This Intensive Summer School focuses on new ways of learning for young artists who want to obtain valuable practical skills that their academic studies do not offer.
By giving them the possibility to gather pivotal knowledge, skills and connections, it physically supports the participants to develop themselves as professional artists by initiating and enriching their professional network.
Through a period of 5 days, artists from across the world will be immersed in the Dutch cultural scene together with international experts and participants.
They will learn about specific and relevant professional topics that most academies are lacking in the curriculum proposed. Participants will:
Participants will meet up with several stakeholders such as curators, museum directors and gallerists to gain insight and become aware of the current dynamics of the international & Dutch scene. Extend their understanding of the art world, expand their connections, be inspired by different fellows and present their work/portfolio to experienced and renowned professionals.
Are you a graduated international and local artist who wants to:
One of the highlights of the Summer School is the contribution of international experts who are main actors in shaping and reflecting on the current art field.
Check more details here.
Send your CV & Motivation letter to firstname.lastname@example.org by June 30th. 2020
DAY 1: Monday 24th of August 2020
10:00 -12:30 Introductory morning & Workshop
12:30- 13:30 Lunch
13:30 – 16:30 Workshop on presentation skills & presentation of all the artists involved to the others participants.
16:30 – 18:30 Special tour around Maastricht and its culturally revitalised industrial area (Sphinx Quartier)
19:00 BBQ together
Specific aims of the Day 1:
9:00 Meeting place
9:30 – 12:00 Discussion
> Meeting with Joep Vossebeld (B32 – Bonnefantenmuseum – Oda Park Venlo) and Wouter Huis founder of Greylight projects (Heerlen & Brussels)
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch
13:30 – 15:30 Discussion
> Meeting with gallerists Marieke Severens ( Pontarte Maastricht): facing the contemporary challenges of exhibiting young artists.
16:00 – 18:00 Tour and discussion at the Jan Van Eyck Academy
> Discussion with Bruno Alves de Almeida, Jan Van Eyck academy curator and Resident Liaison and some of the Van Eyck participants.
Hold by EMILIA TELESE a full day workshop
9:00 13:00 Workshop (Session 1)
The Artist as professional: relationships between artists, society, markets and the world economy (workshop by Emilia Telese)
The goal of the workshop:
> Introduction to the different roles and places of artists in society; the concept of artists as professionals. Work rights, concepts and ideas of being an artist in today’s economy.
> How does the art world work, and what is the relationship between artists, their ideas and their representation in the world’s art stage?
An outline of the contemporary art world in different countries; different kinds of art scenes and different ways artists can interact with them.
> Can you live by art alone?
A practical session discussing ways in which artists can create a sustainable, independent career:
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
14.00 – 18.00 Workshop (Session 2) – Project Management (by Emilia Telese)
Content of the session: Towards new business model for Artists
Theoretical part: How to manage your career; how to create a workflow of funded projects to generate a living; how to deal with institutions and collaborators; copyright issues; creating a self-employed practice; minimising risk; calculating your rate of pay – practice sustainability.
Practical part: Project mind-mapping exercise – each student will create a mind map of their art project and this will be analysed in the session.
I will also ask students to bring their written work description, statement, and get feedback on it.
Each of the participants will also reflect on the management of their own career, defining their network, stakeholders and future steps.
In the partnership with SEA Foundation, AiR- Brabant, PARK and Leo XIII
09.01 Transfer by train from Maastricht to Tilburg
10:45 – 13:15 Discussion
> Meeting with Niek Hendrix & Kunstpodium T
13:15-14.00 Lunch at Kunstpodium T
14:20 – 16:30 Visit of the SEA Foundation & discussion
In cooperation also with AiR- Brabant, PARK and Leo XIII
17.00 Visit of the Museum de Pont
18.00 Dinner at De Pont
Staying in Tilburg for the Night!
Location: Sea Foundation, Tilburg
10.00- 13.00 Workshop in Partnership with Platform BK
Topic: What is a Fair Art Practice: How can artists sustain themselves?
14:00 – 18:30 Portfolio review with different curators, gallerists & stakeholders
Participants of the summer school will have an opportunity to personally talk to relevant stakeholders from the Netherlands and Belgium who will give them a portfolio review. One to one feedback sessions with cultural stakeholders and professionals from different fields will allow young artists to test their practice and gain a better understanding of how to apply their work within a professional context.
19.00 Farewell Dinner at Kunstpodium
Send your CV & Motivation letter to email@example.com by June 30th, 2020
Please, make sure to express in your motivation letter ( no longer than a page) on why you are a good candidate to join the Summer School.
The participation fee for the summer school is 450 €* (The early bird price of 400 was valid until 30th of May 2020)
This fee includes all professional trainings, accomodations* (from Sunday 24th of August to Saturday 29th of August 2020), food, transportation between Maastricht & Tilburg.
* It is possible to pay in 4 terms.
*In case you won’t need an accomodation, please get in touch with us.
The foundation and its partners will select the artists in order to create a diversity that can benefit all the applicants. In this way, the school will also function as a harvest hub for sharing knowledge and connecting professionals from all over the world.
The maximum number of participants is 10. This is because we aim to keep the quality as high as possible, and in this way, wIth a close group, participants have the chance to initiate in depth discussion and tutors will have the time to focus on each of them.
at the same time, with a smaller group, we will be able to respect all the norms in action for preventing the spreading of the Covid-19.
The summer school is initiated by The Artist and the Others and Kunstpodium T, and realised thanks to the financial support of Maastricht Municipality and the Province of Brabant.