The Gustav Metzger Foundation Scholarship

Gustav Metzger
Gustav Metzger. Credit: London Fieldworks

Hauser & Wirth are this year supporting a student on our Arts and Place MA course at Dartington Arts School, starting April 2022 until January 2023.

The Gustav Metzger Foundation Scholarship is eligible to a student with refugee status or who has an application for asylum in the UK. The gallery’s support will include tuition fees for the one-year, full-time MA course, living expenses and associated residency location at Hauser & Wirth Somerset for two weeks.

Gustav Metzger came to the UK in 1939 as a refugee before dedicating his entire creative practice to social activism and challenging our perception of public art as a vehicle for change. The Gustav Metzger Foundation was founded upon Metzger’s death in 2017. During his lifetime, Metzger defined the organization’s mission by envisioning not only exhibitions of his work and furtherance of the political and philosophical ideas he espoused, but also through support for individuals working in the fields of the arts and environmental studies.

Metzger was awarded an Honorary Fellow of Dartington Arts School in 2001 and was part of a rich interdisciplinary community of staff and students working with a passion to be change-agents for a sustainable future. Metzger had a profound insight into our relationship and interdependency with nature and whilst at Dartington he spoke extensively about his environmental concerns.

The Arts & Place MA is an opportunity for students to engage with nature, environment and ecology from aesthetic and critical perspectives, revealing and responding to some of the most complex issues of our time.

To apply for a scholarship place on the Arts & Place MA please fill in the form below and upload a supporting statement. The statement can either be a word document (maximum word count 1,000 words) or a video statement of equivalent substance. It needs to detail your refugee status and list any arts qualifications or equivalent experience and particular interest in the degree. Whilst applicants do not need to have a BA degree to apply we would expect evidence of interest in the arts and a commitment to engage in this subject area.

Applications close midnight, 15th November.

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