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.
Open for applicationsThe 2023 AER Residencies are open for applications. Find out more about each residency's details and deadlines.
COVID-19 updateWith COVID-19 restrictions easing, we are working closely with host institutions as well as following advice from the UK government, national health authorities and the World Health Organisation.
Explore our partnering institutions from all over the world, including Canada, Africa, Mexico and Brazil.
Previous residency reports
Extend your knowledge of AER by exploring Stories by previous UAL residents reporting back from their trip.
Thinking of applying? Take a look at previous winning applications that earned a place on our residency programme.
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.
AER Public Programme
AER Conversations Series
In response to the pandemic and to keep AER conversation animated we launched an online event programme called Art for the Environment: Conversations (past event recordings available).
The AER Team
Professor Lucy Orta: AER Founder, UAL Chair of Art and the Environment, Centre for Sustainable Fashion
Camilla Palestra: AER Curator, Centre for Sustainable Fashion
Rachael Lakhan - UAL Post-Grad Community Manager
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