Category: Funding, Grants, Scholarships, Jobs

Details of funding opportunities for art historians including undergraduate and graduate opportunities, postdoctoral and senior fellowships. There are further link to funding opportunities under ‘Art History Links’.

Redmond Barry Fellowship | University of Melbourne

The first Fellowship was awarded in 2004 to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Sir Redmond Barry’s laying of the foundation stones for both institutions on 3 July 1854. The 2016 Fellowship shall be awarded to scholars and writers to facilitate research and the production of works of literature that utilise the superb collections of the State Library of Victoria and the University of Melbourne. Up to $20,000 shall be awarded to assist with travel, living and research expenses. Fellows will be based at the State Library of Victoria for three to six months. During this period, Fellows will be expected to pursue their own project, present a lecture or short seminar series open to the public, Library and University communities, and submit a brief report at the conclusion of their Fellowship. Fellowships are open to scholars and writers from Australia…

Museum Marketing jobs at TarraWarra Museum of Art and SAM Shepparton

Marketing and Events Manager @ TWMA The position is located at the TarraWarra Museum of Art and is responsible for strategically planning and implementing the Museum’s marketing in order to promote exhibitions, collections and associated programs and events. The purpose of the role is to increase visibility of the Museum to a diverse public including tourists to the Yarra Valley; and to increase audiences. The Marketing and Events Manager is responsible for the design brief of invitations and marketing collateral. They will write and produce the e-news, social media posts and website updates. In 2018-19 the Manager will brief and manage the roll out of a new website. The position is also responsible for liaison with tourism organisations and assists in the delivery of the annual Australian Chamber Orchestra weekend. In addition the role will coordinate the organisational aspects of…

Scholarship | The Judith Neilson Scholarship in Contemporary Art at University of Sydney

The Judith Neilson Scholarship in Contemporary Art Applications close 22 May 2018. The Judith Neilson Scholarship in Contemporary Art has been established to support the study of contemporary Chinese art in its global contexts. The Scholarship provides support for full-time doctoral study to be undertaken through the Department of Art History at the University of Sydney. We invite applications from highly motivated individuals interested in engaging deeply with issues related to contemporary Chinese art, global art cultures, and transcultural studies. Prospective students must possess demonstrable research skills, high proficiency in writing in English, and academic experience in one or more of the following fields: art history and theory, Chinese studies, visual culture, and/or curatorial studies. Proficiency in Chinese is strongly preferred. Applications that demonstrate potential for engagement with the White Rabbit Collection are encouraged. For further information, please refer to…

Job | Gallery Curator | Bus Projects

Applications due midnight (AEDT) 26 March 2018. The Gallery Curator (0.6 FTE) works collaboratively with the Director and Program Coordinator to develop and implement the annual program of exhibitions, public programs and publishing projects. The Gallery Curator will confidently liaise with a variety of stakeholders, including the general public, emerging and established artists, curators and writers, on the planning and realisation of a broad range of exhibitions and creative projects. More information: https://busprojects.org.au/footer/positions-vacant Position Description (PDF): https://busprojects.org.au/content/footer/1-positions-vacant/2018_curator_pd_bus_projects.pdf Applicants must provide the following via email (PDF): 2-page letter addressing the Key Selection Criteria and a current curriculum vitae with the names and contact details of two professional referees. Address applications to channon@busprojects.org.au Attn: The Director, Bus Projects Bus Projects is committed to being an equal opportunity workplace and an affirmative action employer. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, culturally, religiously and…

Visiting Fellowship at ANU’s Humanities Research Centre for 2019

Applications for the 2019 Humanities Research Centre Visiting Fellowship Program – on the theme of ‘Crisis!’ – are now open. 2019 Theme – Crisis! Mobilised as a defining characteristic of the contemporary condition, ‘crisis’ often functions as a way to mark out a critical ‘moment of truth’ or rupture. Alternatively, it is offered as a tool with which to understand the category of ‘history’, or to differentiate the past from a conflicted present. For some, crisis has become a state of ordinary ambivalence, a constant and unresolvable feature of the status quo. Forming a background to these debates is the escalating chorus of ‘crisis’ texts in popular and academic contexts alike. In this growth industry – richly illustrated by images of violent protest and reform, by news of corruption, incompetence, and injustice, and by consecutive environmental disasters – the urgency…

