[NetBehaviour] Collaborative PhD opportunity - AV Festival and Newcastle Uni

Rebecca Shatwell rebecca at avfestival.co.uk
Thu Jun 16 13:11:50 CEST 2011

Hope this new opportunity is of interest to folk on the list... get in  
touch if you've got any questions...

AHRC Collaborative PhD Studentship: Curating electronic arts  
festivals: site responsive strategies
Fine Art Department, Newcastle University in collaboration with AV  

This is an exciting opportunity to undertake PhD research into the  
curatorial strategies of electronic arts festivals, with an emphasis  
on their relationship to site.

Using AV Festival as a case study, this project will analyse the  
curatorial strategies of electronic arts festivals, with a view to  
developing new modes of curatorial practice. It will focus on the  
issues of curating across multiple geographical areas, working  
critically with technology, and the challenges of commissioning new  
site-specific work. It may also explore the role of festivals in  
supporting artistic practice, publishing, archiving, critical debate  
and open culture.

The studentship is tenable for up to 3 years (full-time) or up to 5  
years (part-time). A full or partial award is available. A full award  
covers fees only. If you are a part time student, support is pro rata.  
All applicants should comply with AHRC residency critieria. The  
studentship is available from 26th September 2011.

Further details concerning eligibility are available via the AHRC  
website at: http://www.ahrc.ac.uk/FundingOpportunities/Documents/GuidetoStudentFunding.pdf

For further particulars and full application details: http://www.ncl.ac.uk/postgraduate/funding/search/list/cda01

Closing date for applications and references: 18 July 2011. Interviews  
will be held on 28 July 2011.

Rebecca Shatwell
Director, AV Festival
Email: rebecca at avfestival.co.uk

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