International Support

The Royal Drawing School is committed to supporting international artists through collaboration and cultural exchange. To achieve this we rely on the generosity of supporters who see the benefit of cross-cultural associations.

We are currently seeking support to develop two international initiatives.  We are grateful for contributions of all levels, and are pleased to be able to offer a number of opportunities for acknowledging major gifts of £100,000 and above.

International Scholarship Fund 

The Royal Drawing School’s Foundation Year will welcome international students from September 2019 onwards.  This full-time, year-long course is for school-leavers aged 18 & 19 who are intending to study a broad range of creative subjects at university.  The course equip them with the skills and experience that will underpin their future creative education and careers, and our students enjoy remarkable success in securing places on sought-after art and design courses at the UK’s most prestigious art schools and universities.

We are launching the International Scholarship Fund for committed and talented students who would not otherwise be able to attend the Foundation Year.  Students from China and the US will be eligible to apply for the scholarship, which will pay for all costs associated with a year’s study in London, including tuition fees, artist materials, travel and accommodation. 

The target sum for the scholarship fund is £250,000 and the School is hoping to attract the support of generous philanthropists who share its enthusiasm for this exciting and important new initiative.

International Artist Residency Fund 

The School also offers a vibrant and growing programme of international artist residencies, ensuring that our resources benefit students from around the globe.  We currently offer our alumni and other artists funded residencies in Italy, China, Jamaica and the United States, and are keen to build more international residency partnerships.  Participating artists benefit from opportunities to teach and collaborate with local artists as well as develop their own artistic practice.

We would be delighted to hear from individuals and institutions who would like to help us develop and fund new residencies for our portfolio.

Collectors Circle and Patron donations

If you are interested in joining one of our annual supporter schemes, US taxpayers may wish to make their donation to the Royal Drawing School in dollars through CAF America, which receives full exemption from the IRS under section 501 (c)(3). Find out more by visiting Collectors Circle and Patrons.


If you would like to support one of our international funds, or arrange a dollar donation, please contact:

Claire Alfrey, Head of Development 
claire.alfrey@royaldrawingschool.org 
+44 (0)207 613 8570

Noma Siwela, Senior Development Manager 
noma.siwela@royaldrawingschool.org 
+44 (0)793 522 2636



Fundraising regulator

Royal Drawing School is a registered charity in England and Wales 
(No. 1101538)