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Mead Fellowships

The Mead Fellowships are one of the most prestigious student and graduate awards at UAL, designed to help UAL students and alumni develop their creative practice.

Eligibility

UAL students may apply in the final year of study (either on an undergraduate or postgraduate course). UAL postgraduates may apply in their final year of MA / MSc / MRes / PgDip / PhD courses. You may apply in 2019 as a recent graduate, if you graduated from UAL during 2018.

About

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.

Apply

Your proposal must be for a single arts project (or piece of research). The project must add something new to your industry / discipline, and has 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 2010 to July 2020 (after graduation).

You can apply for funding of up to £10,000.

Please apply at arts.ac.uk/mead.

Help

If you need help, please contact funding@arts.ac.uk