AWARDS PROGRAMME

The JRSP has supported the study of art since 2008, with major donations to the University of Cambridge and the University of Victoria, as well as through its ongoing Company of Ideas Forums that take place every year on Hornby Island. In early 2017 it endowed an Educational Programme to ‘advance the understanding and appreciation of art as a source of knowledge, and to raise awareness of the art of Jeffrey Rubinoff’, directed by Cambridge art historian Dr James Fox. This programme includes the Company of Ideas Forums, as well as an annual student awards programme for a Postdoctoral Award, a Graduate Essay Award, and a Guest Curatorship. In addition, the Educational Programme supports the research and writing costs of an ongoing publication series on art and knowledge. In the future a lecture series and international academic conference are planned as well.

2020 Jeffrey Rubinoff Postdoctoral Award (Call Open)

On the subject of Art as a Sources of Knowledge

Aimed at early career researchers anywhere in the world, Postdoctoral Awards offer $7,000 CAD (roughly $5,300 USD or £4,100) to 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: cognition and understanding; ethical or political issues; other fields of knowledge; and the sacred or numinous.

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Eligibility and Requirements

  • Postdoctoral Awards are open to applicants from any discipline in the Arts or Sciences.
  • You are EITHER a graduate student in the latter stages of your PhD degree OR you have submitted your PhD thesis within three years of the application deadline.
  • The JRSP must be acknowledged in all publications resulting from the Award.
  • The JRSP requires copies of any published material to be offered to its archive, and made available for internal consultation and distribution.
  • You are required to present your research in person at a Company of Ideas Forum, which takes place at the Sculpture Park every June. All travel expenses will be covered.

To apply

Applicants should submit the following:

  • Cover letter.
  • CV/resumé.
  • Name and contact details of one referee.
  • Research statement of no more than 1,000 words describing past, current and future research. Please indicate what output(s) will result from the Award.
  • A writing sample of no more than 10,000 words (this can be an excerpt from a doctoral dissertation or recent publication).

Click here for a PDF version of the 2020 JRSP Postdoctoral-Award application

Applications should be submitted to awards@rubinoffsculpturepark.org by Friday 31 January 2020.

Please direct queries to the JRSP’s Manager-Curator karun@rubinoffsculpturepark.org

2019 Jeffrey Rubinoff Post-Graduate Essay Award (Call closed)

On any subject related to the work of sculptor Jeffrey Rubinoff

The Jeffrey Rubinoff Graduate Essay Award is an annual competition open to current postgraduate students anywhere in the world. Successful applicants will receive $3,000 CAD (roughly $2,300 USD or £1,750) to research and write an original essay responding to any aspect of the sculpture of Jeffrey Rubinoff or The Jeffrey Rubinoff Sculpture Park. Candidates will travel to the Park in June 2019 to conduct initial field research and attend the Company of Ideas Forum (24-27 June 2019). They will develop their topic with support from staff at the JRSP, submitting a typed and footnoted essay of 3-4,000 words by Monday 2 December 2019. They will return to Canada to present their completed essay to the following Forum (scheduled for 22-25 June 2020). All travel expenses will be covered.

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Eligibility and Requirements

  • Graduate Essay Awards are open to current postgraduate students working in any discipline in the Arts or Sciences.
  • The JRSP will archive the finished essay and may use it for internal consultation and distribution.
  • You will be available to travel to Canada in June 2019 and June 2020. 

To apply

Applicants should submit the following:

  • Cover letter (Please indicate your suitability for the Award, and describe what initially interests you about the sculpture or the Sculpture Park).
  • CV/resumé.
  • A writing sample of up to 10,000 words (this can be an essay or dissertation).
  • Name and contact details of one academic referee.

Applications should be submitted to awards@jrsp.com by Friday 11 January 2019.

Further details can be found at http://www.rubinoffsculpturepark.org/activities.php

Please direct queries to the JRSP’s Manager-Curator karun@rubinoffsculpturepark.org

2018 Jeffrey Rubinoff Guest Curator Award (Call closed)

On organizing exhibit of Jeffrey Rubinoff’s studio and working process

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. This year’s project aims to examine the JRSP’s use of visual counterpoint. Other projects might include: a new analysis of the sculptures in Series 6; the development of possible exhibitions or displays in the sculptor’s former workshop; analyzing and cataloguing electronic 3D drawings; or devising activities for student groups at various levels. The Award covers the cost of travel to Hornby Island and provides accommodation near the park for 1-2 weeks in May/June 2018, or on dates to be mutually agreed.

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Eligibility and Requirements

  • Guest Curatorships are open to applicants from any discipline in the Arts or Sciences.
  • You are EITHER a current undergraduate or postgraduate student OR you have graduated within ONE YEAR of the application deadline.
  • You may be invited to attend the Company of Ideas Forum, which will take place at the Sculpture Park 25-27 June 2018.

 

To apply

Applicants should submit the following:

  • Cover letter.
  • CV/resumé.
  • Name and contact details of one referee.
  • A statement (of no more than 1,000 words) describing why you want the position, what you find appealing about the JRSP, and any specific proposals for interpretative material.
  • Please indicate your preferred dates of travel.

Applications should be submitted to awards@rubinoffsculpturepark.org by Wednesday 31 January 2018.

Further details can be found at http://www.rubinoffsculpturepark.org/activities.php

 Please direct queries to the JRSP’s Manager-Curator karun@rubinoffsculpturepark.org

2020 Awards Application Packages