participantsWhat is expected of the participants / students?
That they follow three blocks - each time with the relevant curators - and this, preferably consecutively: their training thus covers a period of 12 months.
That in this time they develop the project they submitted, not only by working on their own projects but also by actively investing in the group, in the sharing of research results with other participants and at times with a broader audience.
That they define most of the training programme themselves, based on the needs they had when they submitted their research project and during the project's development. Those needs can be either of a practical, theoretical and/or methodological nature. This implies that the questions and problems which arise during the APT work process have to inspire the mentors and lecturers taking part in the programme. But at the same time participants are expected to create a proper context for these 'guests' by convincing other participants of the significance of their contribution and by 'ploughing', as it were, a 'field of ideas' wherein the contribution can benefit the entire group. In this way, one participant's needs can become an opportunity for other participants and the 'chaotic' nature of the training programme can lead to meaningful, appealing and challenging comparisons between one another's practices.
Participants can join the 12-month project at the beginning of each new block. APT has a maximum capacity of 15 participants