/ Politics of Small Places
PhD Studentship: Collaborative Doctoral Award
Deveron Projects - in collaboration with the Geddes Institute and Architecture Programme at the University of Dundee and the Anthropology Dept of University of Aberdeen - is offering an opportunity to undertake a fully funded PhD entitled The Politics of Small Places. The research would be based on Patrick Geddes’ thinking, who argued that engagement with our urban and rural environments was the basis for strong communities, lasting local identities, and thoughtful political action. The aim of The Politics of Small Places is to investigate the relevance of Geddes’ thought to contemporary rural environments. It aims to do this through the development of a program of practice‐based research projects with Deveron Projects. We are looking for enthusiastic candidates from a range of disciplines (anthropology, art, sociology, architecture, etc) that can bring a passion of making the workings of Huntly, our rural market town visible. Candidates should be interested in the visual representation of information and the exhibition format as a means of exploration and debate. This is a fantastic opportunity for someone interested in working with a thriving community arts organisation. The candidate selection is conditional on successful application to the University of Dundee PhD programme. More information can be found on the Scottish Graduate School website; where you can also download the guidance documents. Available to UK residents (some restrictions apply). Interested candidates should contact either firstname.lastname@example.org or Lorens Holm at the University of Dundee as soon as possible to discuss informally. Please send a CV with your email.
Candidates going forward should be prepared to submit a 1000 word research proposal by Monday 10 December 2018.
/ Training Programmes
Our training programmes provide opportunities for recent graduates, junior curators and individuals from other disciplines to gain valuable experience in working in socially engaged arts in a rural context, as well as giving them access to an extensive network of contacts to take forward into their careers. We also value the skills and experiences that people bring to our organisation on these programmes from all over the country and world. In an economy where post graduate employment is rare, particularly in the arts, these training programmes provide a supportive, integrated and tailored period of work for those wishing to pursue careers in the cultural sectors. Deveron Projects is committed to provide ethical traineeships which are supportive and based on the learning needs of those who join the team. We offer accommodation and stipends to ensure nobody is disadvantaged to come and work with us.
This is suitable for students and recent graduates with an interest in working with artists in residence in the community context. Experience is offered in all forms of arts administration and facilitation, event organisation, budgeting/accountancy, marketing and project management. This position is normally offered on a three monthly basis. We pay a stipend of £50 and offer accommodation in a shared house. Please send us a CV and letter of interest (one page max.) if you are interested. This is an excellent development opportunity for recent graduates with an interest in the operations of a contemporary arts organisation. You can also download the job description or contact us for more information.
You can read about past interns and their reports here.
Erasmus Students Internship Programme
A programme for European students sponsored by Erasmus, which aims at bringing together internship providers and students seeking an internship opportunity in Britain. We offer this to students from a wide range of disciplines. Previous Erasmus interns came from the arts, accountancy, international politics, European Sociology and other areas of study. Students are offered free accommodation and are paid a stipend directly by Erasmus. Please contact us via Erasmus if you want to apply.
We also offer work placement and volunteering opportunities tailored around individuals’ ability and interest. This can range from placements for local school pupils to people wanting to gaining some work experience in the arts, community work or events management.
If you are a student or tutor in education and interested in working with us on credited work placements, please get in touch!