Foundation Scholarships

Through its scholarships programme, the Francis Bacon MB Art Foundation
supports research on Francis Bacon and promotes emerging artists.

Research scholarship

École du Louvre

The Francis Bacon MB Art Foundation has entered into a partnership with the École du Louvre to award a grant to their PhD students. Every four years a research scholarship is offered to a postgraduate from the École du Louvre who is undertaking a PhD thesis on Francis Bacon, or whose PhD thesis has a direct link with the British artist (eg. comparative studies between Francis Bacon and one or several artists, thematic studies about his work or his practice). The student’s research project could take a multidisciplinary direction, extending into fields such as literature, decorative arts, filmmaking and photography, so long as its central concerns relate to Francis Bacon.

The research scholarship amounts to 30,000 euros, corresponding to an annual 10,000 euros payment over three years. This amount covers the student’s various expenses (school fees, travel and accommodation outgoings, research costs...) during his or her three years of research. The student’s researches must be carried out in a postgraduate programme at the École du Louvre or in partnership with a university engaged with a co-supervision programme with the École du Louvre.

The next research scholarship will be awarded in 2021. For more information, please see the École du Louvre website >

Artist support scholarship

Villa Arson

The Francis Bacon MB Art Foundation has entered into a partnership with Villa Arson, based in Nice. This contemporary art institution combines, on one site, an École nationale supérieure d’art, a Centre national d’art contemporain, an artists’ residence and a dedicated library.

The Foundation is committed to awarding a 10,000 euros scholarship every two years to an artist who has graduated from Villa Arson with the national diploma of advanced artistic expression (DNSEP), obtained in recognition of his or her artistic practice and production in painting or drawing.

This financial support will provide help for the young artist at the beginning of his or her professional life and artistic career (accommodation, materials, studio and other expenses).

For more information, please see the Villa Arson website >