Zuyd premium program provides students the knowledge, skills, and connections they need to avoid the feeling of falling into a “Blackhole” after graduating and give them a supportive professional backbone while they are still studying.
Zuyd Premium program:
- Connects students of different faculties within the Maastricht Institute of Arts; this allows artists to create a supportive network and learn from each other. It makes it easier to develop projects together.
- Connect students to the art and cultural scene in and beyond Maastricht and its Euregio.
- Allows students to extend their connections outside their academies during (also) the early stage of their academic curriculum.
- Leads the graduating students into the professional world, thanks to coaches who will provide and share the knowledge and the “how-to” they need to know to enter their specific “job field.”
Structure of the program:
Through a series of tailored workshops, field trips, and activities, students of the Maastricht Institute of Arts will have the chance to get to know pivotal tools, be inspired by experts and organizations that are innovative for their sector, and learning from experienced professionals within several fields.
In particular, the program aims to create a balance by providing (critical) knowledge on how to write subsidies and residencies applications to create a powerful personal presentation that you can always use to present yourself and your work. It provides you tools, such as the one needed to create a sustainable and fair art practice and connect the students to inspiring professionals from the fields.
A lot of people talk about success, but what is success? How can we define it?
The Premium program will address you on the path to create a sustainable practice.
Within the program, graduating students will receive special coaching sessions to-starting from March till June 2022- who will receive 1.5- 2 hours of specific workshop and coaching on VALUE MAKING & UNDERSTANDING of the dynamics present in their future working field.
- Emilia Telese coaches Students from Fine arts (art.emiliatelese.com/)
- Margriet Vollenberg, coaches Design students (www.organisationindesign.com);
- Inter/alter team coaches Architecture students (www.interalter.nl )
- Pawel Pokutyck coaches iMAMDT students from https://bit.ly/pawel-pokutycki
For students who want to challenge themselves and expand the horizon of their practice by learning, connecting, and being inspired by other professionals. For students who aim to set the basis for creating their sustainable career.
The program will be held in English and embeds the needs of the students participating in it. It provides them the knowledge, skills, and connections they need to set an excellent basis for a supportive network and develop a sustainable practice.
The Zuyd Premium program starts in November 2021 and it will run until July 2022. The program takes place once a month for 2/3 hours on a weekday*
The program is extra-curricula.
*We will choose the day in accordance with the selected student’s study plan & timetable.
How to apply?
Zuyd premium program will include a max of 24 students from the 2nd to their 4th year of the academic curriculum. Twelve places are reserved for the graduating students. It´s open to all the students from the different courses of The Maastricht Institute of Arts.
Students can apply to participate in the program by sending a 1-minute video* ( more or less) where you explain your motivation OR by writing a motivational letter ( Max 500 words) to email@example.com highlighting why you´d like to be part of the program, what kind of benefit you´d like to receive, and what you bring into the program.
*Please send the video through Wetransfer to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.
The deadline to submit your application is 30.09.2021
An external jury will select the students based on their motivation. The jury will also keep in mind the necessity to balance the different faculties and the years of their studies.
The program will start in November 2021 and end in July 2022, with the final evaluation in August 2022.
The chosen participants will receive a notification on the 15.10. Students will have the chance to meet and learn the whole program in an online event on Teams, before the autumn break.
You can mail firstname.lastname@example.org
About the organisation:
The Artist and the Others is an initiative based on the importance of arts for our society and the benefit of shared knowledge. The foundation, initiated in 2013, supports young artists and cultural professionals during their careers in the cultural field.
Our goal is to overcome the difficulties that artists and cultural professionals encounter in the first years after their studies, a critical period when they need to establish connections and develop the knowledge and necessary skills to create a sustainable career in the arts.
We strongly believe that a combination of talent, skills, and expertise can expand professional connections and shape artistic futures.
Within the Premium program, you will be working with Jessica Capra and a fantastic group of experts part of The Artist and the Others network.
Romy Lasoe is a management assistant at the course Fine Art and Design in Education. Within the Zuyd Proactivity Program for the Maastricht Institute of Arts, she will support the organization and care for all communication. If you have any questions, she can be reached by email: email@example.com.
Jessica Capra is a cultural manager with several years of experience working in The Netherlands, Belgium and Germany. She initiates and develops cultural projects based on needs, created to make a change. Jessica works for and with artists and cultural professionals. The ideas pillar of every project she develops are based on promoting shared knowledge, connecting people, enhancing their skills and starting up new cooperation that will create value for the current cultural situation. Her passion for motivating, empowering and advising others, especially young cultural professionals and artists, led her to the creation of The Artist and The Others.
Since moving to Munich in 2017, Jessica became part of the fellow network of the Kompetenzzentrum Kultur- und Kreativwirtschaft des Bundes. She co-curated the podcast project Extra-Ordinary Women, which was part of the #sieinspiriertmich Festival in Munich and has been working on a range of projects in the cultural and art sector. Together with a team, she successfully realised the first artists exchange between Maastricht & Munich, supported by the Dutch Consulate and resulted in the three exhibitions ( “Transient Matter” Centrecourt gallery, “Practical Magic” at Villa Waldberta, Feldafing and at Belleparais Gallery) and one workshop for the Maastricht artists Anne Bucher, and Sanne Vaassen.
Recently, a new project “ Breaking Boundaries” was launched, which includes a series of internationals exhibitions including 12 artists, 8 curators in 4 countries.
From Instanbul to Maastricht, To Venice, Castiglione dei Pepoli, Amsterdam and Munich, to promote a more fair and sustainable emerging art world.