ANNUAL AWARD, ESSAY PRIZE & GUEST CURATORSHIP

This year the JRSP inaugurates a permanent new awards programme to 'advance the understanding and appreciation of art as a source of knowledge, and to raise awareness of the art of Jeffrey Rubinoff'. It invites applications for three awards: a Postdoctoral Award; the Jeffrey Rubinoff Essay Prize; and a Guest Curatorship.

Please click here for the JRSP Awards and Prizes application package

RUBINOFF POSTDOCTORAL AWARD  |  Aimed at early career researchers anywhere in the world, Postdoctoral Awards support research leading to one or more publications on any subject relating to art and knowledge. Themes might include but are not limited to the connections between visual art and: conscience, cognition and understanding; ethical or political issues; other fields of knowledge; and the sacred or numinous.

RUBINOFF ESSAY PRIZE  |   The Jeffrey Rubinoff Essay Prize is an annual competition open to current undergraduate and Masters-level students anywhere in the world. Inspired by Jeffrey Rubinoff's own cultural insights, it aims to advance understanding of the meaning and value of art. This year's essay question is: In what ways is art a source of knowledge?

JRSP GUEST CURATORSHIP  |  Aimed at current undergraduate or graduate students anywhere in the world, or those who have recently graduated. The award-holder will assist the Sculpture Park's curator in research into the sculpture collection and/or developing new interpretative material.

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JEFFREY RUBINOFF SCHOLARSHIP IN ART AS A SOURCE OF KNOWLEDGE

In 2016, sculptor Jeffrey Rubinoff established an endowment in the University of Victoria's Art History and Visual Studies department for a recurring four-year PhD fellowship in the field of Art as a Source of Knowledge.

The awardees, who will be known as "Rubinoff Scholars in Art as a Source of Knowledge," are selected for the excellence of their research in an area of modern and contemporary art history with a focus on the visual arts.

"My own sculptural work is completely dedicated to art history," says Rubinoff. "Original ideas grow out of original work, which led me to see art as a source of knowledge. Since these insights form the context within which the work becomes meaningful, it is imperative that the general public, artists and art educators understand them if the work is to be fully appreciated."

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JEFFREY RUBINOFF FELLOWSHIP IN ART AS A SOURCE OF KNOWLEDGE

In 2014 Churchill College, Cambridge University jointly established the Jeffrey Rubinoff Fellowship in Art as a Source of Knowledge with sculptor Jeffrey Rubinoff. The Fellowship supports early career postdoctoral researchers working in the field of Art as a Source of Knowledge, with a focus on the visual arts.

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In addition to independent research and teaching, the role of the Rubinoff Fellow is to participate in the annual Jeffrey Rubinoff Sculpture Park Company of Ideas Forum on Hornby Island BC, Canada, as well as at associated events at Cambridge University.

Source: Wikipedia page on Jeffrey Rubinoff

In 2015 Dr. Vid Simoniti, who recently completed his doctoral thesis on the 'The Epistemic Value in Contemporary Art' at the Ruskin School of Art, Oxford University, was selected to be first Rubinoff Fellow.

Please click here for more information on Dr. Vid Simoniti


GUIDED TOURS

Artists, students or interested members of the public who would like to learn more about the sculpture collection are, invited to book an guided study tour.

To book please email:
curator@rubinoffsculpturepark.org


STUDENT PARTICIPATION
IN THE COMPANY OF IDEAS FORUM

Currently enrolled students are invited to apply to participate in the Company of Ideas Forum held each year in late May or June. Please see the Company of Ideas section of our website for more details.

To apply
Please send a motivation letter stating your specific interest in the Forum, your current CV and a writing sample to the JRSP Curator Karun Koernig at curator@rubinoffsculpturepark.org