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Master Performing Public Space (Netherlands) – Call For Artists

Master Performing Public Space (Netherlands) – Call For Artists

[Sponsored Listing] The Master Performing Public Space of Fontys School of Fine & Performing Arts in the Netherlands is looking for goal-oriented creatives, who are currently developing artistic work in public space. Are you a committed artist who wants to recreate public space as a shared space for social, political, and ethical confrontation?

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Deadline: 31 May 2021

European artists can apply till May 31, 2021. For non-EU students the deadline is March 31, 2021.

With a distance learning program, Fontys encourages creatives who are committed to society to enrich a current or new project in public space with an advanced artistic research. During this 1 year study program, students will be asked to reflect on their individual work in progress, and to co-investigate intervention practices in public space. Become part of an international network of like-minded artists and experience 3 intensive bootcamps in the Netherlands. This Master opens the door to a PhD, municipalities, and companies with an interest in public space.

Many art courses talk about innovation, but none have done so much to educate a new generation of artists than Fontys Arts in the Netherlands, with their new Master program, Performing Public Space. The mission of the program is to guide artists that wish to leave behind conventional spaces, that want to re-think and re-discover shared spaces. Creatives with a background in theatre, dance, circus, music, fine arts, architecture, digital arts, and graphic design are welcome to join this program.

Take your profession to a next level with the advanced Master Performing Public Space starting in September 2021!

Master Performing Public Space Benefits

Artists will become part of an international network of artists and researchers. They will be introduced to multiple art forms and working methodologies, all focusing on creating art in public spaces. The fact that this is an international one-year master program will make every working group individual very multidisciplinary. You will be working with your own coach throughout the program, guiding you and your individual project.

“The combination of individual distant work and intensive group work is functional for this kind of program and offers a big agency to the artists.” – Danae Theodoridou, Program Coach

“Having an international network gives artists the possibility to understand and get different perspectives. And this is very important as artists, to have this discussion.” – Alessandro Carboni, Artist/Researcher

“I think something that’s really enriching about working as an artist in the public space is the direct contact with the passers-by.” – Vitória Aquino, Graduate 2018

“If we look outside of the traditional infrastructure, we see so many possibilities for art.” – Karen Neervoort, Dean of Fontys Arts

About Fontys

Fontys is a future-oriented university of applied sciences in the Netherlands. They offer bachelor’s, master’s, and courses in various fields. Their mission: to provide inspiring, challenging, and excellent higher professional education and to conduct practice-oriented research that is truly meaningful to society.

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2019 Business Accelerator Program – Call For Artists

2019 Business Accelerator Program – Call For Artists

The Clark Hulings Fund for Visual Artists (CHF) announces a call for artists for the 2019 Business Accelerator Program, an intensive year-long course of business study for professional working artists. Through this innovative web-based program, currently in its fifth year, the national nonprofit organization provides visual artists with business training needed to succeed as entrepreneurs and make a complete living through the creation of their art.

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Deadline: 30 Sept 2018

To thrive economically, artists must fund and operate their businesses while creating salable work that still realizes their creative vision. Visual artists are fully capable of achieving these goals. They need access to the right resources and skills. This is the goal of CHF’s comprehensive 2019 Business Accelerator Program.

2019 Business Accelerator Program Artist Benefits

The program is a year-long, intensive course of business study for visual artists. It is designed to impart the necessary business training to succeed as entrepreneurs and make a complete living through the creation of their art. Fellows in the program receive customized business training, publicity, network-building opportunities, and one-on-one support to boost their careers and help make their businesses self-sustaining.

The program consists of broad strategic workshops and labs delivered by remote technology (a laptop or desktop computer is required). It provides participants with practical knowledge that is actionable in the real world. It includes information about how to develop a business strategy, build a compelling brand narrative, find buyers for their art, negotiate contracts, handle copyrights, communicate more effectively, and manage their finances and taxes. Each workshop is led by an expert in the pertinent subject matter. The labs are deep dives that include extensive time for Q&A. This allows Fellows time to obtain feedback on specific questions and hear the perspectives of their peers.

About The Clark Hulings Fund for Visual Artists

The Clark Hulings Fund for Visual Artists (CHF) is a 501(c)(3). CHF supports visual artists like Clark Hulings, a nationally acclaimed American painter who embarked on his career when he was 40 years old, abandoning a thriving profession as a commercial illustrator to (in his words) teach himself to be a gallery painter. He was fortunate that he could finance this transition himself with savings from his illustration work.

Hulings believed that artistic development can and should occur continually. He never stopped trying to become a better artist, honing his craft until he was well into his 80s. He understood that no matter how great the talent or strong the discipline, the door to success swings on financial pegs. Career advancement is predicated on an artist’s ability to seize and exploit opportunities, especially unanticipated ones. This is why CHF offers exactly this kind of support.

Hulings understood the challenges of being a representational artist at a time when abstraction reigned. For that reason, CHF supports visual artists regardless of the styles or movements in which they work. CHF’s intent is to help professional, working artists thrive economically from the art that they choose to create and to bring about the kind of comprehensive cultural change that fills our world with a wide variety of art.

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