1 Fulbright/Hugh Lane Gallery Curatorial Award
Accepted Degree Levels
Grant PeriodFall Start
Grant Length12 Months
Specialized Grant Types
Grantee will pursue an exciting education curatorial project up to 12 months working with the Hugh Lane Gallery education team. The project will contribute to the gallery's strategy and that of Dublin City Council of embedding a culture of continuous engagement and learning between the Hugh Lane Gallery and Dublin's communities. The project will involve working with communities in the city as well in the gallery, establishing and developing strong links between the cultural institution and the communities. Schedules of innovative programs and workshops with structures capable of long term engagement will be investigated and implemented.
The Hugh Lane Gallery was established in 1908 and is believed to be the oldest public gallery of Modern Art in the Western World. The founder Hugh Lane with his supporters presented Dublin with a collection of 19th and early 20th century art. Hugh Lane was also a great champion of Irish art and the gallery has the foremost collection of 20th-century Irish art. The collection has grown from 300 works in 1908 to over 2,200 in 2019. The gallery has a vibrant and ambitious schedule of temporary exhibitions, acquisitions and education projects. In the ethos of its founder, the gallery continues to support and acquire contemporary art. In recent years the gallery has received notable gifts and bequests including Francis Bacon's studio and archive and a collection of works by Sean Scully. In 1933, the gallery moved from its temporary residence to Charlemont House built in 1763. In 2006, a new wing was built, doubling the gallery's exhibition spaces. The gallery is a registered charity and is part of Dublin City Council. See www.hughlane.ie.
Grant Period: 6 - 12 months (preferred) commencing in September 2023.
The Commission is seeking applicants who:
- Candidates should already possess a Bachelor of Arts degree at the time of application; In addition, they should also ideally possess a M.A. in Art History or Arts Education;
- Possess excellence (academically, personally, professionally, creatively);
- Candidates should have some proven experience with working in the area of arts education, have excellent interpersonal skills, the ability to work on their own initiative as well as with a team;
- Outline a strong rationale for pursuing this project with the Gallery & Dublin City;
- Demonstrate leadership attributes or potential;
- Indicate how they will benefit the Fulbright Program/Commission in Ireland.
Accepted Degree Levels
Special Application Instructions
In the Fulbright online application, for Award Name please select 'Fulbright/Hugh Lane Gallery Curatorial Award' from the drop down menu.
Foreign Language Proficiency
Fulbright Proposal Types
Letter required for independent study or research at deadline
Applicants are responsible for establishing their affiliation with the Hugh Lane Gallery and including an initial letter of affiliation in their application. The Fulbright Commission can assist with / advise on this process, but applicants should conduct their own initial research and make contact with the Hugh Lane Gallery. When contacting the Hugh Lane with regard to possible letters of affiliation, applicants must attach a CV and max two-page document outlining their experience, a strong rationale for their interest in this placement and pursuing an art education project with the Hugh Lane Gallery and Dublin City. These must be received by the Hugh Lane Gallery by 1 August 2022. Any successful letters of affiliation will then be sent from mid August to early September. Please contact Jessica O'Donnell in the gallery, email: firstname.lastname@example.org with these documents prior to contacting the Commission for advice. Information on the Gallery and its programmes can be viewed here www.hughlane.ie.