ARC-LAB Gallery Curatorial Scholarship: Deadline 2 April 2019

Sheena Barrett and Tina Kinsella at the launch of Tremble Tremble by Jesse Jones, the national representation of Ireland at the 57th Venice Biennale (2017), produced with Project Arts Centre, photo by Senija Topcic.


The LAB Gallery at Dublin City Arts Office and IADT are partnering to offer a unique ARC­­­­-LAB Gallery Curatorial Scholarship 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 €15,000 and MA tuition fees of €6,000. The ARC­­­­-LAB Scholar will also be provided with a dedicated desk and research space in Dublin City Arts Office, mentorship and professional guidance from The LAB Gallery, and research supervision from IADT.

Applicants must submit a Curatorial Project Proposal (1000 words), which outlines their approach to the gallery as an experimental research space and/or the role of the curator in engaging publics.

Applications should be emailed to marked with subject heading ARC-LAB Gallery Curatorial Scholarship.

The application deadline is Tuesday 2 April 2019, 4pm.

Shortlisted applicants will be called for interview.

Scholarship applicants must have an undergraduate qualification of 2nd Class Honours or higher at Honours Degree level, in any discipline area, or provide evidence of equivalent prior learning experience. This Scholarship is only open to applicants from within the EU.

Scholarship applicants are required to submit a Curatorial Project Proposal, two letters of reference (educational or professional) and a completed IADT postgraduate application form, available at:

For additional details of the ARC-LAB Gallery Curatorial Scholarship conditions and work schedule please download the Information for Applicants