Bruce Millar graduate Fellowship

The Bruce Millar Fellowship is a unique chance for new graduates of the School of Drama, Dance, Production and Film (DDPF) to receive funding and support from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. The Fellowship is an opportunity to launch a career or practice with an award of £10,000 for a creative project, performance, phase of research & development, or to launch a creative company.

All information regarding the Bruce Millar Graduate Fellowship can be found in the Guidelines.

All guidelines, assessment criteria, and application questions are available in BSL here. Applications in BSL can be made by video.

Applications are now closed for The 2021-2022 Bruce Millar Graduate Fellowship.

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Current Bruce Millar Graduate Fellows

We are delighted to announce the Bruce Millar Graduate Fellowship for 2020-2021 is a collaborative partnership between Sinéad Hargan and Anya Sirina. Sinéad and Anya graduated with a BA Honours in Contemporary Performance Practice in 2019 and have been working as creative collaborators for several years.

The one-year collaborative research and development project, titled Seeking Spaces Eroded, will see the creation of an archive of performance research made at, and in response to, tidal sites. Describing their project, Sinéad and Anya said, “The Earth is in trouble. Our generation has been left to clean up the mess of centuries worth of devastation, of pillaging of resources, of wealth before well-being. Hotter temperatures, stronger storms, rising seas, and so much more, threaten the health of our families and the future we pass on to generations to come. This global crisis lies heavy on our conscience.”

Sinéad and Anya will research and develop performance-making methods that reject traditional patriarchal ways of working, in order to find new ways to comprehend the ecological crisis from a feminist perspective.

The Bruce Millar Graduate Fellowship will provide us with the time, support and resources crucial at this time in our early careers. As recent graduates, the transition into the art world feels like a significant jump. We have designed this project to act as a transition from studying CPP out into the professional art world. We are thrilled to be selected for the fellowship and we know the next year will provide us with deep learning and exploration that is essential for our arts practice to exist and evolve.

Sinéad and Anya will begin their project in September with the support of the RCS Research & Knowledge Exchange Team. The year will consist of studio time, professional mentoring, two residencies and a Sharing at the end of the year to present their archive.

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