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. This call is open to all, including students.
This year the bursary is presented in association with the Whitechapel Gallery.

Deadline for proposals: 1 October 2013
Bursary period: Jan-Mar 2014
Public launch at Whitechapel Art Gallery: Spring 2014

Women’s Art Library/Make and Feminist Review are inviting artists and curators to propose an original engagement with the notion of archives and identities, starting with over/under/mis-identification with the material collection of the Women’s Art Library.

This is a call for speculative archive projects from which a shortlist of proposals will be selected for a future event at Goldsmiths to coincide with the programme of the newly established Feminist Research Centre. From this selection one project will be chosen and 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 at the Whitechapel Gallery.

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

The Women’s Art Library/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 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