22/10/2012 - 01/01/2013

AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Award Opportunity
“Curating Art and Science: New Methods and Sites of Production and Display”

Applications are invited for a fully funded PhD studentship with The Arts Catalyst and the Department of Geography, Royal Holloway, University of London. This is a new AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Award opportunity in “Curating Art and Science: New Methods and Sites of Production and Display”. (UK residency is normally required. EU citizens may also be eligible for fees-only awards)

The Arts Catalyst, London with The Department of Geography Royal Holloway, University of London

Supervisory team: Dr Harriet Hawkins (RHUL) Prof. Deborah Dixon (University of Glasgow) and Nicola Triscott and Dr Rob La Frenais (The Arts Catalyst)

Applications are invited for a fully funded PhD studentship at the Department of Geography, Royal Holloway, University of London in partnership with The Arts Catalyst, London.  Annual tax free maintenance grant is £15,590 (inc London weighting) and fees paid by AHRC.

The deadline for applications is 22nd October 2012. The successful applicant will start in January 2013. Interviews will be held in early November.

Project Summary:

Recent contemporary arts projects have directly engaged with, or taken as their subject, a range of sites, spaces, practices, ideas, and cultures of science and advanced technology. These trans-disciplinary art projects present highly varied contexts for research, production and exhibition, and working alongside The Arts Catalyst this studentship will investigate the practical, curatorial and production demands posed by these projects. Exploring and potentially participating in the commissioning and curation of arts projects that engage with science critically and experimentally, this studentship will ask research questions including:

  • How do art-science projects engage and extend the practices of curation?
  • What sorts of critical engagements with the spaces of scientific research and artistic production do these projects generate?
  • What lessons can be learnt about the challenges and possibilities these projects raise for cultural producers and curators?
  • How do art-science projects contribute to our understandings of the geographies of art and science?

The award is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, and the studentship pays post-graduate fees at RHUL and an annual maintenance grant.

Further information

Photography
Critical Art Ensemble: Disturbances cover image.




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