Job | Marti Friedlander Lectureship in Photographic Practices and History | University of Auckland

Marti Friedlander Lectureship in Photographic Practices and History The University of Auckland is home to the leading and most comprehensive Arts Faculty in New Zealand, ranked 28 in the QS World University Rankings by Faculty for 2018. At the heart of the Faculty of Arts is its commitment to preparing young New Zealanders to be global citizens and influencers, making it a hub of intellectual leadership. The University of Auckland is the largest provider of art historical scholarship in New Zealand. The Art History programme sits within the School of Humanities and offers a full range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses that range from historical European and American arts through the arts of the Pacific to contemporary art and cultural heritage. This is a permanent full-time position, at Lecturer or Senior Lecturer level (equivalent to tenured Assistant/Associate Professor level in…

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Architectural History at University of Queensland

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Work type:Full Time – Fixed Term Location:  University of Queensland,St Lucia School of Architecture As a national leader in architectural education and research we are always seeking an engaged and innovative person to join our team. As a progressive school of architecture we aim to prepare graduates for a dynamic professional environment where continual learning and innovative practice is essential. The School actively engages with a cross-section of industry partners, diverse communities and a range of professions so that our teaching and research is rich with impact beyond the University. We work to enrich the local architecture profession and advance the discipline of architecture internationally. With strong student enrolments in professionally accredited programs, combined with world-class researchers and facilities, the school is focused on ensuring our students and researchers have the skills to confront the urgent intellectual and practical questions…

Job | Lecturer Art History and Curatorship | Australian National University

Classification: Academic Level B Salary package: $96,087 to $109,181 plus 17% Superannuation Terms: Full time, Continuing Position overview The position will contribute to the research activity of the School of Art & Design in art and/or design history and provide high quality and innovative teaching, particularly at the undergraduate level. The Centre fosters interdisciplinary, cross cultural and object-based research and works closely with cultural institutions. Its programs incorporate art history, design history, art theory and curatorship courses which are delivered to a diverse student body including visual arts, design, art and design history, curatorship and flexible double degree students. The successful candidate will have a PhD in art or design history, a research specialisation evidenced through publications, teaching and supervisory experience at a tertiary level, and a demonstrable involvement in the art gallery and art museum sector. The School of…

State Library Victoria Annual Fellowships Program

Applications are now open for State Library Victoria’s prestigious annual fellowships program, with a new specialist fellowship for Victorian Aboriginal researchers offered from 2018. The Indigenous Victorian Aboriginal Cultural Research Fellowship supports Aboriginal researchers to explore the Library’s collections and engage with archival records to produce research material that can be used by the community. Fellows receive a grant of $15,000 for three months’ research, a shared office space, and special access to collections and library experts. This year’s fellowship program delivers a total of 15 fellowships, collectively worth up to $215,000, offering research opportunities across diverse areas including children’s literature, social history, visual arts, theatre, Ukrainian studies and Indigenous Victorian Aboriginal Culture. A Digital Fellowship introduced last year to encourage innovative uses of the Library’s digitised collections and data will be on offer again this year. State Library Victoria…

Job | Lecturer in Islamic Art | University of Sydney

Deadline 7th March 2018 Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences, School of Literature, Art & Media, Department of Art History Contribute to the well-respected teaching programs in Art History Benefit from working in a collegial team environment in a major growth area for the Department and Faculty Continuing, full-time position; remuneration package: $120K to $143K which includes salary, leaving loading and up to 17% super About the opportunity The Department of Art History at the University of Sydney invites applications for a full-time, continuing position in the arts, architecture and/or material culture of the Islamic world. Area and period of specialisation are open, but candidates whose work complements existing departmental strengths in the early modern world (ca. 1400-1900) and who demonstrate engagement with global, transcultural, and transregional currents in the discipline are especially welcome. The department is particularly interested in…

