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British Art Network’s new round of bursary opportunities: Emerging Curators Group and Research Groups

Applications are now open for two bursary opportunities: Emerging Curators Group and Research Groups.

Emerging Curators Group Bursary Opportunity
Deadline: 4 October 2021, 12pm BST

Are you involved in producing exhibitions or art research? Does this work include a focus on British art?

Are you passionate about making positive changes to the way British art is collected, displayed and interpreted?

Do you feel you have a way to go to feel well-established in your career? Would you benefit from a peer support network and professional development programme?

We don’t mind what your job title might be or where you’re doing this work. If you’ve answered ‘yes’ to the above, the British Art Network’s Emerging Curators Group (ECG) wants to hear from you!

We are looking for 15 people to form the latest Emerging Curators Group, coming together regularly over nine months from January to September 2022.

We are looking to bring together all kinds of people, particularly art workers who are Black, Asian and minority ethnic, working class, have disabilities, or are in any other way under-represented in the curatorial landscape.

Download the documents below for more information

If you would like to receive these documents in other formats please contact britishartnetwork@tate.org.uk

Please note your application responses can be via video or audio file as described on the application form.

Please send your completed forms to britishartnetwork@tate.org.uk by 4 October 2021, 12pm BST

Research Groups Bursary Opportunity
Deadline: 11 October 2021, 12pm BST

Do you want to contribute to the British Art Network’s expanding programme of activities?

Is there a current topic within British art curating that you want to see promoted, researched and shared?

Whether you work with a collection or gallery space, in heritage settings, in a university, or operate independently, we welcome your proposals for a British Art Network supported programme of activity in 2022.

We are offering ten bursaries to support Research Group activity either January 2022 to September 2022, or on a two-year programme to January 2022 to September 2023.

Applications may be to continue existing groups, renew former groups, or to propose entirely new groups.

We welcome proposals that will actively engage with and give representation to under-represented art histories and curatorial practices, promote inclusion and engagement, and which reflect critical, interrogative and politically engaged perspectives across the entire field of British art curating.

We would especially encourage proposals that reflect engagement with historic art as well as contemporary practice, and for programmes that would address the acute under- representation of people with disabilities and of neurodivergence as a critical issue within the sector.

We particularly welcome applications from art workers who are Black, Asian and minority ethnic, working class, have disabilities, or are in any other way under-represented in the curatorial and research landscape.

Download the documents below for more information

If you would like to receive these documents in other formats please contact britishartnetwork@tate.org.uk

Please note your application responses can be via video or audio file as described on the application form.

Please send your completed forms to britishartnetwork@tate.org.uk by 11 October 2021, 12pm BST

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