Mead Fellowships, Scholarships & Final Project Awards, University of the Arts London

Each year University of the Arts London (UAL) students and recent UAL graduates are invited to apply to the Mead Fellowships and Final Project Awards, designed to support the development of their creative practice.

With over 200 applications received each year, the Awards have become highly coveted and provide creative project grants to students and graduates at a crucial time in their careers. Awardees complete ambitious and aspirational projects which will contribute to the advancement of their industry / discipline and will have a positive impact on their own practice. To date there have been 44 Mead Scholars, Fellows and Final Project Award recipients from across the six UAL colleges; Camberwell College of Arts, Central Saint Martins, Chelsea College of Arts, London College of Communication, London College of Fashion and Wimbledon College of Arts.

For 2019, the Scholarship has been developed into the Mead Final Project Award. The new award is designed to encourage more applications by students who face financial barriers. The Mead Final Project Award will support students to achieve their final degree project to their highest ambitions.


Mead Fellows

Michael Kennedy and Gemma Holyoak: Visualising Viability

MArch Architecture, CSM graduates, 2018

‘Visualising Viability’ consists of a publication, an educational game and series of workshops. The materials will enable a community housing group to explore their project’s feasibility, assess what income is required, determine the various costs, and ultimately decide how ‘affordable’ their homes will be.

Nathaniel White: A Line in the Water

MA Photojournalism and Documentary Photography, LCC graduate, 2019

‘A Line in the Water’ is a body of research presented in a website, telling the complex stories of nationality and national identity, arising from historical changes in the course of the Rio Grande river, which is used to delineate the USA/Mexican border.

 Nicolas Canal Tinius: Prosthetic Memory: The Starlight Archives

BA Fine Art (4D), CSM graduate, 2018

Nicolas’ grandfather was a NASA executive for decades, contributing to the Apollo and Space Shuttle Missions, who is now losing his memory through dementia. This project will use Nicolas’ grandmother’s archive of documents and Memory Books, including letters, objects, photographs, audio recordings and films, and will result in a documentary film.

 James Haymer: Think.Positive

BA Acting, Drama Centre London graduate, 2018

‘Think.Positive’ is a 45-60 minute theatrical solo show, devised from first-hand experiences, presented through the mediums of physical theatre, multimedia, verse/blank verse, spoken word and an original score, inspired by Philoctetes by Sophocles.

Mead Final Project Award recipients

Amelia Rabin

BA Photojournalism & Documentary Photography, LCC

Amelia’s work ‘Performance Fetish’ is a photojournalistic piece about the performance aspect of Fetish culture, capturing the ‘behind closed doors’ scene in Central London.

Francesca Harling

BA Fashion Communication: Journalism, CSM

Francesca’s TRASHMag is a biannual print anti-fast fashion magazine, with digital platform and Instagram handle.

Natalie Zipfl

BA Fashion Design: Womenswear, CSM

Natalie will create a sustainable fashion collection, with experimental materials made out of pig’s blood and corn-starch based plastics.

Ghafar Tajmohammad

BA Painting, Camberwell College of Arts

Gafar will use painting practice to generate designs for a series of wallpapers to be displayed in a room with the original painting to create an immersive installation.

Martina Dolcimascolo

BA Costume for Performance, LCF

Martina is making a short film about the folklore and poeticism of true Sicilian culture.

Madison Ford

BA Fashion Contour, LCF

Madison will be creating a body wear brand which will fuse e-textiles and wearable technology into street wear.

Jonathan Asiimwe Rugunda Quaade

BA Graphic Communication Design, CSM

Jonathan’s project is a physically interactive installation. It features two computers fighting over access and collection of data from inputting humans.

Kiki Shervington-White

BA Design for Art Direction, LCC

Kiki’s project is a short film about Black Girls. This film will explore the advice “just be yourself’ and whether, as black women and girls, they feel truly able to ‘be’ themselves.

Previous students


•   Annie-Marie Akussah, Fellowship: The Uprooted, The Unrooted and Those Who Remain in Transit
•   Helen Cawley, Fellowship: The CLOUD Project
•   Bayryam Bayryamali, Scholarship: The Big Homecoming
•   Christie Berry, Scholarship: The Art of Others: Work Still in Progress 


•   James Hopkirk, Fellowship: South London Stories
•   Mark Andrew Jones, Fellowship: The Library in a Jungle
•   Andrea Quek, Fellowship: Algorithmic Design Automation
•   Nick Woodford, Fellowship: The Peckham Coal Line Park: Re-imagine Bidwell Street
•   Samiya Younis, Fellowship: I have a voice
•   Simon Handy, Scholarship: Mrs G.R.E.N.
•   Celine Marie Wenninger, Scholarship: Are you ready to print your bras at home yet?


•   Benjamin Glover, Fellowship: Simple Misunderstanding
•   Lydia Blagden, Scholarship: Intersection of Analogue and Digital media using smart inks
•   Alice Davies & Abby Sumrie, Scholarship: Man on the Moon
•   Dominic Metcalf, Scholarship: Gel Futures
•   Cedric Migroyan, Scholarship: The Ministry of Unquestioning Discoveries


•   Victoria Burns, Fellowship: The Elephant
•   Liz Orton, Fellowship: The longest and darkest of recollections
•   Irina Wang, Fellowship: Endangered Languages in the CHT
•   Charlie-Mae Bloom, Scholarship: Let’s take the City with Craft
•   Sarah Christie, Scholarship: Reading Bodies
•   James Rogers, Scholarship: James Rogers Future Poetries


•   Monica Alcazar Duarte, Fellowship: Forerunners
•   Jason File, Fellowship: Decus et tutamen
•   Masami Lavault, Fellowship: Sauvage
•   Alice Woods, Scholarship: Dead Cat Bounce
•   Abay Zhumagulov, Scholarship: Pain, Pleasure and Design


•   Iyvone Khoo, Fellowship: Light Conversation with Techno-luminoids
•   Luca Spano, Fellowship: EKAF
•   Phoebe Baines, Scholarship: Down Not Up
•   Kara Keddie, Scholarship: Embroidery and Print project
•   Eleanor McDonald, Scholarship: Seam Sealed, Bonded and Ultra-sonic