Residency and scholarship opportunities: Art in the Contemporary World / NCAD Ireland

MA/MFA Art in the Contemporary World, National College of Art & Design, Dublin in collaboration with IMMA, is now inviting applications for its autumn (2017) 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 2017, and have a duration of up to five weeks.

The successful applicant is hosted at the Irish Museum of Modern Art; a stipend is provided. 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. This year the theme will be “New Geographies of Contemporary Art”: and so we invite applications that might consider a wide array of possible topics—political, cultural, environmental—that will seek to explore new thinking on art’s relation to location.

During the residency IMMA will welcome dialogues with the selected candidate which highlight new perspectives and responses to its programming arising out of the candidate’s research interests or related to the selected theme.

Previous NCAD/IMMA resident critics and curators have been: Dr. Nuit Banai (Artforum contributor; Professor at the University of Vienna); Morgan Quaintance (curator and writer for Frieze, Art Monthly; contributor to BBC’s Culture Show); Dr. Martin Waldmeier (curator and researcher; PhD on The Art as Translator, Dept. of Visual Cultures, Goldsmiths College).

To apply: please send a CV and an accompanying letter of application by May 31, 2017 to or Please go to for more information about the IMMA studio programme or contact residency programmer Janice Hough.

Postgraduate scholarship for MA studies

Art in the Contemporary World is a postgraduate degree programme offering pathways for artists, curators, writers and others interested in exploring the art of our times. The MA Art in the Contemporary World is currently offering a scholarship worth full tuition fees. The scholarship will be awarded on academic merit and all applicants are eligible, including EU and non-EU students.