Art internships and opportunities | Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Greater China Research Grant, Hauser & Wirth Somerset… and more

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INTERNSHIP | Somerset | Paid Internship | Hauser & Wirth – 25 September 2016

Hauser & Wirth Somerset is a pioneering world-class gallery and multi-purpose arts centre, which acts as a destination for experiencing art, architecture and the remarkable Somerset landscape through new and innovative exhibitions of contemporary art. The gallery is currently looking for an enthusiastic, pro-active, organised and personable individual to join the team. An internship at Hauser & Wirth Somerset is a full-time paid position undertaken for a period of six months. During this time, the candidate will be assigned a broad range of tasks to ensure he/she gains an understanding of how Hauser & Wirth Somerset operates. Tasks will include, but not be limited to: supporting the Front of House with general gallery duties, mail outs, archiving, post and private views; greeting and providing information to visitors about current exhibitions, events, the history of Durslade Farm, the architecture, the garden and all aspects of the gallery; assisting with the development, installation and delivery of exhibitions and events, etc. MORE HERE


INTERNSHIP | China | Internship Programme | Christie’s Asia – 30 September 2016

The programme is run for the benefit of undergraduates with a genuine interest in art, business or a career in the Art World. It aims, by allowing interns to immerse themselves in the practical operations of the company, to provide an insight into Christie’s work and its role in the Art World. The internship opportunities are available at Christie’s Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai and other Regional Representative Offices in Asia and usually lasts from two to six months, depending on seasonal business operation and availability of the candidate. Normal tasks allocated include: Administration, Archiving, Catalogue notes, Research, Managing libraries, Helping to set up exhibitions, Covering phones and Specific projects. Internships are only available for full-time students, interns will be employed on a 2-6 months fixed-term temporary contract. To allow others an opportunity to gain experience we regret that Internships cannot extend beyond a total duration of 12 months. All interns are unpaid. MORE HERE


OPEN CALL | Hong Kong | Research Fellowship | Asia Art Archive – 19 November 2016

Asia Art Archive announces a call for proposals for The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Greater China Research Grant. With support from The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation, the grant offers one-year fellowships to up to three individuals to study the AAA collection and develop historical research projects on topics relating to contemporary art in Mainland China, Taiwan, Macau and Hong Kong. With a panel of judges, including curators and scholars in the field, AAA will assess applicants based on their knowledge of contemporary art in the Greater China region, relevant experience in the field, proposed methodology and feasibility of the proposed research. Applicants are welcome to draw on AAA’s extensive collection of primary source documents from the Greater China region, and are encouraged to propose their own topics. Applicants can develop research proposals that explore specific periods of time, themes or phenomena in contemporary art from a broad Chinese context. Postgraduates (including pre-doctoral fellows) with a research focus on contemporary art or Greater China studies, and independent scholars and writers with solid research and publication track records are eligible to apply. The selected project is expected to begin in December 2016 and to complete by December 2017. MORE HERE


OPEN CALL | New York | Call for Applications | Iheap – 14 December 2016

Iheap is a post‑graduate institute for research and experimentation in art. It represents the educational branch of the Biennale de Paris. Iheap offers to its researchers an unprecedented course of study that aims to liberate them from the inherited ideas of 20th century art history. It proposes to them an inquiry into the crucial issues of 21st century art, the history of which is now unfolding and in which they might eventually participate. Iheap is a liquid school, with each lecture or workshop taking place at a different location, and counts on the participation of numerous guest lecturers who are coming from various fields, such as art, philosophy, economics, sociology and so on. The course of Iheap is completed in one semester and mixes practice and theory. The structure of the session is from 2 March to 22 May 2017. Upon completion, Iheap confers a post-graduate diploma (Diploma for Research and Experimentation in Art). MORE HERE


OPEN CALL | Stanford | Curatorial Fellowship in Asian Art | Cantor Arts Center – apply as unspecified

Cantor Arts Center boasts a proud and venerable history, as it was conceived with the founding of Stanford University in 1891. The curatorial fellowship is a two year curatorial position reporting to the Chief Curator and Associate Director for Collections and Exhibitions and works closely with the museum’s curators. The fellowship provides curatorial training and supports scholarly research related to the collections of the Cantor Arts Center. The fellow is fully integrated into the curatorial department with duties, privileges and status equivalent to those of an assistant curator. Time is divided between specific projects and general curatorial work within the department, which includes research on the collection and new acquisitions, work on the presentation of the collection, participation in aspects of special exhibition projects, and opportunities to give public lectures. The Fellow will be part of a collaborative environment that encourages the development of programmes and exhibitions both working together as a curatorial team and with faculty and students across all areas including collections, exhibitions, research, publications, engagement and education. MORE HERE


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OPEN CALL | Washington | Phillips Collection Book Prize 2016 | University of Maryland and Phillips Collection – 15 September 2016

The University of Maryland and Phillips Collection Book Prize supports publication of a first book by an emerging scholar. The manuscript selected for this award represents new and innovative research in modern and contemporary art from 1780 to the present. The biennial Phillips Book Prize is awarded by an editorial committee, which meets every other year at The University of Maryland Center for Art and Knowledge at The Phillips Collection. The winning author receives USD5,000, and his or her manuscript will be published jointly by the University of California Press, The University of Maryland and The Phillips Collection. The author will present at least one public lecture and book signing after the completion of the book. Scholars who received their PhDs within the past five years are encouraged to apply. MORE HERE


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