Research Fellow in Contemporary Visual Arts
University of Leeds School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies
United Kingdom

Gatenby Fellow in Contemporary Visual Arts

Overview of the Role

The Gatenby Fellow in Contemporary Visual Art

School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies (FAHACS) & Cultural Institute

 Are you a creative and confident practitioner? Are you an artist with a developing national or international profile? Are you able to demonstrate the potential to be outstanding and innovative in your creative field? Do you wish to develop your creative practice through working in partnership with the students and staff at the University of Leeds?

This Fellowship aims to support and develop emerging creative talent in a variety of different art and media. This fellowship celebrate and extend a long history of creative art at the University of Leeds in new and innovate ways.

The Gatenby Fellowship, will be homed within the School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies (FAHACS). This School offers, through its teaching and research, a sustained and critical engagement between art and society, art and critical thinking, art and ethical responsibility. Feminist, postcolonial and anti-racist and inclusive engagements have played an important role in delivering this vision to and with our vibrant student community.  

The Gatenby Fellowship thus offers an opportunity to join an already established and vibrant community to contribute to the exciting new directions and questions were already asking through both our teaching and research and arising from the challenges and possibilities in and of the contemporary world. In the light of the urgent need to address issues of diversification, inclusivity, and breadth of vision, this Fellowship seeks to make a contribution to the changing face of contemporary art embedded in the creative needs of students and researchers, as well as local and national communities/partner organisations.

Candidate Brief:

You will be a confident practitioner with an already established career . You will have already achieved significant public or critical recognition and be able to demonstrate the potential to be outstanding and innovative in your own creative field. You will be interested in the legacies and commitments of Fine Art at Leeds, including working within collaborative and inclusive partnerships, whilst bringing into these relationships contact with your specialist field and networks.

To be considered for this Fellowship therefore you must be a practitioner with a developing national or international profile seeking to develop or realise a project that resonates with the constellation of interdisciplinary art practices and research within the School, as well as map across interdisciplinary research as shaped by the Cultural Institute and its many partnerships.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:

Dr Joanne Crawford, Head of School, School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies


Location: Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service: Faculty of Arts, Humanities & Cultures
School/Institute: School of Fine Art, History of Art & Cultural Studies
Category: Academic
Grade: Grade 7
Salary: £35,333 to £42,155 p.a. pro rata
Working Time: 50%
Post Type: Part Time
Contract Type: Fixed Term (until 31/03/25)
Release Date: Wednesday 04 January 2023
Closing Date: Sunday 05 February 2023
Reference: AHCFA1042

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