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 2010-2011 SCHOLARS
Jesper BerggrenCulinary scholar from Nyköpings Restaurangskola who received support to spend February 2011 at the Fat Duck in Bray.
Amy HughesGlass and Ceramics MA student from the Royal College of Art received support to spend 3 months at Konstfack in Spring 2011.
Charles SternGlass MFA student from Konstfack who received support to spend 3 months at the Royal College of Art in Spring 2011.
Natalie GourmanPianist who was supported during her studies at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Her ambition is to be "the best pianist and chamber musician in Sweden".