Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Student Creative

We're looking for a Student Creative

Would you like to be the next MoDiP AUB Student Creative?

Fancy the opportunity to get up close and personal with a museum collection?

Want to see your work on display and inspire others?

Here’s your chance.

The Brief
The aim of the MoDiP Student Creative is to offer all students at AUB an opportunity to create a work inspired by the Museum collections. This could be in any discipline with any creative outcome from physical artwork to film or acting production.

Need inspiration?
Have a look at some of the work from last year’s Student Creatives:

Dorine Bessière cutlery, Adrian Finn ammonite, Rebecca Smith lamp 

The outcome of this project can be within any discipline working with any material but the work must be inspired by the MoDiP collection or its processes and working practice and in line with its mission and purpose (www.modip.ac.uk/about-us). The work will be displayed in the cases outside the museum, 1st floor AUB library, and featured on all of our social media.

Terms and Conditions

  • MoDiP and/or its plastics collection should be at the heart of the project

  • The applicant should expect to spend time looking at the collection and/or talking to the MoDiP team

  • The applicant could work in any discipline (they would not have to work in plastics)

  • The applicant should be prepared to have work displayed at the end of the project and to describe how they have been inspired by MoDiP

  • The applicant will need to give regular updates to the MoDiP team on progress (to ensure deadlines will be met and that the work can be physically displayed)


The successful applicant will be appointed on 4th December 2017 and it is expected that the work will be completed and ready for display on 23rd April 2018. This provides a 20 week period within which to complete the project.


A £250 bursary (including material costs) will be paid to the successful candidate to facilitate the project. Up to 50% can be claimed during the project as material costs are incurred. The remainder will be paid on completion.

Monitoring and evaluation

The resident will be expected to keep the MoDiP team updated with progress reports on a regular basis (to be agreed). This could be either through email including images, or face-to-face.

It is expected that the candidate will write 3 blog posts during the process, complete with images. The first will be a plan for the work, the second being a progress report, and the third showing the work and an overview of the project.

The experience
We expect you to work in a professional manner, engaging with both the collection and the staff of MoDiP. This is an opportunity to have your work published or displayed within a museum setting.

The project can be included in your portfolio of work to show future employers or clients. It will demonstrate working creatively to a deadline and experience of working with real clients.

Appointment will be subject to approval and written support from your tutor.

How to Apply
To apply please submit a proposal of 300-500 words with expected outcomes including how you intend to use the collection. Please include images of some of your previous work. Email modip@aub.ac.uk with ‘Student Creative’ in the subject box.

Closing date: 27th November 2017

Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed (with the opportunity to show your portfolio) on 30th November 2017 and we will let you know our decision on 1st December 2017.

If you would like more information or an informal discussion about the project please contact the MoDiP team by email modip@aub.ac.uk

Katherine Pell (MoDiP Administrator)


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