International Summer Academy for Artist-researchers 2011
August 22nd-31st 2011
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Extended Call for Proposals
We are extending the deadline for proposals to International Summer Academy for Artists-researchers 2011. The new deadline is January 31, 2010. Already submitted proposals will be taken into account.
Doctoral students in academic institutions who are pursuing practice-based research are invited to submit applications and proposals to the first International Summer Academy for Artist-researchers that will take place in Finland on August 22nd-31st 2011.
The aim of the Summer Academy is to clarify, discuss and develop emerging themes and issues arising out of the individual projects of the participants within the developing discourses of art practice and research.
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The Summer Academy provides a supportive setting where artist-researchers from all fields collaborate, present their ongoing artistic work and research and receive feedback from experienced tutors and peers from leading academic institutions. The academy aims to reflect the international diversity and scope of artistic research and to provide a stimulating intellectual environment.
The Summer Academy consists of a broad range of activities including individual presentations by all the participants, discussions on material sent beforehand, individual tutoring and collective work. The academy will begin with a two-day stay in Helsinki where participants will visit art universities and cultural institutions and hear guest lectures. The remaining seven days will be spent in a study center in the Finnish countryside in an enjoyable natural environment.
The 600 e fee for the Summer Academy includes local transportation, accommodation, full board and tutoring. The participants are responsible for their international travel costs.
The tutors for the Summer Academy are (short bios below):
Professor Annette Arlander, Theatre Academy Helsinki, Finland
Course leader and lecturer Klaas Hoek, Utrecht Graduate School of Visual Art and Design, the Netherlands
Professor Kathleen Irwin, Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Regina, Canada
Professor Freddie Rokem, Faculty of the Arts, Tel Aviv University, Israel
Dean Mick Wilson, Gradcam Graduate School of Creative Arts and Media, Ireland
The maximum number of participants will be 25. The working language is English. The amount of credits for the full participation is decided by the home institutions.
Application procedure and eligibility
European applicants must be enrolled as doctoral students, while MA/MFA students from other continents are eligible to apply.
When applying, please attach the following documents:
1. Covering letter including following personal details:
University, School, Department
Address, postal code, city, country
Phone and e-mail
Title / topic of the research / thesis
2. A short CV (one page)
3. An abstract of the doctoral project (two pages). Possible visual material in one pdf file.
4. A letter of motivation, explaining why you want to participate in the Summer Academy and a statement explaining how you think you might contribute to it (max. two pages)
5. A letter of support from your supervisor, which should include a statement of whether and how your institution is able to financially support your participation
Please send the files in pdf format and direct all questions on the application procedure to the coordinator, Mr. Kimmo Sarje, firstname.lastname@example.org
January 31, 2011: Extended deadline for submitting applications
February 28, 2011: Notification of acceptance. Instructions for participants.
May 25, 2011: Dead line for papers or more detailed documentation from those accepted
Students, whose application has been accepted, should make their travel arrangements as soon as possible to ensure the lowest price.
Aalto University School of Art and Design, Finland
Department of Drama, Theatre and Performance, Roehampton University, U.K.
Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Regina, Canada
Faculty of the Arts, Tel Aviv University, Israel
Finnish Academy of Fine Arts, Finland
Graduate School of Creative Arts and Media, Ireland
Theatre Academy Helsinki, Finland
University of Dance and Circus, Sweden
Utrecht Graduate School of Visual Art and Design, the Netherlands
Annette Arlander is professor of performance art and theory at the Theatre Academy, Finland, Doctor of arts (1999), theatre director (1981). Her art work is focused on performing landscape by means of video or recorded voice. Her research interests include performance as research, performance studies, site specificity, landscape, and the environment.
