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The Burlington Contemporary Art Writing Prize 2017
Since its founding in 1903, The Burlington Magazine has always considered the art of the present to be as worthy of study as the art of the past. The Burlington Contemporary Art Writing Prize advances our commitment to the study of contemporary art by encouraging aspiring young writers to critically engage with its forms and concepts. The Prize promotes clear, concise and well-structured writing that is able to navigate sophisticated ideas without recourse to over-complex language.
£1000 Prize. The winner will also receive the opportunity to publish a review of a contemporary art exhibition in The Burlington Magazine. Each contender will be offered a digital subscription to the Magazine at a specially reduced price, providing access to the latest articles and reviews and five years' worth of back issues.
About the 2017 judges. The 2017 Prize will be judged by Julia Peyton-Jones, former Director of the Serpentine Galleries, London (1991–2016), and Martin Caiger-Smith, Head of the MA Programme Curating the Art Museum at the Courtauld Institute of Art, London (2007–), and former Head of Exhibitions and Acting Director at the Hayward Gallery, London.
Submission Requirements. Contenders – who must be no older than 35 years of age and have published no more than 6 exhibition reviews – should submit one unpublished review of a contemporary art exhibition, no more than 1000 words in length with up to three low-resolution images. ‘Contemporary’ is defined as art produced since 2000. The submitted review must be written in English (although the art considered may be international) and emailed as a Word document, clearly stating the name, age, country of residence and occupation of the writer, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The deadline for submissions is Monday 27th February 2017.
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CEEH Doctoral Scholarship in Spanish Art-Historical Studies at The Courtauld Institute, London
The Courtauld is delighted to announce the creation of a fully-funded doctoral scholarship in Spanish art-historical studies, commencing at The Courtauld in October 2017. The scholarship will cover The Courtauld’s Home/EU/International tuition fees for three years (or four if required), together with an annual stipend of £12,000 for living costs and travel.
Applicants are advised to send prospective supervisors a 300-word proposal, CV, and sample of written work in English well before the application deadline of 9 January 2017. They must demonstrate that Spanish art, architecture or visual culture forms the focus of their proposed research topic, which should also fall within the proposed supervisor’s areas of research expertise.
Applicants should submit The Courtauld Scholarship application form together with their PhD application. See http://courtauld.ac.uk/study/phd-research for further information.
This scholarship has been created through the generosity of CEEH (Centro de Estudios Europa Hispánica), in association with ARTES, the Iberian and Latin-American Visual Arts Group.
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David Wilkie Scholarship for the Study of Spanish Art
David Wilkie Scholarship for the Study of Spanish Art
The Centro de Estudios Europa Hispánica and The University of Edinburgh are delighted to announce the creation of a fully-funded doctoral scholarship in Spanish art-historical studies, commencing in the academic year 2017/18. The scholarship will cover the University Home/EU/International tuition fees for three years (or four if required), together with an annual stipend of £14,000 for living costs and travel.
The scholarship supports research on Spanish art including its reception by British artists, collectors, and critics. Proposals relating to the period between the 17th and the 20th century are particularly welcome.
Applications should be submitted to the University of Edinburgh online postgraduate application system (History of Art) by 1 February. For further details, applicants are advised to contact the Postgraduate Office well before the deadline: HERE
This scholarship has been created through the generosity of CEEH (Centro de Estudios Europa Hispánica) in association with ARTES, the Iberian and Latin-
American Visual Arts Group.
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The Rijksmuseum Fellowship Programme
The Rijksmuseum operates a research Fellowship Programme for outstanding candidates working on the art and history of the Low Countries whose principal concern is object-based research.
The aim of the programme is to train a new generation of museum professionals: inquisitive object-based specialists who will further develop understanding of art and history for the future. The focus of research should relate to the Rijksmuseum’s collection, and may encompass any of its varied holdings, including Netherlandish paintings, sculpture, decorative arts, prints, drawings, photography and historical artefacts. The purpose of the programme is to enable applicants to base part of their research at the Rijksmuseum, to strengthen the bonds between the universities and the Rijksmuseum, and to encourage the understanding of Netherlandish art and history. The programme offers students and academic scholars access to the museum’s collections, library, conservation laboratories and curatorial expertise.
Application and procedure
Please review the eligibility, funding and application requirements by visiting the Rijksmuseum website. For the 2017-2018 academic year, candidates can apply for:
• The Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship for art historical research
• The Johan Huizinga Fellowship for historical research
• The Migelien Gerritzen Fellowship for conservation research
• The Manfred & Hanna Heiting Fellowship for photo-historical research
The closing date for all applications is 12 March 2017, at 6:00 p.m. (Amsterdam time/CET). No applications will be accepted after this deadline. All applications must be submitted online and in English. Applications or related materials delivered via email, postal mail, or in person will not be accepted.
Selection will be made by an international committee in April 2017. The committee consists of eminent scholars in the relevant fields of study from European universities and institutions, and members of the curatorial staff of the Rijksmuseum. Applicants will be notified by 1 May 2017. All Fellowships will start in September 2017.
Further information and application forms http://rijksmuseum.nl/en/fellowships
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National Gallery – Curator of Dutch and Flemish Painting, 1600-1800
The National Gallery, London, with its world-class collection of Rembrandt, Vermeer, Rubens and Van Dyck, is seeking a Curator of Dutch and Flemish Painting, 1600-1800.
