OPEN CALL for RESEARCH ASSISTANT


OPEN CALL

RESEARCH ASSISTANT
August -December 2013

Part-time, flexible, 2 hours per week
Duration: 5 months
Fee: €450

Closing Date for Submissions is midnight, Wednesday 31st July.

Tracing Artists

126 are looking for a research assistant to work with us over a period of 5 months to help with the initial phase of a project we are calling Tracing Artists.

Tracing Artists aims to map networks of artists and artist-led spaces. Through several different stages, this interesting and unique project will visually articulate the value of smaller artist-led organisations in the trajectories of artist’s practices and careers. This will narrate the legacy, value, impact and oral memory of groups like 126 and make a case for the importance of small visual arts organisations. A gap was identified in this type of research when 126 were renegotiating funding with Galway City Council in December-January 2013.

The research assistant will work alongside appointed 126 board members to find, list and make contact with artists who have shown in 126 since 2005. This will be done through web research as well as our own physical archive and oral histories.

The position requires 2 research hours per week, for a 5 month period. A fee of €450 will be paid for this work.

The submission process is open to anyone with an interest in contemporary art and arts organisations. The successful applicant will be offered the position within 3 days of the deadline, with a view to an immediate start in the 1st week of August.

Please e-mail expressions of interest, along with a current C.V. and any evidence of previous research experience to contact@126.ie. The e-mail should be titled ‘Tracing Artists Research’.

Deadline for submissions is midnight, Wednesday 31st July.

Any queries regarding this position should be e-mailed to contact@126.ie, with the title ‘Tracing Artist Research Query’.

This project is generously funded by the Arts Council of Ireland through the Project Award: Strand 2.