Call for Artistic Research Projects

post-master and Phd levels




Deadline: 12/01/2015   to start in May 2015 (or later)
Selection talks : 27&28/01/2014    (please keep these days free!)


a.pass is a one year artistic research program open to artists and theoreticians with an interest in exploring the performative and/or spatial dimensions of their practice.

if you are working in the performing arts and want to start an artistic research in a professional research environment, free from production constraints,

or if the concepts of performativity or/and scenography are (relatively) new to you and you want to explore them in-depth, in relation to your own practice

then a.pass (advanced performance and scenography studies) can offer you a one year post master program in which you develop your research project. In a context of self-organization and collaboration you create a personal trajectory through workshops, individual mentorings and interactions with the other participants. At the end of this period, you present and communicate your research.

beside the post master programs a.pass invites artists and theoreticians engaged in a PhD in the Arts to develop independent artistic and transdisciplinary projects producing knowledge and tools relating to the key issues of the a.pass program.
The a.pass context is designed to give the possibility to develop your skills as an independent and critical researcher and provides you with the context and instruments that answer to your specific questions and needs. Participants of a.pass manage their own research in continuous interaction with the other participants and, by doing so, engage in the organization of the shared curriculum.
practical: The a.pass program is a 12-month program consisting of three blocks of four months. The first three months of each block take place within the organized collective research environment. Participants develop their personal trajectory in a constant communication with the other participants and co-ordinators, through participation in workshops, with feed-back from dedicated mentors and through the choice of personal mentors. The last month of each block is open for the further individual development of the research project.

take a look! If you would like to take a closer look into our practices, we kindly invite you to come to the next public presentations. Our current a.pass participants are presenting their cases on 23rd and 24th of January 2015 in our spaces at the Bottelarij in Brussels (address see bellow). More information will be available on our new webpage soon!


What is a.pass?

a.pass is an artistic research environment that develops research on performativity and scenography, in an international artistic and educational context.

a.pass offers a one-year artistic research training program at post-master level for artists and theoreticians, based on the principles of self-organization, collaboration and transdisciplinarity. a.pass participants develop an independent artistic research project, with a personalized curriculum in a shared and collectively created research environment. 

The a.pass artistic research center develops, documents and archives tools for qualitative and relevant artistic research practices. The research center uses this growing archive to communicate and interact with the artistic and educational field and functions as a forum for the development of a critical approach on artistic research. a.pass emphasizes the relation between the research practices and a broader societal field, and encourages engaged transdisciplinary practices.

In the context of its artistic research center, a.pass offers a tailor-made PhD trajectory for doctoral students that gives the possibility to develop the practice-based part of their PhD research in collective research environment.

Most workshops in a.pass are open to outside participants. Please check our new PUBLIC WORKSHOPS on the news page. 


a.pass

Delaunoystraat 58-64, B17
1080 Brussels (Molenbeek)
Belgium


info@apass.be
+32 2 411 49 16