SCHOLARSHIPS & AWARDS
The aims of the scholarships and awards are to enable young people from both countries to study or take part in cultural exchange programmes in the United Kingdom and Sweden. In addition, smaller grants are sometimes made to exceptional one-off cultural projects. Some examples are given in the annual reports.
MUSIC: This is an annual award to help with tuition fees for Swedes undertaking post graduate training at the Guildhall School of Music and Dramain London. Applications are made directly to the School which recommends up to three students. Read the GSMD 2009 update.
VISUAL ARTS: This is an exchange programme between the Royal College of Art in London and Konstfack (University College of Arts, Crafts and Design) in Stockholm, focused on students in the ceramics and glass departments.
CULINARY ART: This is an award which was established in 2005 in association with the Restaurant School at Nyköping, Sweden, to enable students to gain experience by working in a UK restaurant or restaurant school.
THE 2008-2009 SCHOLARS
Nao MatsunagaGlass and Ceramics MA graduate from the Royal College of Art who received support to spend 3 months at Konstfack in Spring 2009.
Joanna GuntherGlass and ceramics MA graduate from Konstfack who received support to spend 3 months at the Royal College of Art in Spring 2009.
Fredrik af KlintBaritone, supported by the Society to attend a Master Class of the Britten-Pears Young Artist Programme in Aldeburgh, Suffolk, during the summer of 2008
Robert HäggCulinary scholar from Nyköpings Restaurangskola who received support to spend the month of April 2009 at the Fat Duck in Bray.
Katie AldermanGlass and Ceramics MA graduate from RCA who received support to spend 3 months at Konstfack in Spring 2009.
Moa HöijerAnglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic BA student at Cambridge who was awarded sponsorship for her studies.
Mae HeydornMezzo-soprano who was supported during her studies at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. She graduated with distinction.
Oskar PalmbladBaritone and joint Music scholar at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama who received support in his fourth year and was supported by the Society for the second time.