Facilities and accommodation at the British School at Rome (BSR)

Artist’s Studio at the BSR
(photo Helen Sturgess 2011)
2011 WFF Rome Resident Kevin McKay in his studio
(Photo Liz Gibson)
This satellite view shows the tennis courts and the rooftop area for sunbaking to the right of the building. To the left is a garden area for barbecues and perhaps croquet! Wi-fi access is available within the BSR.

The William Fletcher Resident will have exclusive use of an artist’s studio at the BSR, with loft sleeping-quarters and ensuite bathroom, and be supplied with most meals.

Take the virtual tour, with 360 degree views in each location. Of special interest may be the studios I & II.

Facilities at the BSR are most suitable for artists involved in painting and drawing, including illustrators. For sculptors and printmakers, we provide the following advice from the BSR:

Sculptors may be able to work in wax and plaster in their studios (several people have done so lately). However our workshop is very small and basic and there is no way, space-wise and finance-wise, we can provide art school-level facilities.

Regarding printmaking, we still have the old woodblock press that can be (and has been) used for etching, but we do not have any silkscreening materials or facilities.

It has proven extremely difficult to provide access for our residents to external facilities, because facilities at institutions such as other foreign academies or Rome honour programmes of American art colleges are constantly in use by their residents and students.

16 March 2010

Other Facilities at the BSR include an extensive library, a pleasant dining room and lounge with TV and video. The central cortile is used for dining on some occasions. (See these on the BSR virtual tour, above)