WHICH PROFESSIONAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & CONNECTIONS DO RECENTLY GRADUATED ARTISTS NEED, TO DEVELOP A REMARKABLE CAREER IN THE ARTS?
WHEN: Monday 5th to Friday 9th of July 2021
WHERE: OnLine – with live streams from MUNICH (DE)
Download here the program & open call
Build your professional artistic backbone: Summer training for emerging artists focuses on new ways of learning for young artists who want to obtain valuable professional knowledge, practical skills & meaningful connections that their academic studies do not offer
Aim of the program:
Build your professional artistic backbone: Summer training for emerging artists is tailored to bring together 15 local and international artists.
It includes more than 30 hours of learning, discussing, visiting and interactive activities, tailored to the needs of young artists. You will gain hands-on knowledge on fair art practice, grants & residencies applications; become aware of how the art world works and what is the relationship between artists, their ideas and their representation in the world’s art stage.
You will connect with peer artists from several countries, across a range of disciplines and different skills.
The training is designed to equip you with the collaborative, practical, creative and professional knowledge, skills and connections that will support you to make the next step into becoming an independent professional practitioner in arts.
How will it work?
During an intensive and dynamic week (Monday 5th – Friday 9th of July 2021) of interactive workshops and activities, you will learn the existing dynamic of the art world, gain knowledge on artist statement, on artists´portfolio & make your own, learn how to apply for artists´in residencies program, and grants applications, and promote a fair art practice by activating the community.
Exchange knowledge with several art professionals including, curators, galleries, founders of art initiatives; break-out conversations and presentations spiced up by fun activities and guest artists.
Build your professional artistic backbone: Summer training for emerging artists is tailored to provide fifteen recently graduated artists the chance to acquire the knowledge, skills and connections that are needed to start developing a remarkable career, and immerse into Munich’s international art scene.
In this challenging period, where the cultural scene is strongly impacted by the current pandemic, the recent graduates are even more. With no exhibitions, events and even postponed or online graduation shows, there wasn’t any place for real connections. Connections that usually happen with interesting conversation and set the start of a professional relationship.
Moreover, in the uncertainty of our near future, graduated artists have higher chances to fall into the so-called “Black hole”.
This unsure period after their graduation, that due to the lack of professionals knowledge, skills and connections in their academic curricula, let most of the art graduates abandon the artistic career. This is what we want to avoid by offering them a solid bridge that recent graduates can walk on while gaining the confidence, knowledge, skills and connections to start building up the professional backbone to develop their career in the arts.
Are you a graduated artist or an artist that has a solid artistic background who wants to:
- Gain new professional knowledge and skills in the field of arts and its intersections;
- Discover and become aware of the International and local artistic scene in Munich;
- Connect to curators and initiatives, institutions and gallerists;
- Become inspired by a “new” cultural scene and meet other international artists;
- Develop a better understanding of possible strategies and opportunities to further develop your career.
- Build a solid professional backbone to make the next steps in your career.
Due to the current pandemic, the training program will be online and interactive, we also plan fun online and offline activities where the participants can mingle. (Surely, meeting in person would have been wonderful, in this year we also learned how to make great online events!)
Each participant will receive a toolkit with all the programs and content that you can independently watch in advance and refer to it anytime you will need it.
The workshops are highly interactive and created in order to maximise your participation and learning.
You will learn by actively doing.
Why should I take part?
Participants will leave with the professional knowledge, new skills, remarkable networks and an action plan for the next steps in their professional lives.
You can check the whole program in the download.
Once completed, the participants will also have 2 hours of extra coaching as a follow up session of the professional training program.
Send your CV & portfolio, with a motivational letter to firstname.lastname@example.org by May 30 th 2021.
The fee of the summer school is 250 euros, which includes the whole program, all the activities involved and learning tools that you can always have access to.
( You will receive a post package from us with the material)
There is also the possibility to apply for a scholarship*, If you would like to apply to receive a scholarship please mention this in your application.
Artist from The Netherlands check here (session 3)
For artists based in Munich, Platform is offering 4 scholarships.
For artists based in other countries please get in touch with us.
The artists participating in the Summer training will be selected by the following jury members:
Damian Lentini, Haus der Kunst
Franziska Linhardt, Museum Brandhorst
Julia Lachenmann, Belleparais
Jessica Capra, The Artist and the Others
Lotte van den Hoogen, PLATFORM
Send your CV & portfolio, with a motivational letter (or video record your motivation) to email@example.com by May 30th 2021.
Selected participants will be notified on the 12th of June.
If you missed the Instagram Live about the program, find it here