CALL FOR EXPERTS - Artistic Research Days, Fontys University

CALL FOR EXPERTS - Artistic Research Days
by Fontys Arts University, Tilburg The Netherlands

All five Master programs of Fontys Arts University (Master Arts Education/ Master Performing Public Space / Master of Music / Master of Architecture+Urbanism / Master Choreography) organise bimonthly online/on-site*, full-day intensive programs for its Master students with the focus on artistic research.

One of the modules involves one-on-one meetings between our master students and artists/researchers from the field of music, visual arts, architecture, design, art activism, performance, theater, cultural organisations.

These expert-talks represent an important engagement point for our students to receive feedback, insights, and advice from experts, not necessarily from their matching disciplines. This creates an interdisciplinary exchange of experience and widens our students’ artistic horizons.

*depending on COVID-19

We are looking for:
Are you an artist or researcher in and/or related to the arts
You are open and curious about the emerging field of artistic research?
You are interested in being in dialogue with students and giving feedback?
You would like to become part of our university’s larger network of associated artists and researchers?

What we ask from you:
Join on one or more Artistic Research Days per year (usually Saturdays)
Meet 2-4 master students in personal online/on-site encounters (40min max) to listen to their
research projects and give constructive feedback based on your professional experiences as an artist/researcher.
Contribute an open, curious and respectful attitude towards us and our students.
For online editions required: Excellent internet connection, web camera, basic knowledge on how to use online conferencing software (MSteams, Zoom)
No preparation required

What we offer:
Remuneration for your time/participation
Inspiring and multidisciplinary encounters with our master students
Participation in our artistic research days
The opportunity to be part of our university’s international network of artists and researchers


More about the Artistic Research Days:

Fontys University of the Arts introduces a collaborative initiative celebrating Artistic Research as a fundamental methodology to enhance artistic and educational processes: The Artistic Research Days.  All five Master programs have united to create this interactive festival offering its participants a safe space to exchange and explore theory, case studies and best practices.  The particular festival format enables direct engagement amongst the students and with external artists, researchers, educators or other professionals from relevant practices. 

With this initiative the Master programs co-shape a more open-minded, more engaging and a more critical thinking environment for their Master students, mentors and professional network. Common ground for artistic discourse is being created collectively – artistic research practices will be explored and questioned.

The cross-disciplinary nature of this united endeavour feeds into the institutional urge to expand artistic boundaries and to understand interdisciplinarity as an intrinsic element of the arts, within an international context. In time, the festival will generate a vast amount of valuable input and build an archive of perspectives and practices from the current artistic research sector. The gained intelligence will directly enrich the institutional profile in the field of Artistic Research.

Students decide how they would like to curate their own festival - mix and match the individual modules to best fit their interests and needs… 

Artistic Research Days Website
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About Fontys Arts University:

Fontys School of Fine and Performing Arts in Tilburg, The Netherlands, provides higher professional education on Bachelor and Master degree level in the field of art education, performing arts and science. The university houses 18 different art disciplines under one roof and therefore represents an international, interdisciplinary platform for exchange and co-creation.

Fontys Arts Website


Application Process:

We ask you to send us your application via this form ( before February 15, 2021.
 Your applications will be reviewed by the core team of the Fontys Artistic Research Days. If selected, we will contact you to schedule a 30 minute online introduction meeting.

Enter Application Form Here

Questions? Contact us directly via E-mail: [email protected]