DACS supports PhD research into economic and policy landscape for visual artists

    DACS has partnered with the Oxford Internet Institute and Ruskin School of Art to support a fully-funded, three-year Doctoral Knowledge Exchange Studentship investigating the economic and policy-making landscape for visual artists. Applications are currently being sought by the deadline of 23 January 2015.

    Research to benefit visual artists in the UK

    By mobilising existing and prospective data, this cross-disciplinary PhD opportunity will bring together artistic and digital research agendas to investigate opportunities for transforming the economic and policy-making landscape for the benefit of visual artists in the UK.
    Commencing in October 2015, it will lead to a DPhil in Information, Communication and the Social Sciences at the University of Oxford. It is supported jointly by DACS and the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) via the Oxford University Social Science Doctoral Training Centre.
    As a Knowledge Exchange Studentship, the opportunity aims to encourage collaboration between higher education institutions and non-academic organisations such as DACS, to provide access to resources, knowledge and expertise as well as provide social, cultural and economic benefits to the wider society.
    As such, the student will be based primarily at the Oxford Internet Institute, but will be required to spend periods of time at DACS and Ruskin School of Art.
    They will be supervised by Professor Eric T. Meyer, Associate Professor, Director of Graduate Studies and Senior Research Fellow at Oxford Internet Institute; Mr Paul Bonaventura, Senior Research Fellow in Fine Art Studies at Ruskin School of Art; and Gilane Tawadros, Chief Executive, DACS.

    How to apply

    The award pays all tuition and college fees for home or EU applicants, including a yearly stipend of approximately £14,000.
    Applicants should have a masters degree in a relevant area, or plan to have completed a masters prior to October 2015. Previous academic expertise may be in the social sciences, art history, visual cultures, art and curatorial practice, or other relevant areas.
    Applications must be made through the Oxford Internet Institute website by 23 January 2015.
    Read further information and apply

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    Posted on 11/12/2014 by Laura Ward-Ure