Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS)


New Creative Fellowship Programme at UCL

22 July 2019

The Institute of Advanced Studies is pleased to introduce the UCL Creative Fellowships programme for 2019-20

Creative fellows

The Fellowships will encourage dialogue, collaboration and experimentation between researchers, students and creative practitioners, and provide space for activities that stretch the relationships between research, learning and creative practice in new directions.

During their time at UCL the Creative Fellows will work towards the development of an original piece of work which draws directly on their interactions with researchers and students at UCL. The Fellows will join the interdisciplinary community of researchers based within the Institute of Advanced Studies, and the programme will encourage creative exploration of the interplay between research, scholarship and creative expression.

Professor Stella Bruzzi, Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, said:

I am delighted to be introducing our inaugural UCL Creative Fellows. We already have many ongoing relationships between researchers from across UCL and creative practitioners which enrich our research and teaching culture. This programme aims to provide further opportunities to nurture that kind of interaction, and will complement the longstanding Artist in Residence programme within the Slade School of Fine Art to provide further opportunities for creative dialogue between researchers, students and practitioners.

Our inaugural Fellows for 2019-20 will be dramatist and UCL alumna Nicola Baldwin who will work on a project titled City Dionysia: Narrating Wasteland in Urban Life; and Rowan Evans and Maisie Newman, Artistic Directors of Fen, who will develop New Old English: Performance, Poetry, Practice. Details of both projects are below.