AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Award with Woodend Barn, Banchory
Understanding Change: Connecting Communities through the Arts.
Grays School of Art, Robert Gordon University, Garthdee Road, Aberdeen, Scotland.
Applications are invited for a 3 year Collaborative Doctoral studentship funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) within the Connected Communities programme. The successful candidate will join the On the Edge (OTE) research group at Grays School of Art, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen working in collaboration with Woodend Barn Arts Centre (hereafter the Barn), Banchory, Aberdeenshire and Centre for Entrepreneurship, Aberdeen Business School.
The research questions how creativity is channelled and provoked by the presence of an artist and in what ways this presence stimulates critical, socially and aesthetic understanding and action. It draws on a recent history of artists’ constructs and protocols for critiquing the institutional and organisational. It also draws in entrepreneurship studies, in particular approaches to understanding community as a dynamic.
This studentship provides full university fees for UK and EU applicants and a tax-free maintenance allowance of a £13,590 per annum. Any inflationary increase in the subsequent two years will be subject to AHRC approval. The studentship is available to start from 1 October 2011 or 1 February 2012.
For further written details, please see enclosed document or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Informal enquiries are welcomed and should be made to Professor Anne Douglas, email@example.com.
Applications including a completed application form (available from http://www.rgu.ac.uk/research/degrees/page.cfm?pge=26828), a detailed CV, names and addresses of two referees should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or posted to: Research Degrees Office (AB44), The Robert Gordon University, Schoolhill, Aberdeen AB10 1FR.