Scholars and artists in residence (SAR)
1996 James H Barker
Call for applications for 2013
Closing: 5pm Friday 31 August 2012
Are you an academic, an artist, a performer or a professional working in the audiovisual area? The National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA) invites proposals from people who wish to conduct research into the national audiovisual collection.
We expect that the research outcomes of the Scholars and Artists in Residence (SAR Fellows) will increase awareness about the NFSA throughout the scholarly, artistic and broader community, both nationally and internationally.
It is desirable that the research align with the NFSA’s research and project themes and activities outlined in the downloadable general information for applicants (pdf) below.
The NFSA Research fellowships offer:
- Facilitated access to the national collection of 1.7 million items
- Close collaboration with NFSA curatorial and technical experts
- Access to the library
- Onsite accommodation and fully equipped work space in the NFSA residence in Canberra
- Free entry to Arc cinema and other NFSA events
Preference will be given to those applicants who identify an unbroken research period and who present a fresh interpretation of the national audiovisual collection.
SAR Fellows will be required to produce the following outcomes:
- A presentation to staff and invited guests
- Research report and evaluation of residency
- A curated clip/sound bite and/or research essay for upload to the research pages of the NFSA website
Other outcomes, such as events, presentations and further publication platforms can be negotiated.
Applications for SAR Fellowships are invited for periods of between four and eight weeks between February and mid-December 2013. Applications close on Friday 31 August 2012 and notifications will commence Friday 5 October.
For further information about the application process, please contact:
Jenny Gall – Manager, Scholars and Artists in Residence Program
Tel: +61 2 6248 2129
Email: Jenny Gall