PhD scholarship in artist-led approaches to new forms of social & economic organisation in the visual arts sector

ARC Linkage project 'Ambitious & Fair: Strategies for a sustainable visual arts sector' with RMIT, University of Melbourne, National Association of Visual Arts and Australia Museums and Galleries Association.

The PhD candidate will be supported by Dr. Grace McQuilten and Dr. Marnie Badham at CAST Research Group, within RMIT School of Art, to develop a project utilising creative methods to examine and test new artist-led approaches to developing new forms of social & economic organisation for the visual arts sector.

$31,260 per annum for three years (no option for extension).

The minimum requirements for admission to a PhD program in the School of Art are:

  • A Bachelor or Master degree in a relevant discipline awarded with a research component comprised of a thesis, other research projects or research methodology courses that constitute at least 25% of a full-time academic year or
  • Evidence of appropriate academic qualifications and/or experience that satisfies the Associate Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Research Training and Development or nominee that the applicant has developed knowledge of the field of study or cognate field and the potential for research sufficient to undertake the proposed program.

To be assessed for eligibility for our research programs, applicants must submit a formal application to RMIT School of Art through the School of Graduate Research. Information on the application process can be found below. 

The PhD candidate should nominate Grace McQuilten and Marnie Badham as supervisors for the project on the application form. They should also submit a research proposal (1000-2000 words) that responds to the scholarship topic, and provide examples of their creative and written work (i.e. art portfolio) where appropriate. 

The PhD student will commence in the second semester of 2021.

1 April 2021.

1 June 2021.

This scholarship will be governed by RMIT University's Research Scholarship Terms and Conditions.

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