April 19, 2016

Research, scholarship and study opportunities: Art in the Contemporary World

National College of Art & Design (NCAD), Ireland
Photo: Mathew Thompson. Courtesy of NCAD.

“Medium/Platform/System” ACW research and teaching residency in collaboration with The Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA)
MA/MFA Art in the Contemporary World, National College of Art & Design, Dublin in collaboration with IMMA, is now inviting applications for its autumn (2016) research and teaching residency.

This residency is open to writers, artists, curators, educators and other practitioners who have published writings in the field of contemporary art. It will begin around October 2016, and have a duration of up to five weeks.

The resident is provided with a residential space at the Irish Museum of Modern Art and a stipend. During this time they will be expected to deliver presentations on their own research interests in the context of the Art in the Contemporary World Master’s programme, as well as lead a number of seminars and conversations relating to the research residency’s theme, “Medium/Platform/System.”

For more details on Art in the Contemporary World visit the course blog or contact the course directors: Francis Halsall and Declan Long.

Please go to for more information about the IMMA studio programme. Further information about the research residency and application procedures can be found here.

Application deadline: May 30, 2016


Postgraduate scholarship for MA studies
Following the successes of the two Master’s programmes offered by the faculty of Visual Culture at the National College of Art and Design, Dublin, a scholarship worth full tuition fees will be awarded to a student in either the MA Art in the Contemporary World or the MA Design History and Material Culture. The scholarship will be awarded on academic merit and all applicants are eligible, including EU and non-EU students.

For more information (including application procedures) on these opportunities and the research environment in the Faculty of Visual Culture at NCAD, visit:

Application deadline: May 3, 2016

You may also contact the programme directors: Declan Long / Francis Halsall, (Art in the Contemporary World) Anna Moran (MA Design History & Material Culture). Other enquiries: [email protected]

Applications for non-scholarship places on all these programs are welcomed on an ongoing basis.


Student experience
“Taking the MA Art in the Contemporary World was one of the most rewarding life choices that I’ve made. This intense year of conversation, thinking and research set me up with the confidence to pursue and sustain a career in the arts. ACW offers a chance to expand and develop your position within contemporary arts practice. The year’s work continues to inform my work and ideas.”
–Emma Lucy O’Brien, Curator, Visual Centre of Contemporary Art, Carlow, Ireland

“ACW was a good stepping stone for me into the art world. Coming from an English literature background, I really wanted to learn about contemporary art. The course content was great, I got a solid critical understanding of the field and really enjoyed working on assignments. Aside from that, there was a huge amount of networking which really helped embed me into the art world in Dublin and farther afield.”
–Emma Dwyer, Communications Manager, EVA International: Ireland’s Biennale, Limerick


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