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Master Performing Public Space (Netherlands) – Call For Artists

Master Performing Public Space (Netherlands) – Call For Artists

[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] Fontys announces a call for artists for  for the international Master Performing Public Space (PPS) focused on a variety of art disciplines who currently focus on public space as their artistic environment. The program is committed to understanding how cultural developments can produce meaningful change within our shared spaces, based on the idea that public space exists only when it is socially performed.

In a time in which political and social structures are re-considered heavily, PPS offers a flexible and innovative environment to artistically question, redefine and reclaim public space in its broadest sense. Combining an interdisciplinary range of approaches and subjects, with an equally diverse range of research methods, PPS creates the opportunity for artists to explore their practice and its potential in public space. Creatives with a background in theatre, dance, circus, music, fine arts, architecture, digital arts, and graphic design are welcome to join this program.

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Apply by: 31 March 2023

Master Performing Public Space Program format

  • One-Year
  • International
  • Full-Time
  • Multidisciplinary
  • Blended-learning program: continuous online education and bootcamps (intensive weeks hosted on-site in Tilburg, the Netherlands)

The primary goal of the program is to enable students to adopt an independent and critical reflective attitude while inventively switching between different roles in the organizational process of their artistic research. This Master offers its students the necessary tools to perform critically and effectively as artists and researchers, able to navigate complex modes and methods surrounding the contemporary artistic process and result.

Why this study?

  • International art and research community
  • Individual coaching and collective experimentation
  • Work in an interdisciplinary setting
  • Strengthen critical and artistic positioning
  • 24/7 access to the online learning platform

“Performing Public Space helped me develop the vocabulary and mindset for investigative artistic practice which I can apply to solve pressing spatial issues, both digital and physical.”

– Helen Scarlett O’Neill / Artist / PPS graduate 2020 / UK

About Fontys

The Master Performing Public Space is part of Fontys Fine and Performing Arts in Tilburg. Fifteen different art courses are taught at Fontys Fine and Performing Arts. Dance, music, visual arts, design, theatre, and circus can all be found within this institute.

Fontys Fine and Performing Arts’ ambitions includes development into an interdisciplinary arts institute that collaborates in a dynamic way with partners from the professional field. In the process, Fontys distinctly wants to search for connection with international partners. In our urban and regional areas, Fontys wants to be an indicator and a collaboration partner, participating in relevant activities based on knowledge, experience, and creativity.

For more information, contact fhkpublicspace@fontys.nl.

Image: Lukáš Palatinus / Jitka Čechová, PPS Graduate 2022

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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.

For more information, contact info@clarkhulingsfund.org.

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