There are many opportunities for alumni to travel and to participate in residencies around the world. For the past eight years a small group of Drawing Year alumni have gone to the International Institute of Fine Arts in Modinagar, India on the Royal Drawing School's ten-week teaching and art residency programme in collaboration with Arts for India.

The teaching residency in India will take place over three months between October and December 2017. This Residency is open to artists who graduated from the Drawing Year in 2015 and 2016. The residency takes place at The International Institute of Fine Arts (IIFA) in Modinagar, India. During the three months the resident teachers will collectively teach IIFA’s Foundation Students and Painting Students alongside the IIFA teaching staff. Running alongside the artists teaching time, artists will have use of a studio space at the Sanskriti Foundation in Delhi.

This residency opportunity is fully funded for four artists, this includes: travel, stipend, accommodation, visa and vaccinations.

Please visit the IIFA and Sanskriti Foundation websites for further details. 

Applications are now open, please apply through the online application form deadline for applications is Sunday 5th March 2017. Please note you will need to submit one sketchbook as part of your application to RDS, Charlotte Road, London by the 24th of March. Submitted applications will be assessed by a Jury of six distinguished artists, curators and art collectors in April 2017.

For artists applying for IIFA Teaching Residency 2016, a Q&A will be held at the Royal Drawing School this spring, for more information please contact us using the contact form in the related links section.