PhD Scholarship Opportunity in new “Media in Arts” Promotion

Virtual Galleries: New media technologies to influence livelihood and arts participation in remote communities of the Northern Territory, Australia

Charles Darwin University (CDU) a member of the Innovative Research Universities (IRU) is offering a full-time PhD position in the School of Creative Arts and Humanities. The scholarship is part of an Australian Research Council (ARC)-funded Linkages project in partnership with the Museum and Art Gallery in Darwin, the Art Gallery NSW in Sydney and Aboriginal art centres in remote communities of the Northern Territory and Western Australia – Keringke Arts in Santa Teresa and Waringarri Arts in Kununurra.

This project addresses the issue of limited economic development in remote communities by introducing a user-controlled webcam and interactive 3D (three- dimensional) art galleries into remote art centres. The aim is to help people in remote communities to secure an income and create wealth and social wellbeing for themselves, their families and their communities.
Applicants should have completed a Bachelors Degree (Hons, 1st Class or 2A) or Masters Degree (with research component) or equivalent qualifications in a field of New Media/Multimedia Art and/or Arts Administration.

The stipend for the award is $27,222 per annum (tax-free) and the tenure is three years full-time subject to satisfactory progress and can be coupled with IPRS, APA, UPRS and PIRT scholarships, for which separate applications are required.

For further information contact:

Dr. Eric Fassbender
T. 08 8946 6836
E. eric.fassbender@cdu.edu.au

Application forms are available from the Office of Research and Innovation, contact:
Mrs Sian Gyte
T. 08 8946 6548
E. research.scholarships@cdu.edu.au

Closing date: 31 October or until a suitable candidate is selected. For more info: http://scah.cdu.edu.au/vg

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