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Academy of Cultural Fellows: The Gatenby Fellow in Contemporary Art

Are you a creative and confident practitioner? Are you an artist with a developing national or international profile? Are you able to demonstrate the potential to be outstanding and innovative in your creative field? Do you wish to develop your creative practice through working in partnership with the students and staff at University of Leeds?

The University of Leeds’ Academy of Cultural Fellows aims to support and develop emerging creative talent in a variety of different art forms. This fellowship celebrates and seeks to extend a long history of creative art and its histories at the heart the University of Leeds since the foundation of the Department of Fine Art in 1949. Over seventy years, the artists and art historians – in what is now an interdisciplinary school with Fine Art, Art History, Cultural, Museum, Heritage and Curatorial Studies working side by side and in dialogue – have sustained a critical engagement between art and society, art and critical thinking, art and ethical responsibility to the world and a profound concern for the condition of humanity explored through art making and through thinking about and with art. Feminist, postcolonial and anti-racist and inclusive engagements have played an important role in delivering this vision to and with our vibrant student community.The fellowship offers an opportunity to join us and to bring to us exciting new directions and questions arising from the challenges and possibilities in the contemporary world through creative art practice. In the light of the urgent need to address issues of diversification, inclusivity, and breadth of vision, this Fellowship seeks to make a contribution to the changing face of contemporary art in education and to education in a research and teaching university embedded in its region and in the larger world.

You may be at a mid-stage of your career, and a confident practitioner. You may have already achieved significant public or critical recognition and be able to demonstrate the potential to be outstanding and innovative in your creative field. You will be interested in the legacies and commitments of Fine Art at Leeds while bringing it into contact with your specialist field and networks.

To be considered for this Fellowship you must be a practitioner with a developing national or international profile seeking to develop or realize a project that resonates with the constellation of art practices and historical and theoretical interests within the School, across this interdisciplinary research shaped by the Cultural Institute and its many partnerships. 

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:

Professor Abigail Harrison Moore


Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Arts, Humanities & Cultures
School/Institute:  Cultural Institute
Category:  Research
Grade:  Grade 7
Salary:  £33,797 to £40,322 p.a. pro rata
Working Time:  50%
Post Type:  Part Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (for 24 months)
Release Date:  Wednesday 13 November 2019
Closing Date:  Wednesday 11 December 2019
Interview Date:  Tuesday 21 January 2020
Reference:  AHCCI1009
Downloads:  Candidate Brief  

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