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 2009-2010 SCHOLARS
Max Bell, Amanda Belsham & Erica CushworthBritish Scouts who were given financial support to prepare for the 22nd World Scout Jamboree Sweden 2011.
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.
Lisa StockhamGlass and Ceramics MA student from the Royal College of Art who received support to spend 3 months at Konstfack in Spring 2010.
Ben PayneWriter and theatre director who was given financial support to spend a week in December at the Silent Theatre/Riksteatern in Stockholm, researching a drama project for young people with a hearing impediment.
Rikard AldénCulinary scholar from Nyköpings Restaurangskola, spent the month of November 2009 at the Fat Duck in Bray.
Oskar VärningeGuitarist who received support during his studies at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.
Håkan LindgenGlass and Ceramics MA graduate from Konstfack received support to spend 3 months at the Royal College of Art in Spring 2010.