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Art for the Environment Residency Programme

Challenging how we interact with the environment

COVID-19 update

Please note that while all current Art for the Environment Residency Programme applications remain open, we are, at this stage, unable to guarantee that residencies will take place as scheduled or whether they will take place at all.

The welfare of students and graduates is our primary concern so we will work closely with host institutions as well as follow advice from the UK government, national health authorities and the World Health Organisation and provide updates here as we can. If you have any questions, please email:

The Art for the Environment Residency Programme (AER) provides UAL graduates with the opportunity to apply for a 2 to 4 week fully funded residency at one of our internationally renowned host institutions, to explore concerns that define the 21st century – biodiversity, environmental sustainability, social economy and human rights.

Founded in 2015, internationally acclaimed artist Professor Lucy Orta, UAL Chair of Art for the Environment – Centre for Sustainable Fashion, launched the programme in partnership with international residency programmes and UAL Post-Grad Community.

As residencies become available, all open-calls will be displayed on this page and shared on Post-Grad stories.

Current and upcoming residencies

gallery installation with monitor and sculpture
Nicole Zisman, AER Waltham Forest Residency 2019

Making for Change: Waltham Forest

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Submission deadline: 7 April 2020

Domaine de Boisbuchet, France

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Submission deadline: 13 April 2020

Bronwyn Seier, MA Fashion Futures, LCF from her experience last year
Bronwyn Seier, MA Fashion Futures, LCF from her experience last year - embroidered flag in the grass

Joya: Arte + Ecología, Spain

Apply now

Submission deadline: 27 April 2020

Photo of a green field at Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Yorkshire Sculpture Park, UK

Call opens: 30 March 2020

Submission deadline: 1 June 2020


Photo of the Radić Pavilion at Hauser & Wirth in a field of purple flowers and grass

Partnering institutions

Explore our partnering institutions from all over the world, including Canada, Africa, Mexico and Brazil.

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Previous residency reports

Extend your knowledge of AER by exploring Stories by previous UAL residents reporting back from their trip.

Bronwyn Seier - Flag in the environment

Successful applications

Thinking of applying? Take a look at previous winning applications that earned a place on our residency programme.

Lucy Orta, Wandering, 2009

Centre for Sustainable Fashion

UAL research centre based at London College of Fashion, which set up the AER programme to provoke, challenge and question the fashion status quo.

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