AHRC-funded PhD in Curating Art and Science, The Arts Catalyst and Royal Holloway, University of London – deadline 22 October

Applications are invited for a new AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Award opportunity in “Curating Art and Science: New Methods and Sites of Production and Display” at the Department of Geography, Royal Holloway, University of London in partnership with The Arts Catalyst, London.

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?

For further details about the studentship and how to apply, visit w: www.artscatalyst.org

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. Please note that usual AHRC eligibility rules apply to these studentships and details of these can be found here:

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