Call for Expressions of Interest to present virtual exhibitions of images on the AHRC website

With the AHRC website, now a year old, offering the possibility of presenting a wide range of rich, exciting and highly visual digital content – content that both promotes and is generated by the research community – the AHRC recently launched an Image Gallery to highlight the rich possibilities of the digital image and as a showcase for the work and talents of the arts and humanities research community. With small amounts of funding available to support this activity, the AHRC’s call offers opportunities for researchers in the arts and humanities to submit ideas for display or ‘virtual exhibitions’ on the new AHRC website of between 12 and 15 images, with a new display being added to the website each month and highlighted on the front page of the AHRC site.

Expressions of interest are invited from researchers from all disciplines within the arts and humanities to submit ideas for ‘virtual’ or online exhibitions in the Image Gallery of the AHRC website by the 29th of November, 2013. A total of £4,000 will be available to each successful applicant or group of applicants to prepare, make available and submit their images for exhibitions.

Applicants are required to submit between 3 and 5 sample images in jpeg format along with a 500-word account of the rationale for their exhibition, why it would be appropriate for the AHRC website, what it says about the role of the image in the arts and humanities, and how it relates to the applicant’s current or previous research interests. A short account of the applicant’s research background should also be included.

Each application should include a statement indicating who holds the rights to each of the images proposed for the display and under what conditions the images are being made available (see below).

All applications should be sent to by 4pm on Friday the 29th November 2013.

Applications will go forward to a specially-convened peer review panel and it is expected that 12 applications will be selected for exhibition over the following year. All applicants will be informed of the results within six weeks of the closing date of the call.

Further information is in the call document (pdf 247kb opens in new window)

For further information about this call, please contact Trish Brabham on or 01793 416024.