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Ruby Jana Sircar

How to apply for art funding? And where to apply?


© Joanna Pianka, esel.at

Austria has great opportunities to get your art and work funded  - we just need to find the right door to walk into the funding cake. And then - how to decide and when to apply? How to get to know the commissions and whom to contact?
Most important: how to make your work seen and publicly available for funding institutions? Let’s discuss application do’s and don’ts, financing plans and cost calculations as well as your resumes and how to adapt them to funding requirements.

Ruby Jana Sircar
I love pop culture and how it represents itself in diasporic public spaces, especially when it wears an anti-colonial face.Current favourite examples are Ms. Marvel and Master of None. Performance and language, sound and migration, capital and image are the basic building blocks of my artistic and scientific work: at the Academy of Fine Arts - whether as a teacher or works council member -, on the board of IG Bildende Kunst and the Vereinigung Bildender Künstler:innen Österreich. In my dissertation Liquid Homelands (Edition Schlebrügge, 2008), at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, I dealt with the role of women in the South Asian diaspora and how they are represented in popular music. As well as researching diasporic and feminist structures of everyday life during my fellowship at the Jan van Eyck Academie Maastricht (2007), as research coordinator for Initiative Minderheiten for the project Good Luck! Migration Heute (Mandelbaum Verlag, 2011) or as a university assistant at the Institute for Contemporary Art, TU Graz. Each time I was fortunate to work in collective structures.

Guest lecture, 13.3.2024, 3 pm