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.
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:
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.
BA Fashion Communication: Journalism, CSM
Francesca's TRASHMag is a biannual print anti-fast fashion magazine, with digital platform and Instagram handle.
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.
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.
BA Costume for Performance, LCF
Martina is making a short film about the folklore and poeticism of true Sicilian culture.
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.
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.
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