A fellowship of RSL is currently the highest honour that RSL can bestow. Fellowships are presented to acknowledge practitioners who have contributed to the development of their art form and inspired the students of RSL qualifications to achieve their best.
RSL Fellowships are awarded to practitioners from a variety of industries. Here are the different capacities where an RSL Fellowship would be awarded.
Fellows – Fellows of RSL demonstrate outstanding achievement in the area of Music and the Contemporary Arts.
Honorary Fellowships – may be awarded from time to time by RSL in recognition of educational and professional excellence.Honorary fellows will appear on RSL materials to promote good practice within the sector.
Fellows typically come from two areas of expertise; Professional or Educational.
Professional Experience – Practitioners are expected to have achieved distinction in music, contemporary arts and related areas over a significant period.
This may include:
- Extensive and innovative performance work.
- Significant contribution to the recording industry.
- Significant contribution to policy or practice.
- Extensive peer recognition and a worldwide reputation.
- Has gained industry recognition through industry awards and memberships.
Educational Experience – Practitioners are expected to satisfy one or more of the following criteria with regards to academic qualifications:
- Can demonstrate a high level of teaching experience supported by teaching qualifications.
- Having made a significant contribution to the policy or practice of contemporary arts education.
- Extensive peer recognition and a worldwide reputation