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’.

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…

Job | Director | Art Gallery of Ballarat

The Art Gallery of Ballarat (AGB) is Australia’s oldest and largest regional gallery and is home to one of the most significant collections of Australian indigenous, post-colonial, and contemporary works of art in the country. The AGB also has, and is increasingly building, a reputation for curating its own exhibitions as well as hosting national exhibitions attracting significant local and intrastate and interstate visitors. The opportunity to be the next Director of the AGB presents at a very exciting time where the City of Ballarat is pursuing an arts and cultural agenda which aims to position Ballarat as the leading cultural destination for regional Australia with the AGB as the cornerstone. This position offers an exciting prospect for an incoming Director to lead the AGB with a fresh perspective and extensive business acumen to drive future growth and development of…

Job | Associate Professor/Professor in Art | VCA

Deadline: 3 Dec 2017 Victorian College of the Arts Faculty of VCA and MCM Salary: Level D $145,685 – $160,500 p.a. or Level E $187,654 p.a., plus 17% superannuation. Level of appointment is subject to the appointee’s qualifications and experience. VCA Art has a significant national reputation and has long established a dynamic presence as forward-looking with a clear mission to prepare artists with a lifelong commitment as professional practitioners, to be positive contributors to the profession and the broader community. We are seeking an experienced practitioner and academic to lead artistic and pedagogical vision. You will have a doctoral qualification combined with demonstrated excellence in academic leadership and management. An international as well as national standing as a practitioner with high level academic experience is essential, with the demonstrated ability to lead the strategic development of the Art program.…

Job | Assistant Curator of Art – Affirmative Measures Position | Australian War Memorial

Deadline: Midnight on 1 December 2017 Website: https://www.awm.gov.au/get-involved/ASSCURART Note: This is an Affirmative Measures position and open only to Indigenous applicants. The filling of this employment opportunity is intended to constitute an affirmative measure under subsection 8(1) of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975. Job Description Under general direction, the position will provide curatorial assistance in the management of, and support to, major Indigenous (and some non-Indigenous) art, photography, film and sound commissions and acquisitions. The role will also include collection research, documentation and management; participation in public programming; and responding to public enquiries. An important element of the role will be to assist in developing collection management protocols for Indigenous collection materials, and outreach and engagement with Indigenous stakeholders and communities Australia-wide. Responsibilities Contribute to the management of Indigenous collection material and participate in the strategic development and implementation of…

Job | Associate Dean, Fine Art | RMIT University

See the website for further details and application information: http://yourcareer.rmit.edu.au/caw/en/job/558879/associate-dean-fine-art Drive learning and teaching quality, research relevance and industry engagement for the discipline Full-Time, fixed-term for 3 years with underlying continuing Professor/Associate Professor position * Academic level D/E plus 17% superannuation, based at RMIT’s CBD campus RMIT is a global university of technology, design and enterprise.  Our mission is to help shape the world through research, innovation, teaching and engagement, and to create transformative experiences for our students, getting them ready for life and work. Dating back to the foundation of RMIT as the Working Man’s College in 1887, the School of Art has an important place in the history of RMIT and the State of Victoria.  It delivers programs ranging from vocational education certificates through to PhDs covering the full range of art specialisations, including Photography, Art Theory and History, Fine Art Photography,…

Job | Assistant Curator at Heide – deadline Monday 20th November

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Assistant Curator The Assistant Curator is a multi-tasking role operating in a team environment. The primary focus of this position is to assist in the planning, development and delivery of exhibitions and related programs; and assist with the care, research, development and interpretation of the Heide art collection and archives. In addition to the Senior Curator, Head of Exhibitions, this position works closely with the Senior Curator, Head of Collections, Collections Manager, Curator, Registrar and Exhibitions Manager. Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae and a statement addressing the Key Selection Criteria (no longer than half a page per criterion) and be submitted by 5.00pm on Monday 20 November to: employment@heide.com.au

