• The British School at Rome
  • Kate Power, 'Insidious Distance' at the BSR June Mostra 2017
  • St Lucy Reliquary Bust, photo by Deborah Prior

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 visual 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 2018, 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 artistic history of Rome.

“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

The residency is open to visual arts graduates and staff of our partner institutions. See the information for applicants for eligibility details.

For more information:
Contact Nadia Dolman 7320 3330 / [email protected]


2018 BSR Residency
Applications closed on Friday 1 December

The recipient will be announced soon

Read about Kate Power, the 2017 British School at Rome Residency Recipient

Previous residents

2017 | Kate Power
(read the BSR 2016-17 Fine Arts Catalogue)

2016 | Deborah Prior
(read the BSR 2015-16 Fine Arts Catalogue)

2014 | Nic Brown
(read the BSR 2014-15 Fine Arts Catalogue)

2013 | Mary Jean Richardson
(read the BSR 2013-14 Fine Arts Catalogue)