The Women’s Art Library/Make and Feminist Review research bursary

The Women’s Art Library/Make and Feminist Review £1000 research bursary
Living with Make: Art in the Archive
Call for proposals for written research projects based in the Women’s Art Library/Make at Goldsmiths, University of London

Deadline for proposals: Bursary period: Public launch at South London Gallery:
1 March 2011 May-July 2011 Autumn 2011

Women’s Art Library/Make and Feminist Review are inviting writers and artists working with text to propose an original engagement with this special collection. Proposals should not only approach the archive’s holdings creatively but also excavate them as a feminist resource that records women’s lives and activities. The proposed outcome encompasses a broad register of writing , realised in any number of formats, i.e. as an article or a gallery handout, online blog, performed script or radio broadcast. The final work will be presented in the Open Space pages of a forthcoming issue of Feminist Review and feature in a public launch event in the South London Gallery.

The £1000 bursary will support the successful applicant’s research time in the collection.

This call is open to all, including students. This year the bursary is in collaboration with South London Gallery.

The Women’s Art Library/Make http://www.goldsmiths.ac.uk/make is a collection of art documentation that began as a collective archive by UK-based women artists in the late 1970s. It has since developed into a research resource featuring a wide range of media that include emerging artists active internationally as well as historical archives of individuals and organisations. The Make collection is particularly rich in images and features a unique slide collection, poster collection, videos and photographs as well as audiotapes and ephemera.
Feminist Review http://www.feminist-review.com/ provides an accessible site for creative debate in the form of writing and/or visual works that relate to and expand issues in gender scholarship.
The panel consisting of representatives from Feminist Review and Goldsmiths would look for proposals that engage the creative as well as academic sector. A proposal for development and a CV would be required, including good visual documentation if relevant.

For more info contact: Althea Greenan, e-mail: make@gold.ac.uk tel. 020 7717 2295 Special Collections, Library, Goldsmiths, University of London New Cross, London SE14 6NW