Job | Program and Events Officer role at the Power Institute

Applications are now open for the Program and Events Officer role at the Power Institute. Manage a vibrant program of art talks and symposia Expand our audience and engage the art community with your communication skills Part time (2.5 days per week, flexible hours but with some evening work required); fixed term of five years Remuneration package of $84k pa (pro rata), Camperdown / Darlington Campus We are looking for a skilled event and communications professional to coordinate the logistics of Power’s dynamic public program and to engage with a variety of audiences via various platforms. As the Program and Events Officer, you will be responsible for coordinating the public program; hosting a range of high profile speakers for lectures, seminars and symposia; managing key partnerships with universities, galleries and donors; and developing the public face of the Institute through a range of online…

The Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship for art historical research | Rijksmuseum

The Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship welcomes outstanding PhD candidates working on the art history of the Low Countries whose principal concern is object-based research. The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation will enable one PhD candidate annually to base part of their research at the Rijksmuseum. Applications should include an outline of the proposed research, related to the Rijksmuseum’s holdings, in which objects are fundamental. A suitable project might entail research into art objects as artistic or historical sources or object-related archival research. The Fellow’s progress will be assessed in consultation with his/her supervisors at the university and the Rijksmuseum, to determine if the renewal of the Fellowship for a second year is desirable. The Fellowship will preferably result in a publication, the content and form of which will be decided by the Fellow and his/her academic supervisors in consultation with the…

Fellowships | Metropolitan Museum of Art

Almost 150 years after its founding in 1870, The Metropolitan Museum of Art is as strongly committed as ever to its educational mission of supporting scholarly investigation and research into its encyclopedic collection, and to contributing to broader academic discourses. Join a community of scholars in the fields of art history, archaeology, museum education, conservation, and related sciences, as well as scholars in other disciplines whose projects are interdisciplinary in nature and relate to objects in The Met collection. Fellowships include: Art History Fellowships | For qualified graduate students at the predoctoral level, postdoctoral researchers, and senior museum professionals. Conservation and Scientific Research Fellowships | For qualified graduate students at the predoctoral level, postdoctoral researchers, and senior museum professionals. Leonard A. Lauder Fellowships in Modern Art | For doctoral and postdoctoral scholars studying Cubism. Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Curatorial Fellowship…

Final days to enter the Power Publications Dissertation Prize for Indigenous Art Research

Deadline: 20th October 2017 The dissertation prize for the best PhD, DPhil or Master by Research written on Indigenous art. Supported by the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund, this prize supports new research and writing on Indigenous art within a scholarly context. The prize is not restricted to authors of Indigenous heritage. Academic supervisors will be invited to nominate candidates and a jury led by Professor Ian McLean, of the University of Melbourne, will select an awardee. The prize will be financial ($2,000) and the winning author will be invited to present their research at the University of Sydney. Individuals can apply, or, can be nominated by a friend or colleague. Application requirements: The 2017 round of the award is currently open and applications can be made via Submittable Applicants for the 2017 award must have completed and defended their dissertation in the calendar…

Jobs and Funding | Art History and Curatorship | 13th October 2017

Jobs Australia Branch Head, Assistant Director National Collection, Australian War Memorial – deadline 26th October 2017 Public Programs Officer, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory – deadline 30th October 2017 – deadline 30th October 2017, Board of the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory – deadline 30th October 2017 Architectural Historian, Parliament of Australia – deadline 24th October 2017 Indigenous Curator, National Library of Australia – deadline 15th October 2017 Registration Officers, The National Gallery of Australia – deadline 26th October 2017 Museum Curator, Law Society of WA – deadline 17th October 2017 International Programme Director (specialist in art history/object-based study/curating/arts management), Christie’s Education – deadline 30th October 2017 Lecturer Art Law & Business (Business Component), Christie’s Education – Creative Arts and Design – deadline 30th October 2017 Lecturer/Assistant Professor in Greek Archaeology and Museum Curator,…