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Art for the Environment Residency Programme

Jungle Experiments in the Amazon

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.

Current residencies are available via the SlideRoom application porthole and shared via Post-Grad stories.


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

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

  • Image of amazon white plant urchin called a leaf hopper nymph
    Leaf hopper nymph - Naomi Bailey-Cooper
    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
    Bronwyn Seier - AER
    Successful applications  

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

  • Lucy Orta, Wandering, 2009 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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