Dartington Arts School students selected for British Council Venice Fellowships

by | Mar 16, 2022 | Arts and Place, News & blogs, News & blogs: Arts School, Poetics of Imagination

Two of our students will spend a month at the 2022 Venice Biennale stewarding the Sonia Boyce exhibition and pursuing their own creative research project.



These Fellowships are part of an initiative from the British Council, which offer students the opportunity to live and work in Venice during the annual Biennale.

Dartington Arts School has partnered with the British Council to offer two of our students the opportunity to spend a month at the 2022 Venice Biennale stewarding the Sonia Boyce exhibition in the British Pavilion and pursuing their own creative research project. Dartington Arts School is one of 28 UK universities sending a total of 55 fellows to next year’s biennale through the British Council’s scheme. Students from our MA Arts and Place and MA Poetics of Imagination programme have been offered places, Tegen Tossell and Tom Stainer. We caught up with Tegen recently to find out how she’s feeling ahead of the trip:

“I’m so excited for the opportunity to work and research at the Venice Biennale this year with the British Council. I can’t wait to see how my work evolves being part of a new place and I’m looking forward to bringing the project back to Dartington in the near future!”

Watch this space for more information about the trip and updates from our students while they are on the ground in Italy.

The Fellowships programme was initiated in 2014 by the British Council to strengthen the British Pavilion contribution as a platform for ideas and research. This programme aims to educate and enrich the biennale exhibition, making it a reference point for all universities and arts institutions. The Fellowships offers a way of viewing and experiencing art and architecture that provides a new outlook on issues of public and private space, artistic process and display.

Find out more about the programme on the British Council website via this link.