Fontys announces a call for artists for the Performing Public Space Master Program 2020. This research program is open to artists from all disciplines focusing on public space as their artistic work environment. Become part of an international learning community by joining this blended program – online and on-site intensives in the Netherlands. Apply with your individual research project and develop it together with your assigned artistic coach, peers, and an international network of artists and researchers.
Deadline: 31 May 2020
This new Master Program offers an enriching and flexible research environment which directly relates to the artist’s current artistic work in public space.
The teaching methods are designed to be highly adaptable. Individual coaching is paired with 24/7 access to the online interaction platform that, together with regular on-site intensive weeks held in the Netherlands, will make participants part of a sustainable creative international community.
Performing Public Space Master Program 2020 Artist Benefits
This Master Program focuses strongly on building an international learning environment based on a like-minded and ambitious group of creatives. They seek to strengthen their international arts network and analyze the versatile facets of public space. An artistic mind will be refined as a consequence of breaking down barriers. It will become more developed via interaction with people from other cultures, backgrounds, and artistic disciplines.
Combining or interacting with other artistic forms is an interesting way to improve one’s understanding of artistic form. The best artists will typically be those with a wide appreciation. This appreciation naturally comes as a consequence of interacting with like-minded but fundamentally different people. A problem solved by students originating from different cultures, which this Master Program not only supports, but also actively encourages.
Combining an interdisciplinary range of approaches including critical theory and other modes of analysis with an equally diverse range of research methods, the program offers creatives the opportunity to explore the impact of producing work in public space.
So defined is the course’s approach to flexibility and forward-thinking, it is designed for creatives from a variety of art disciplines. Creatives with a background in theatre, dance, circus, music, fine arts, architecture, digital arts, and graphic design are welcome to join this program. In fact, graduates of all art disciplines will be considered for this program.
On-site Boot Camps
The full-time blended learning program combines online and on-site learning. While the program lasts one year, the majority of study will occur online via a learning platform. While working on individual projects in your home country, you will have access to the 24/7 online platform for intensive research and creative dialogue with your peers and mentors.
In addition, successful applicants will be invited to join on-site intensive boot camps in the Netherlands – three occasions per year (two weeks each, for a total of six-weeks). In order to enrich interaction and to expose students to a variety of working methods, the boot camps, held in Tilburg, provide the necessary setting and hands-on approach to investigate, develop, and test work in the field – the public space.
An experienced team of teachers, creative leaders, distinguished visiting artists, and partner organizations will provide the necessary cross-disciplinary support, knowledge, and guidance throughout the program. The teaching methods are designed to be highly adaptable. Students will be asked to actively engage with the program’s community. They will co-shape the content of the program to their individual needs.
Fontys is one of the largest universities of applied sciences in the Netherlands. They offer a variety of bachelors and masters programmes in English. They have more international students than any other university in the Netherlands, with students of more than 80 nationalities.
Fontys offers 29 international Bachelors and Masters programmes in English including the Master Performing Public Space. They cover a wide range of fields: ICT, Engineering, Fine and Performance Arts, Marketing, Business, Communication, and Physiotherapy. They welcome a large number of International students to join one of our 50 English-taught exchange programmes.
Programmes are very diverse: a mix of theory, application of knowledge, internships, and graduation assignments. One part of the programmes is the minor which gives students the opportunity to broaden or deepen their knowledge. This is possible at Fontys, at another Dutch Higher Education Institute, or abroad at one of many international partner universities.
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