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The Ralph Steadman Art and Design Scholarship

Applications are now open for the 2020 Ralph Steadman Art and Design Scholarship.

This is a bi-annual award which comprises a two-year sixth form scholarship at RIC - 100% of tuition fees for 3 or more A levels (at least one being in a visual arts subject).

How to apply

• Complete a RIC scholarship application form
• Submit 3 digital images of original artwork in any medium which may include drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, textiles, 3D, film and/or graphic design
• Write a personal statement of no more than 500 words to support your application expressing artistic interests, aims, influences, materials and methods

Please email all of the above to [email protected]

Key dates

Deadline for applications: Friday 20 March 2020

If shortlisted, applicants will be invited to an interview and will be asked to show further examples of their work.

The winner will be announced by Easter 2020 and the scholarship will start in September 2020.

Ralph Steadman is a one of our foremost living artists. The Kent-based illustrator and cartoonist stars in ‘For No Good Reason’, a full-length documentary film made with Johnny Depp about his life and work which goes on general release this Spring. The film premiered in September 2013 at the Toronto International Film Festival to great acclaim. Depp pays a call on his friend and hero and takes off on a journey discovering the life and works of ‘one of the most distinctive artists of the last 50 years.’ A major retrospective of Steadman’s work was shown at the Cartoon Museum in London last year. Ralph Steadman is the patron of this scholarship.

The Visual Arts department at RIC is a creative and enriching environment which encourages its students to thrive, giving them the confidence to explore and develop their own personal style with support from experienced tutors offering expertise in a wide range of disciplines. Examination results are outstanding and a high number of students go on to study Art & Design related subjects at University or Art College.

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