Job | Head Curator – Artbank

Deadline: Tue, 19th December 2017 Artbank is a unique Australian arts organisation and we are looking for someone new to join our team. Artbank is a program of the Australian Government that directly supports contemporary artists through the acquisition of their work while actively promoting the value of Australian visual art to both the public and private sectors. Operating successfully for over 35 years, Artbank is a largely self-sustaining organisation that generates revenue through the loaning of artworks on a commercial basis. The Artbank collection of approximately 10,000 artworks are leased by private, commercial and government clients, and Australian embassies around the world as well as being loaned for exhibitions around the country. We balance the running of a sustainable business against our other objectives of support and promotion. To this end, we run a diverse array of curatorial and…

Fellowships and Awards at the British School at Rome

Deadline and eligibility vary – please see details of individual awards, more information on the website: http://www.bsr.ac.uk/awards/humanities-awards Senior Fellowships The Balsdon, Hugh Last and Paul Mellon Centre Fellows are the Senior Scholars in residence and as such are encouraged to take an interest in the work of other award-holders at the BSR, particularly those in fields close to their own, and to contribute to one of the BSR’s current research themes. Senior scholars also give a public lecture as part of their fellowship Balsdon Fellowship Research area: humanities and social sciences (including the archaeology, art history, history, society and culture of Italy, from prehistory to the modern period) Open to: established scholars normally in post in a UK university. Applicants must be British or Commonwealth citizens, or must have studied at postgraduate level in a Higher Education Institution in the…

Fellowship | Goethe-Institut Postdoctoral Fellowship at Haus der Kunst

Deadline – January 14th, 2018 Inaugurated in 2013, the post-doctoral fellowship program is awarded to a promising and exceptional scholar for one academic year. The sixth fellowship is to start in August 2018. Funded by the Goethe-Institut, the Goethe-Institut Post-Doctoral Fellowship at Haus der Kunst is designed for international emerging scholars whose research focuses on global perspectives on modern and contemporary art in the second half of the 20th century and the 21st century. The fellowship shall concentrate on the research for a comprehensive exhibition project on the global art historical developments of the Post-colonial era covering the period 1955 – 1980. The project is the second of a trilogy whose first on Postwar: Art Between the Pacific and the Atlantic was on display from October 14th, 2016 to March 26th, 2017. The third chapter will be devoted to Post-communism.…

Prize | The Burlington Contemporary Art Writing Prize 2018

The Burlington Contemporary Art Writing Prize 2018 Since its founding in 1903, The Burlington Magazine has always considered the art of the present to be as worthy of study as the art of the past. The Burlington Contemporary Art Writing Prize advances our commitment to the study of contemporary art by encouraging aspiring young writers to critically engage with its forms and concepts. The Prize promotes clear, concise and well-structured writing that is able to navigate sophisticated ideas without recourse to over-complex language. £1,000 Prize The deadline for submissions is Monday 26th February 2018 The winner will also receive the opportunity to publish a review of a contemporary art exhibition in The Burlington Magazine. Each contender will be offered a digital subscription to the Magazine at a specially reduced price, providing access to the latest articles and reviews and five years’ worth…

Lecturer in Art/Gallery Director | VCA – University of Melbourne

Victorian College of the Arts Faculty of VCA and MCM Salary: $98,775 – $117,290 p.a. plus 17% superannuation This is an academic position that contributes to the research mission and goals of the Faculty of VCA and MCM by developing and managing the Margaret Lawrence Gallery. This includes responsibility for realising the exhibition and associated programs, including the Historic and Ceramics Collections, and using the program to enable associated teaching into the VCA Art and academic collaboration with School of Culture and Communication. You will have a PhD in fine arts and/or arts administration, proven teaching experience and management experience in the small to medium arts sector and experience conceptualising and developing income generating opportunities. Expertise in developing and managing successful exhibitions and programs is also essential. This is a full time, continuing appointment. The position is based at the…