The International Artist in Residence Rubens Award is an award established by London Fine Art Studios to promote and offer an open door to artists from across the world. Named the Rubens Award in honour of the revered master who traveled widely and spread his great knowledge and artistic influence, we hope this award will encourage our shared artistic journey in the pursuit of beauty and learning.

The Rubens Award was officially established in 2022. Following the global pandemic, as artists we became aware of how important and fortunate we have been to live in a world of beauty and sharing of ideas, shedding light on a universality and need to connect with other artists of different backgrounds and trainings. The award is open to all nationalities (subject to visa requirements).

The requirements are as follows:

– The applicant must have fulfilled a complete art program or apprenticeship outside of the UK with exemplary skills in craftsmanship

– The applicant must be pursuing a career as a full-time artist

– 5 images are required (1 image must be a detail)

– Works submitted must be in 1 or more of these mediums: oil, tempera, watercolours, pastels, charcoals, inks, contès, clay, bronze and marble

– Brief biography/CV including artist statement detailing Residency proposal.

The Rubens Award winner will have free and full access to all of the studios and models at London Fine Art Studios 7 days a week. They will be expected to give a demonstration, lecture, or museum tour during their residency.

APPLICATIONS FOR 2024 ARE CLOSED.

DEADLINE FOR 2025: OCTOBER 30TH 2024

The award winner will coordinate with London Fine Art Studios to organize a time frame suitable for both the artist and school. The work submitted will be reviewed by the founders of LFAS and past award winners.

For full Terms and Conditions, please email info@londonfineartstudios.com.

Read about the current award holder, Jill Hooper, here.