Hosted by Harris Museum & Art Gallery, Preston
Initiated by the Contemporary Art Society and Whitechapel Gallery, London
As part of the Whitechapel Gallery’s ongoing programme to open up public and private collections to wider audiences, the Gallery presents a curatorial collaboration with the Contemporary Art Society.
For a period of 12 months from September 2013 onwards, the Contemporary Art Society will present a series of four displays at the Whitechapel Gallery, drawing on works from collections held by the Contemporary Art Society’s membership of 65 publicly funded museums and galleries across England.
Focusing on the North West, East Coast, Midlands and South, the displays will use the founding principles of many of these institutions - philanthropic giving - as a central theme.
Working in association with the Whitechapel Gallery and the Contemporary Art Society, the advertised Curatorial Fellowship will be involved in all stages of the conceptualisation, planning and realisation of the inaugural display at the Whitechapel Gallery. From December 2012 to March 2013, the successful candidate will undertake substantial research into public collections across the North West of England. Although based in Preston their research will take them across the region to collections in Manchester, Liverpool, Blackpool and Carlisle. The outcome of this three month period will be a proposal for a display at the Whitechapel Gallery that explores the idea of economics in the region with relation to the production and distribution of goods and artworks through the prism of philanthropy.
Candidates should have at least four years curating experience, be university educated (ideally to MA or PhD level) and have a proven interest or experience in working with public collections of modern and contemporary art. Additionally, candidates should have a good grounding in art history and demonstrate an interest in the role of philanthropy.
Bursary for the three month Fellowship: £10,000
This fee is based on three days a week for three months. It includes the Fellow’s time as well as any travel and subsistence costs.
The Fellowship will take place from December 2012 – March 2013.
The Display at the Whitechapel Gallery will take place from 18 September 2013 – 1 December 2013.
For further information and to download the job description click here (pdf)
Click here to download the application form. (word .doc)
The deadline for applications is 5pm on Monday 29 October 2012.
The Fellowship is generously supported by Arts Council England.