travel arrangements. 
  • The selectors’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into 
  • The selectors reserve the right to withhold the award if in their opinion the standard of applications is insufficient to warrant awarding 

 Acquittal of Residency 

     The selected applicants will be required to: 

  • Submit an approximately 1000 word report no later than eight weeks post-residency regarding their residency, experience and project. 
  • Provide high-resolution photographs and a quote of approximately 200 words that can be used by NAS for promotional purposes and in publications including the Annual Report and Yearbook. 
  • Make a public presentation to the NAS community about their residency experience and outcomes(dates tbc). 
  • Donate a work made during or related to their residency to the NAS Collection. 


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