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Art for the Environment Residency Programme

Photo of Magz Hall at Yorkshire Sculpture Park

In 2015, internationally acclaimed artist Professor Lucy Orta, UAL Chair of Art for the Environment - Centre for Sustainable Fashion, launched the Art for the Environment Residency Programme (AER), in partnership with residency programmes across Europe. Applicants can choose from a 2 to 4 week period at one of the hosting institutions, to explore concerns that define the twenty-first century - biodiversity, environmental sustainability, social economy, human rights - and through their artistic practice, envision a world of tomorrow.

Through personal research, studio production time, critiques and mentoring sessions with Lucy Orta and a selection of Europe’s most exciting cultural institutions, the residency programme provides a platform for creative individuals, working across various disciplines, to imagine and create work that can make an impact on how we interact with the environment and each other.

A distinguished selection panel will assess the applicants for this unique opportunity to partake in the UAL Art for the Environment Residency Programme.

NOTE: Applications accepted from UAL graduates, postgraduates and recent alumni (within 12 months from graduation date).

Click on the relevant year for up-to-date information about the programme.

AER Programmes by year

Photo of the Amazon Rainforest in Brazil at sunset

2018 - AER Programme

Find out more about UAL's Art in the Environment International Residency Programme (AER).

Photograph of a man crouching in the Amazon Rainforest holding a camera tripod

2017 - AER Programme

Find out more about UAL's Art in the Environment International Residency Programme (AER).

Desert scene

2016 - AER Programme

Find out more about UAL's Art in the Environment International Residency Programme (AER).

Graphic of the shadow of a tree against a lilac background with  'Art for the Environment' written across it in green lettering

2015 - AER Programme

Find out more about UAL's Art in the Environment International Residency Programme (AER).