The Abbey Scholarship and Fellowships in Painting

Abbey Awards offer all expenses paid residencies at the British School at Rome for artists showing exceptional merit and promise.

The Abbey Scholarship offers one annual nine month residency for an early career artist at The British School at Rome, with a monthly stipend of £1,000.

Abbey Fellowships offer three annual three month residencies for mid-career artists at The British School at Rome, each with monthly stipends of £1,500.

A list of past awards is available here.

Am I eligible?

Abbey Awards are open to UK and US citizens and artists of other nationalities who have been resident in the UK or US for at least five of the last ten years.

The Abbey Scholarship offers one early-career artist a full academic year (October to June) at the British School at Rome.

The Abbey Fellowships offer three mid-career artists three months at the School during the same period.

There is no age limit and the definition of painting is understood to include all artists working in the ‘expanded field’.

How do I Apply and When?

Abbey Awards 2022/23 are now closed. Thank you to all applicants. If you have not heard back from us by 25th February please get in touch.

For applications to the Abbey Harris Mural Fund, visit the Abbey Harris page. Deadline 6th May 2022.