The LAB Gallery at Dublin City Arts Office in partnership with IADT are pleased to announce Róisín Power Hackett as the recipient of their inaugural ARC-LAB Gallery Curatorial Scholarship. This award is unique in the context of curatorial education at postgraduate level. The ARC-LAB Scholar will work with the Curator of the LAB Gallery on programming and research into curatorial strategies and develop a self-initiated curatorial project at the LAB Gallery. The ARC-LAB Scholar will be funded as a full-time student on the IADT MA in Art and Research Collaboration (ARC), which is an 18-month practical Masters programme taught in the LAB. The outcome of their curatorial project will be presented in the LAB Gallery as part of the gallery’s public events programme in 2021.
The ARC-LAB Gallery Curatorial Scholarship award comprises a stipend of EUR15,000 and MA tuition fees of EUR6,000. The ARC-LAB Scholar will have a dedicated desk and research space in Dublin City Arts Office, mentorship and professional guidance from The LAB Gallery, and research supervision from IADT.
ARC co-directors Maeve Connolly and Sinead Hogan are delighted to celebrate this new initiative, which represents a deepening of the long-standing partnership between IADT and the LAB-DCC and a significant expansion of resources for postgraduate curatorial research in Ireland. The scholarship founded on respect for collaboration and institutional partnership, supports the development of new, critical and experimental perspectives in curatorial practice.
“We are pleased to be working with IADT to build on our partnership of over a decade supporting emerging artists, student learning and co-producing visual arts events for audiences in the City. This new curatorial scholarship is unique in Dublin and allows us to provide a professional learning experience for a student who is developing research that will inform future public programmes, in Róisín’s case, particularly looking at how we better consider arts and disability in our exhibitions and events.”
– Sheena Barrett, Curator of the LAB Gallery and Assistant Arts Officer Dublin City Council
“On behalf of the Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Dun Laoghaire, I am delighted to announce the launch of the inaugural Curatorial Scholarship which is a partnership between the Art and Research Collaboration, ARC MA in IADT, and the LAB Gallery (Dublin City Arts Office). This is a unique partnership, which provides a postgraduate ARC MA scholar the opportunity to work with the LAB Gallery in the context of contemporary curatorial education, practices and programming. The recipient of this Curatorial Scholarship will be a full-time, fully funded student on the MA in Art and Research Collaboration at IADT which is an 18 month practical master’s programme taught in the LAB.”
– Tina Kinsella, Head of Department of Design + Visual Arts, Faculty of Film, Art and Creative Technologies at the Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology