Film & Photography Fellowships at the British School At Rome


Posted by Creative Futures on May 17, 2013

Creative Scotland and the British School at Rome invite applications for two Creative Futures fellowships, the DOCUMENT FELLOWSHIP in creative documentary photography, and the DOCUMENT24 FELLOWSHIP in creative documentary film.

The fellowships will each run for three months full‐time at the British School at Rome, one from January to March 2014, the other from April to June 2014.

The British School at Rome (BSR) is an interdisciplinary research centre for the humanities, visual art and architecture. There are 7 residential studios for artists and 21 study‐bedrooms for other scholars, as well as a specialist reference library. The BSR, one of the overseas institutions sponsored by the British Academy, seeks to encourage informed and innovative responses to the cultural heritage of Rome and Italy, and attracts scholars and artists from throughout the Commonwealth.

The fellowships are supported by Creative Scotland and the British School at Rome (BSR) as part of Creative Scotland’s Creative Futures programme, and offer a unique opportunity for a documentary photographer and a documentary filmmaker to explore and develop their work and practice in Rome.


The Creative Scotland fellowships are for creative documentary filmmakers and photographers who wish to explore any aspect of Rome and its significance for us today; and who wish to use the opportunity to advance their documentary experience and practice, and to further their careers. We are inviting applications from talented documentary filmmakers and photographers with a focused interest in Rome, and in the development of their documentary skills and career through a fellowship there.

Each fellowship provides:
Board & accommodation in a residential artist’s studio
Opportunity to engage with all other residents (archaeologists, architects, art historians, artists, historians, and others) and BSR  staff
Advice and support from BSR Assistant Director of Fine Arts Jacopo Benci
A wide‐ranging programme of events organised by BSR
Contacts and collaboration with Italian and international institutions in Rome
Access to sites and collections in Rome and Italy
A stipend (to include all travel and other expenses) of c.£4,500 (exchange rate dependent) for the 3 month fellowship

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Applicants must be resident in Scotland.
Resident is required to live at the BSR for the duration of the residency.
Partners may be accommodated for strictly limited periods by prior agreement but must pay for their board and lodging at the BSR’s prevailing rates. Children cannot be accommodated.
Resident must take out medical insurance for the duration of their tenure.
Resident must submit a report on completion, and examples of work completed in Rome.


To apply, please indicate which fellowship you are applying for and submit:
A CV (2 pages max, including nationality, referees & all contact details)
A statement of your interest in Rome, and the theme/s you hope to explore there (2 pages max)
An account of the contribution you hope the fellowship will make to your career (1 page max)
For Document Fellowship: up to 20 photographs (max, on a CD or USB, 3 copies please), with date, location, brief account of context, and where published/exhibited (if relevant).
For Document24 Fellowship: up to 30 minutes of film on DVD (3 copies please) with a brief account of the production context and dates, and where exhibited or broadcast.

Send to:
BSR Fellowships
Creative Scotland
249 West George Street
G2 4QE

To arrive no later than 5pm Monday 19 August 2013
For any enquiries, please contact:

Shortlisted candidates will be invited for interview at Creative Scotland’s Glasgow office in October 2013. Panellists will include representatives of Creative Scotland and the British School at Rome, and Nick Danziger, one of the world’s most renowned photojournalists, and holder of several prestigious awards, including the World Press Photo 1st Prize in the Single Portrait Award (2004) for his ‘mirror’ image of Blair and Bush. He has also made many documentary films, from the award winning ‘War, Lives and Videotape’ to an in‐depth account of the work of photographer Jacques Henri Lartigue. He holds the Royal Geographical Society’s Ness Award in recognition of raising public understanding of contemporary social, political and environmental issues through documentary films and photography. See


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