Who can apply for a Fellowship?
- UAL undergraduates in the final year of studying for a degree.
- UAL postgraduates in the final year of a MA / MSc/ MRes / PgDip / PhD course.
- Any 2020 graduate from one of the courses listed above.
The Mead Awards are committed to reflecting student diversity at all stages of its decision-making processes. As well as being experienced creatives, the panellists and judges we invite to take part are diverse in terms of age, caring responsibilities, disability, race and ethnicity, gender, and sexuality. We are committed to helping to create a diverse cultural sector.
Mead Awards are designed to help UAL students and alumni develop their creative practice. Your arts project can be in any creative discipline which is studied at UAL.
Mead awards aim to help you learn and reflect through the application process. Applicants receive individual feedback at each stage, outlining the main points from the shortlisting panel’s discussions. This is designed to be helpful for creating future proposals, pitches and funding applications.
Careers and Employability manages the awards, as part of its work supporting UAL students and graduates to make a living doing what they love.
The Mead Awards have been generously supported by Scott Mead since 2013. Scott is a fine art photographer, philanthropist and investor, based in London for over 20 years.
Scott's photographs have been exhibited and sold in the UK, Europe and USA and are held in various private and institutional collections. He is also a Governor at UAL, and is involved with a number of major institutions in education, healthcare and the arts through the Mead Family Foundation, of which he is Founder and Chairman.
This award is open to UAL students in their final year, or one year after graduation. Your proposal must be for a single arts project (or piece of research). The project must add something new to your industry / discipline, and have a positive impact on your own practice. Your arts project can be in any creative discipline which is studied at UAL.
You must be proposing to complete this project within the period September 2021 to July 2022 (this will be after you have graduated).
You can apply for funding of up to £10,000.
If you need help, please fill out this form.
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