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Winston Churchill Fellowships

Winston Churchill Fellowships © Dave Green (Fellow Sadie Green - Bideford and Manteo: A Special Relationship)

© Dave Green (Fellow Sadie Green - Bideford and Manteo: A Special Relationship)

From 2015, the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust, in partnership with the British Council, is offering overseas Travelling Fellowships for Designers in the applied arts (architecture, interiors, product and graphic design). These Fellowships are normally for 6 weeks travel overseas with an average grant of over £6,000, and awarded for projects that add to international collaboration and understanding, and bring back knowledge and best practice for the benefit of others in the UK.

Successful applicants will then be eligible to apply to the British Council's Architecture, Design, Fashion department for a grant to follow up their Churchill Fellowship and help with events, exhibitions and further international collaboration. 

Applications are now open for the 2017 Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Fellowships, which include a strand for Designers in partnership with the British Council. This is the third and final year of the partnership.

Click here for more information. 

The Winston Churchill Memorial Trust was established when Sir Winston Churchill died in 1965. The Trust’s objective for the Travelling Fellowships is to provide opportunities for British citizens to go abroad on a worthwhile enterprise of their own choosing, with the aim of enriching their lives by their wider experience – through the knowledge, understanding, and/or skills they gain - and, on their return, enhancing the life of their community by their example and the dissemination of the benefit of their travels. These opportunities are provided to people of any age, gender, ethnicity or religion, with or without educational qualifications, and in any occupation or none.

Open Call for Applications: Winston Churchill Fellowships 2017

Open Call for Applications: Winston Churchill Fellowships 2017 Can City © Alexander Groves - Studio Swine, 2016 Winston Churchill Fellow in the Design Category

Can City © Alexander Groves - Studio Swine, 2016 Winston Churchill Fellow in the Design Category

Applications are now open for the 2017 Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Fellowships, which include a strand for Designers in partnership with the British Council. This is the third and final year of the partnership.

The Design Fellowships are awarded for projects that add to international collaboration and understanding, and also bring back knowledge and best practice for the benefit of others in the UK. Designers in the following applied arts are eligible to apply:

  • Architecture
  • Interiors
  • Product
  • Graphic Design

Successful applicants will be able to apply to the British Council's Architecture Design Fashion department for a follow-up grant to help with events, exhibitions and further international collaboration to further the outcomes of their Churchill Fellowship.

2016 Fellows in the Design category include: 

  • Marc Cairns, Pidgin Perfect. The multidisciplinary designer, who is based in Glasgow, will be travelling to Albania, Serbia, Azerbaijan and Turkey investigating public engagement in architecture and planning.
  • Alexander Groves, Studio Swine. The London-based designer will be travelling to Brazil to research design projects which promote sustainable products from the Amazon Rainforest.

The closing date for applications is 5pm on Tuesday 20 September 2016.

Full details and how to apply can be found on the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust website.  

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Sea Chair - Credit: Studio Swine

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