The post-holder will be responsible for the care and display of the Gallery’s Dutch and Flemish paintings 1600-1800, and for scholarly research, publication and interpretation in this subject area. They will be active in seeking and recommending potential new acquisitions and loans, and take curatorial responsibility for exhibitions and displays in this field.
Previous post-holders include Christopher Brown, David Jaffé and Axel Rüger. The current Curator, Betsy Wieseman, is taking up a position in the US.
Further details can be found at: www.nationalgallery.org.uk/jobs For informal inquiries, please contact Caroline Campbell, Jacob Rothschild Head of the Curatorial Department (email@example.com; +44 (0)20 7747 2855).
The closing date for receipt of applications is 20 January 2017.
Interviews will be held in February 2017.
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Marketing and Advertising Executive - The Burlington Magazine
Salary – £20K – £22K depending on experience
The Burlington Magazine is the world's leading English language monthly publication devoted to the fine and decorative arts. We have created a new role within the company and are now looking for an energetic Marketing and Advertising Executive to assist the commercial publishing team with the smooth running of marketing, subscriptions, advertising, production, contract publishing, and any other commercial activity. Working with a small team the desired candidate will come with previous experience in a publishing-related environment and have an ability to adapt quickly, effectively multi-task, and be able to work to tight deadlines. Your daily activities will include supporting subscriptions and product marketing, delivery of marketing campaigns, supporting advertising-related marketing activity, implementing e-mail strategy, and maintaining and updating the Company’s website. We are looking for someone who would ideally have experience in one or more of the following: writing promotional material, processing subscriptions, liaising with advertising clients, or using email newsletter and website CMS systems. Knowledge of social media and the arts sector is desired but not essential.
This is a great opportunity for the right candidate to help shape a new, all-round Marketing role that covers all online and offline channels. We also offer substantial benefits.
To apply please write, enclosing cover letter, C.V. and the names of two referees, with the subject heading “Marketing and Advertising Exectutive” to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline for applications is Sunday January 29, 2017.
Job Title Marketing and Advertising Executive
Reporting To Design & Production Manager
Hours Full Time, 9am – 5pm. Occasional overtime, and weekend and evening work to attend fairs and conferences.
To assist the commercial publishing team with the smooth running of subscriptions, marketing, advertising, production, contract publishing, and any other commercial activity.
SCOPE OF WORK
- External/Website Inbound Emails - handle or forward as applicable
- Assist with web store sales administration and fulfilment
- Update website with Calendar entries by the beginning of each new month
- General monthly website updates
- Ad trafficking as required
- Support the Design & Production Manager as required
- To be responsible for the ‘As seen in the Burlington Magazine’ advertising boards
- Check advertising flat plan
- Chase up advertising copy
- Compile and send the monthly newsletter
- Assist with e-shots as required
- Assist with any contract publishing activity as required
- Up sell to prospective trade sales vendors/stockists (ad hoc and/or continual basis) and distribute
- Coordinate and administer fulfilment of trade sales and process returns
Advertising & Development
- Upkeep and maintenance of database work and postal mail outs for Ad Director
- Handling escalated debt chasing in conjunction with Ad Director
- To be familiar with the rate card and answer advertising queries as required
- Distribute and log Advertising monthly voucher copies of the magazine
Circulation & Marketing
- Assist the Circulation & Marketing Manager with any projects as required e.g. researching mailing lists, mail-outs, campaign creative, copywriting, etc. , as required
- Arrange contra exchanges with other organizations, such as museums, etc. for social media postings
- Post commercially-related posts re: offers etc. on social media
- Assist with regular advertising and marketing mail-outs
- Administer and update the Web Store web pages as directed
- Cover the Circulation & Marketing Manager when absent handing subscription orders, queries and other Oak subscription software-related activities as required
- Chase subscriptions debt
- Coordinate product promotions
- Assist with subscription claims
- Maintain promotional, marketing and other related databases, as required
- Attend the joint advertising/editorial meetings
Events & Client Relations
- Support the organization of marketing events, fairs and conferences
- Attend on event days and be present on the stand as required
- Attend meetings, liaise with and run errands to galleries as required
- Visit fairs with Ad Director or Design & Production Manager to assist with advertiser liaising, distribute magazine copies, etc., as required
- Weekly banking of cheques
- Providing telephone cover in the absence of the Receptionist/Administrator and Editorial Assistant
- Educated to degree level, Marketing or Publishing Degree (or MA) preferred
- Previous proven experience gained in a magazine/journal publishing environment (non-editorial) and desire to progress a non-editorial publishing career
- Minimum 12-months working experience e.g. publishing, subscriptions, marketing or advertising preferred
- Previous exposure to a CMS highly desirable
- Knowledge of different social media platforms and how they work
- Must have strong excel, word skills (mail merge, spread sheets formulas, linking cells ad tabs, etc.)
- High proficiency in practical math (ability to understand and calculate percentages, make forecasts, understand margins, etc.)
- High level of proficiency in written English (to publishing standard in spelling and grammar)
- Excellent communication skills required when dealing with clients face to face and on the phone
- An interest in art history desirable, but not essential