Klaas Hoek is an artist from the Netherlands with an interest in relationships between reproduction and representation. Works with a variety of media. Former senior advisor at the Rijksakademie, Amsterdam. Currently courseleader MA Fine Art at MAHKU, Hogeschool voor de Kunsten, Utrecht and lecturer at the Slade school of Fine Art, University College London
Kathleen Irwin (Doctor of Arts, Aalto University School of Art and Design) is a scenographer, writer and educator (Head of Theatre Department, University of Regina, Canada) whose practical and theoretical research focuses on site-specific, community-based practice and alternative performative spaces including found space and the internet. As co-artistic Director of Knowhere Productions Inc., she produces large-scale, site-specific performances. As co-founder of ArtsAction Inc., she advocates for the redevelopment of urban space for cultural re-use. She presents regularly at international conferences and has given workshops in Helsinki, Belgrade, Tallinn, and Utrecht and Melbourne. Her research is published in Canadian and international journals, anthologies and is disseminated through documentaries and web-based archives. As Canadian Education Commissioner / OISTAT, she is active in organizing Scenofest for the Prague Quadrennial of Space and Performance/2011. Publications include Sighting / Citing / Sighting (Canadian Plains Research, 2009) and The Ambit of Performativity (University of Art and Design Helsinki Press, 2007).Links:
Freddie Rokem is the Emanuel Herzikowitz Professor for 19th and 20th Century Art and teaches in the Department of Theatre Studies at Tel Aviv University, where he served as the Dean of the Yolanda and David Katz Faculty of the Arts (2002-2006). He is also a permanent guest Professor at Helsinki University, Finland and has been a visiting Professor at Stanford University, the Free University in Berlin, the University of Munich, the University of Stockholm and UC Berkeley. He was the editor of Theatre Research International (2006-2009).
Rokem’s book Performing History: Theatrical Representations of the Past in Contemporary Theatre, published by University of Iowa Press (2000; published in Polish 2010) received the ATHE (Association for Theatre in Higher Education) Prize for best theatre studies book in 2001. Strindberg’s Secret Codes was published by Norvik Press (2004) and Philosophers and Thespians: Thinking Performance was published by Stanford University Press (2010). He has published widely on European and Israeli theatre as well as on theoretical issues of theatre and performance and is also a translator and a dramaturg.
Mick Wilson is an artist, writer and educator. He is Head of Fine Art at at the Dublin Institute of Technology, currently on secondment as Dean of GradCAM until August 31st 2010. Before that, he was director of MAViS and the BA visual arts practice programs at IADT (1998-2004) and an associate lecturer at NCAD, CCAD, IADT and TDC (1991-1998). His PhD was completed in 2006 on the topic ”Conflicted Faculties: Knowledge Conflict and the University” at the National College of Art and Design, Dublin.
From the mid-1990s to 2000 Mick Wilson has produced a series of one-person shows and projects including: Trains Made Mary Vague, Temple Bar Gallery & Studios (2000); The Tuileries Incident, Hugh Lane Gallery, Dublin (1999); The Medium’s Project, Temple Bar / various (1998); Athman Ben Salah: On Loss, Triskel, Cork (1997); The Bull/Ox Herding Series: Cruising Masculinity, Project Arts Centre, Dublin (1996); and Queerly Heteroclite, City Arts Centre, Dublin (1995). He returned to artmaking with his participation in the group exhibitions Float (2007) New York curated by Sara Reisman; and Blackboxing (2007) curated by Tessa Giblin at the Project Arts Centre, Dublin; and Coalesce: Happenstance (2009) curated by Paul O’Neill at SmartProject Space, Amsterdam. More recently he has exhibited in a two-person show with Isabel Nolan, Reach Out and Touch Faith (2009) curated by Vaari Claffey at Gallery For One, Dublin; and in the group show Something Else (2009) at Roth House, Kilkenny curated by Aisling Prior.
Mick’s research and professional interests range from the interrogation of art institutional practices and the reputational economy of contemporary art to the rhetorical construction of knowledge conflict and the contested reconstruction of the contemporary university, and the general arena of critical cultural pedagogies. His teaching practice has been primarily focused in recent years on the critical re-construction of creative arts education in a way that is informed – but not prescribed – by trends and tendencies within international contemporary cultural practice.
The question of art research represents for him an opportunity to thoroughly rethink critical and creative education at all levels of state education.