On The Edge Research and Woodend Barn Banchory have created a wonderful opportunity to undertake a funded PhD.
Woodend Barn is a multi-arts centre outside Aberdeen with a strong environmental programme including an organic cafe, allotments, etc.Â On The Edge Research is a practice-led programme focused on artists working in public.
Supported through the Arts and Humanities Research Councilâ€™s Collaborative Doctoral Awards Scheme, they are looking for someone interested in understanding how
â€œcreativity is channeled and provoked by the presence of an artist and in what ways this presence stimulates critical, socially and aesthetic understanding and action. It draws on a recent history of artistsâ€™ constructs and protocols for critiquing the institutional and organizational. It also draws in entrepreneurship studies, in particular approaches to understanding community as a dynamic.â€
This could be undertaken by an artist as a practice-led, self-reflective, programme, or through other approaches.
ecoartscotland is a resource focused on art and ecology for artists, curators, critics, commissioners as well as scientists and policy makers. It includes ecoartscotland papers, a mix of discussions of works by artists and critical theoretical texts, and serves as a curatorial platform.
It has been established byÂ Chris Fremantle, producer and research associate withÂ On The Edge Research,Â Grayâ€™s School of Art, The Robert Gordon University. Fremantle is a member of a number of international networks of artists, curators and others focused on art and ecology.
Go to EcoArtScotland