invite applications for
Application deadline: January 20, 2013
India Foundation for the Arts (IFA) in collaboration with the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya (CSMVS) invites applications for the Museum Fellowship, an initiative to support emerging curators to develop innovative curatorial models for public engagement using museum objects, their art historical, aesthetic, technological and material content. This particular fellowship is intended to develop the curatorial content for a mobile exhibition of museum artifacts, to be delivered using a specially designed bus.
The Museum Fellowship has been initiated with the two-fold objective of energising museum and alternative audience spaces and providing emerging curators with an opportunity to generate new critical and creative approaches to public engagement.
In the coming months, CSMVS will be launching its Museum on Wheels (a specially designed bus) as part of a commitment to bringing its collection to diverse audiences across Maharashtra's towns and villages. We are seeking an emerging curator to collaborate with CSMVS in curating a travelling exhibition for the Museum on Wheels and developing a public engagement program which might include conversations, story-telling, art and theatre workshops, or other participatory events.
During the fellowship period the fellow will be required to:
The fellowship will be awarded for a duration of 6 months, commencing March 2013 at the latest.
To apply, please email a draft proposal to email@example.com by 31st December 2012 describing:
a) Your existing practice and your concerns and interests as an artist, researcher or curator;
b) Your project idea with reference to the identified CSMVS collections;
c) The proposed methodology of your engagement with sector experts, designers, curators, other related CSMVS and IFA personnel
d) The proposed outcome of your project and how you imagine this outcome will contribute new modes of public engagement;
e) Work plan for the duration of the fellowship;
f) Your curriculum vitae including up-to-date contact details.
Applicants are urged to visit CSMVS to familiarize themselves with the museum’s collection before drafting proposals.
Please address your application or any queries to firstname.lastname@example.org or write to:
India Foundation for the Arts, 'Apurva'
Ground Floor, No 259, 4th Cross,
Raj Mahal Vilas 2nd Stage, 2nd Block,
Phone: 080-2341 4681 / 82