Gatenby Fellow in Contemporary Visual Arts

Applications are invited for the Gatenby Fellowship, based within the School of Fine art, History of Art and Cultural Studies.

Are you a creative and confident practitioner?

Are you an artist with a developing national or international profile?

Are you able to demonstrate the potential to be outstanding and innovative in your creative field?

Do you wish to develop your creative practice through working in partnership with the students and staff at the University of Leeds?

The Gatenby Fellowship aims to support and develop emerging creative talent in a variety of different art and media. The fellowship celebrates and extends a long history of creative art at the University of Leeds in new and innovative ways.

The Fellowship will be homed within the School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies. The School offers, through its teaching and research, a sustained and critical engagement between art and society, art and critical thinking, art and ethical responsibility. Feminist, postcolonial and anti-racist and inclusive engagements have played an important role in delivering this vision to and with our vibrant student community.

The Gatenby Fellowship offers an opportunity to join an already established and vibrant community to contribute to the exciting new directions and questions we are already asking through our teaching and research, and arising from the challenges and possibilities in and of the contemporary world. In the light of the urgent need to address issues of diversification, inclusivity, and breadth of vision, this Fellowship seeks to make a contribution to the changing face of contemporary art embedded in the creative needs of students and researchers, as well as local and national communities/partner organisations.

To be considered for this Fellowship, applicants must be a practitioner with a developing national or international profile seeking to develop or realise a project that resonates with the constellation of interdisciplinary art practices and research within the School, as well as map across interdisciplinary research as shaped by the Cultural Institute and its many partnerships.

More information

Post: Part-time (50% FTE); fixed term to 31 March 2025
Salary: £35,333 to £42,155 p.a. pro rata (Grade 7)
Location: University of Leeds campus
School/Institute: School of Fine Art, History of Art & Cultural Studies
Reference: AHCFA1042
Closing date: Sunday 5 February 2023

Full details, including how to apply, can be found on the University of Leeds website.

Please direct questions about this role to Dr Joanne Crawford, Head of the School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies.