• The British School at Rome

British School At Rome Residency

Generously funded by David and Pam McKee and the Lang Foundation.

The British School at Rome (BSR) Residency is an opportunity for an emerging South Australian artist to undertake a three-month residency at BSR, Britain’s leading humanities research institute abroad and one of the most prestigious foreign academies in the Italian capital.

The chosen candidate is allocated studio space at the BSR, including residential accommodation and a working area. Taking place over April – June, the residency provides the selected artist with the opportunity to base and develop their practice at BSR, while taking full advantage of the School’s world-renowned research facilities, the artistic community and expertise available.

Based in one of the world’s most culturally rich cities, a residency at BSR will also allow the artist to immerse themselves in the culture and the artistic history of Rome.

“At this early stage in my arts career, I feel it is an achievement to come out of the familiarity of home for a few months and make work that responds in some way to the place I am in. Being included in two exhibitions in Rome is also something I can take confidence from. I’m excited about bringing all this exposure, and the ideas and thoughts they generate, into my practice in Australia.”
Yusuf Hayat, 2018 BSR Resident

“I’ve been in Rome for nearly two months now and already it has accelerated my thinking and making in new and interesting directions. I’m learning so much about history, people and art and it is challenging me to approach my work from new perspectives. This is a unique opportunity that I am grateful to have been given.”
Kate Power, 2017 BSR Resident

“To have three months to focus on my art practice was an absolute privilege and invaluable opportunity.”
Deborah Prior, 2016 BSR Resident

For information about our programs and services call us (08) 7089 0720 or email [email protected]

Header images: (1) Jonathan Kim, Steel and Paper III with Elastomeric. (2) Kate Power, a condition for doing things together (with Catherine Parsonage), video still, 2017. (3) The British School at Rome.