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JOB | Norway | Multiple Curatorial Positions | National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design – 2 May 2016

The National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design is Norway’s largest museum, receiving around 650,000 visitors each year. They collect, preserve, exhibit, disseminate and research the nation’s largest collections of art, architecture and design. The two positions, Curator for Old Masters–1850 and Curator for Prints and Drawings, 1900–contemporary art, involve the responsibility for planning and realisation of exhibitions, collection work, research, and the development of the department’s expertise and activities. The successful candidates will also actively participate in projects and the processes relating to preparations for the relocation to, and the opening of, the new National Museum. MORE HERE


JOB | Los Angeles | Curator of Southeast Asian and Pacific Arts | Fowler Museum at UCLA – 14 May 2016

The Fowler Museum at UCLA seeks an experienced, creative, and team-oriented Curator of Southeast Asian and Pacific Arts who has extensive knowledge of the arts of the region, including traditional genres (sculpture, textiles, and basketry, among others) and popular and contemporary expressions, and who will have direct responsibility over museum programming and collections in these areas. This position reports to the Chief Curator and participates directly in the Fowler’s exhibition development team. The incumbent will also oversee exhibition projects proposed by guest curators and borrowed from other institutions that are related broadly to the arts of Asia and the Pacific. MORE HERE


OPEN CALL | Dublin | Research and Teaching Residency | National College of Art & Design, Ireland – 30 May 2016

MA/MFA Art in the Contemporary World, National College of Art & Design, Dublin in collaboration with The Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA), is now inviting applications for its autumn (2016) research and teaching residency. This residency is open to writers, artists, curators, educators and other practitioners who have published writings in the field of contemporary art. It will begin around October 2016, and have a duration of up to five weeks. The resident is provided with a residential space at the Irish Museum of Modern Art and a stipend. During this time they will be expected to deliver presentations on their own research interests in the context of the Art in the Contemporary World Master’s programme, as well as lead a number of seminars and conversations relating to the research residency’s theme, “Medium/Platform/System.” MORE HERE


OPEN CALL | Argentina | Call for Artists | Faena Art – 10 August 2016

Faena Art, the international nonprofit organisation led by Artistic Director and Chair Ximena Caminos, recently launched the open call for the 2016–2017 Faena Prize for the Arts. A biennial international juried prize, the Faena Prize for the Arts recognises artistic experimentation, encourages post-disciplinary and temporal exploration, and promotes inquiry of the infinite links among art, technology and design. The 2016 edition calls on artists or groups of artists from all over the world to develop proposals for original projects that engage with the concept of time and duration while also interacting with the monumental architecture of the Faena Art Center in a significant way. Considered one of the most prestigious art prizes in the Americas, Faena Prize winners are awarded a total of USD75,000, USD25,000 of which is allocated to the artist in unrestricted funds with a USD50,000 budget for production to realise their proposal. MORE HERE


JOB | New York | Associate Director of Development | The Studio Museum – apply as unspecified

The Studio Museum in Harlem has earned an international reputation as a leader in the contemporary arts arena with its groundbreaking role in promoting the work of artists of African descent. The Museum seeks a dynamic, articulate and well-organised manager and fundraiser to join its nine-member team, developing and implementing a broad-based strategy for identifying, cultivating, and soliciting major gifts through a variety of channels as well as providing a leadership role to the growing department. The Associate Director of Development will work closely with the Director of Institutional Advancement (DIA) to manage a comprehensive and integrated fundraising programme. This individual will supervise and provide work direction to the Coordinator of Membership/Annual Fund/Direct Mail and the Development Assistant. MORE HERE


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JOB | Dallas | Museum Project Coordinator | Shraman South Asian Museum & Foundation – 29 April 2016

The Shraman South Asian Museum and Learning Center Foundation is a nonprofit organisation whose mission is to inspire people to learn about South Asia’s rich culture and heritage and to encourage exploration of diversity. The museum will be located on McKinney Avenue in downtown Dallas and will be the first in the United States to focus exclusively on South Asia. Because the physical museum will be under development for the next few years, the institution is looking to hire a full time museum coordinator who will be responsible for assisting in the overall coordination of the educational and programming objectives. This role will involve reporting directly to the Foundation’s Director and Operations Manager and assisting them in the day to day responsibilities as needed. MORE HERE


OPEN CALL | Melbourne | Call for Artists | Public Art Melbourne Biennial Lab – 29 April 2016

The City of Melbourne announces the curatorial concept, open call and dates for the inaugural Biennial Lab. Structured around two nodes, the Public Art Melbourne Biennial Lab comprises a lab summit for artists in June 2016, co-convened by Claire Doherty (Director, Situations UK) and David Cross (One Day Sculpture, Iteration: Again), followed by the realisation of a suite of temporary commissions in October 2016 as part of the Melbourne Festival. A curatorium, led by Chief Curator Natalie King, will select Australian artists for Melbourne Biennial Lab, which will include an amplification programme inviting the wider community to share in the social, public and communal conversations ignited by the commissions. MORE HERE


OPEN CALL | Chicago | Mellon Post Doctorate Curatorial Fellowship | The Art Institute of Chicago – 30 April 2016

The Art Institute of Chicago invites applications for two postdoctoral fellowships, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, for outstanding scholars who have recently earned PhDs (or equivalent degrees from foreign universities) and wish to pursue curatorial careers in art museums. These three-year Fellowships will provide curatorial training and will support scholarly research related to the collections and projects of the Art Institute of Chicago in the Department of Asian Art and the Department of Photography. Fellows will be fully integrated into either the Asian Art or Photography Department. They will have the opportunity to work on a wide range of activities and with colleagues across the museum, including curatorial, conservation, education, registration, imaging and administrative staff. They will have access to the collections, to the museum’s research libraries and local university libraries, and other professional privileges accorded the museum’s curatorial staff. Mellon Fellows will deliver at least one public lecture each year and will receive a stipend, plus benefits, research funds and a travel allowance. MORE HERE


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By Brittney

Brittney is a writer, curator and contemporary art gallerist. Born in Singapore and based in New York City, Brittney maintains a deep interest in the contemporary art landscape of Southeast Asia. This is combined with an equally strong interest in contemporary art from the Asian diasporas, alongside the issues of identity, transmigration and global relations.

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