The William Fletcher Travelling Fellowship & Rome Residency

A biennial award open to emerging visual artists, supported by a bequest from the late M Matheson Lines

British School at Rome (Accademia Britannica di archeologia, storia e belle arti
Website: Address: Via Antonio Gramsci, 61, 00197 Roma, Italy

Rome Residency 2021
Applications will open in January 2020.

The award includes a three-month residency at the British School at Rome (BSR), which is situated in the heart of the city, near the Museo Borghese and the Italian National Gallery of Modern Art.

The period of residency is April to June 2021, being the European spring, and an optimum time for exploration of the city and its environs.

The Fellowship is valued at about A$30 000 (depending on exchange rates); besides accommodation at the BSR, it includes $A4000 for airfares and health and travel insurance, and a monthly stipend of $A2000.

The William Fletcher Resident* is required to contribute to the ‘end of term’ exhibition at the BSR, and the entry fee will be paid by the Foundation (worth about $A1500).

Two other finalists at that exhibition will be provided with grants to attend residencies at Bundanon, worth up to $4500 each.

Murdoch (Nick) Matheson Lines was a friend and supporter of William Fletcher. Nick purchased several of Bill’s paintings and displayed them in his home at Mosman, where he was a medical practitioner. After Nick died in 2005, several charities benefited from his generous bequests.
Students sketching in Rome opposite the church of San Carlo Borromeo, designed by Francesco Borromini, with one of the Quattro Fontane in the background

More about the BSR

Information for applicants

* Resident: At the BSR, ‘Fellow’ implies a postdoctoral scholar.