18/05/2020

11 PhD Positions in Socially Engaged Art in MSCA Innovative Training Network FEINART


The European Training Network FEINART – “The Future of European Independent Art Spaces in a Period of Socially Engaged Art” is offering 11 Early-Stage Researcher (ESR) positions.

FEINART is an ambitious interdisciplinary doctorate research programme. Successful candidates will undertake a 3-year doctoral programme in the area of socially engaged art, with positions starting preferably in November 2020.

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Socially engaged art aims to create social and political change through forms of interdisciplinary collaboration and exchange between artists, individuals, communities, and institutions; the emphasis being on learning-through-participation and collective research. FEINART is the first major training programme to provide support for the investigation of the prospects and conditions of these kinds of work in Europe today.

Covering 9 countries across 4 beneficiaries (University of Wolverhampton, UK; Zeppelin University, Germany; University of Iceland, Iceland; and University of Edinburgh, UK) and 7 partner organisations (Tensta Konsthall, Sweden; BAK, Netherlands; State of Concept, Greece; W-Est, Italy; Tranzit.ro, Romania; Biennale Warsawa, Poland; and the Iceland University of the Arts, Iceland), FEINART will provide an unprecedented collaboration between degree awarding institutions and a range of independent art spaces and research hubs. The outcome of the project is twofold: to provide 11 ESRs with the relevant academic and non-academic skills to engage with the critical challenges of this new artistic and cultural landscape in the independent art sector, and, as such, prepare the ESRs in their future careers, to take up leading positions in the production, development, and administration of new forms of socially engaged art.

Eligible candidates should hold a Master’s degree in the fields of art history, philosophy, curating, arts administration, social science, artistic research/practice or cultural studies; MA degrees in alternative relevant fields may be considered.

To be eligible, ESRs must, at the date of the recruitment by the beneficiary, be in the first four years (full-time equivalent research experience) of their research careers and have not been awarded a doctoral degree. Applicants will be required to comply with the EU mobility rule: they must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of the recruiting beneficiary for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately before the recruitment date.

Salary: Successful candidates will receive a 3-year full-time employment contract. As per MSCA regulations, the salary includes a living allowance of €3,270 per month (gross amount) to be paid in the currency of the country where the host organisation is based, with a country correction coefficient to be applied; a mobility allowance of €600 per month; and a family allowance of €500 per month (depending on family situation). Please note: the exact (net) salary will be confirmed upon appointment, depending on local tax regulations, country correction coefficient, and local currency.

Please note that all applications received will be retained on record by the beneficiaries (University of Wolverhampton, University of Iceland, Zeppelin University and University of Edinburgh) for audit purposes up to 5 years after the end of the project. Therefore, by applying candidates agree to have their data stored and processed for this length of time.

For full details, eligibility, and application process, click here