The Starr Fellowship
A fellowship at the RA Schools for a US artist
The Royal Academy Schools is seeking applications for The Starr Fellowship, a year-long residency for a visual artist who is a U.S. national.
The Fellowship provides a bursary of £26,000.
The ideal candidate will have an independently established contemporary studio practice, and will have taken part in exhibitions and other projects. Teaching experience and an MFA or similar is desirable.
The artist will have access to the resources at the RA Schools to further their practice. The postgraduate programme of academic lectures and talks, technical facilities and expertise are all available to the Starr Fellow including the RA’s extensive Collection, Library and Archive. The fellow is invited to present their work at the RA Schools at the end of the Fellowship in the form of a studio show.
For more information about the Royal Academy Schools and our facilities please see our Prospectus.
There are opportunities for the Starr Fellow to extend their teaching experience, contributing to the RA Schools programme which supports a cohort of postgraduate students. The Starr Fellow delivers an artist’s talk at the beginning of the year and in addition they contribute to the critique of work of first year students through attendance at group crits.
Applications for the October 2022 - July 2023 Starr Fellowship are now closed
Graduates of the RA Schools
Our graduates have influenced art and culture in the UK and abroad through art practice, education, research, curatorial practice and collaboration. Stretching back to 1769, our graduates include William Blake and JMW Turner to living artists: Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, Michael Armitage, Eddie Peake, Prem Sahib and Rebecca Ackroyd who exemplify the range of recent graduates.
If you are a graduate or you want to learn more about our graduates, see our graduates page.