One Young World Art Fellowship

Deadline: ongoing
Open to:
applicants between 18-35 years old
Benefits: fully-funded sponsorship


Art is not passive, stationary, or two-dimensional. It is a universal vehicle for unbridled expression, empathy, and social change. The world of today, as it always has, needs great art and great artists to broaden our consciousness and drive the conversation around the complex web of issues we face—social, political, and ecological. For this scholarship, they are seeking the next generation of artists following in the footsteps of Mapplethorpe, Banksy, and Ono, employing their art as a generator of social progress.

A panel of esteemed judges will review applications and select the final candidate.


  • Be aged between 18-35 years old;
  • Provide a CV and art portfolio;
  • Have demonstrated a commitment to using art as a vehicle for positive impact;
  • Be available to commit to attending the OYW Summit and the residency immediately after: 21 October – 25 November 2019.


What does the scholarship provide?

One Young World will offer this Fellowship to 1 visual artist using their craft to promote positive impact. The opportunity will offer fully-funded sponsorship to attend the OYW 2019 Summit and join the 1-month long residency program in France. During the residency, the selected candidate will be expected to design and deliver a new piece of work.

One Young World Summit in London

  • Access to the One Young World Summit 2019 in London;
  • Hotel accommodation on a shared basis between 21 and 25 (inclusive) October 2019;
  • The cost of travel to and from London (flights in economy);
  • Catering which includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner;
  • Transport between the Summit accommodation and the Summit venue;
  • Summit hand-outs and support materials.

One-month art residency in France

  • The cost to travel to Bordeaux/Bergerac (Flights in economy);
  • Accommodation in residency with other artists;
  • Catering which includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner;
  • A GBP 2000 grant to cover expenses for one month.

How to apply?

In order to apply, please fill the application form.

For more information, please visit the official web page.