[artinfo] BAK Fellowship 2018/2019: call for proposals

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BAK Fellowship 2018/2019
Call for proposals
February 28-April 6, 2018

Research Fellowship open to advanced practitioners working in the 
fields of contemporary arts, theory, and activisms.

Application deadline: April 6, 2018

Since 2017, BAK, basis voor actuele kunst, Utrecht conducts a 
post-academic Fellowship Program with, at its center, research on 
reframing and rethinking conditions of the contemporary through 
politicized art-making and inquiry. The 10-month Fellowship Program 
offers ten research positions per year (September-June) to Dutch and 
international practitioners involved in contemporary arts, theory, 
and activisms. The Fellowship Program develops talent and critical 
practice in concert with the public experimental projects of BAK, 
advancing the notion of art as a public sphere and a political space.

The Fellowship is predicated on regular, active development of an 
individual research trajectory, as well as participation in 
collective research and exchange with other Fellows. Fellowship 
research proposals should speak to and with BAK's core research, 
experimental methodology development, and program itinerary 
Propositions for Non-Fascist Living (2017-2020). Successful 
fellowship proposals correspond to this program's three foci: 
conditions, politics, and genealogies of contemporary global 
migration; ecologies, ecological crisis, and naturecultures; and the 
potentials and dangers of technology in struggles for justice and 
transformative politics.

The Fellows gather at BAK every six weeks (seven times a year in 
total) for intensive, collective seminars and workshops with visiting 
artists, scholars, activists, and other cultural practitioners. At 
least twice yearly, the Fellows participate in and/or organize a 
public component engaging a wider audience beyond specifically 
academic and cultural fields, which is realized as BAK public 
programming. Intermittently, the Fellows present to and/or facilitate 
workshops with the student community in Utrecht. The BAK Fellowship 
Program involves collaborative partnerships with HKU University of 
the Arts and Utrecht University, allowing Fellows to connect their 
research practices to an artistic and academic institutional field 
through tutoring, leading workshops, and exchange with students.

Five Fellowships are awarded to Netherlands-based practitioners. The 
international Fellows' preferences to be residential or 
low-residential can be negotiated individually on the basis of their 
respective research proposals and distance to BAK (low-residential 
positions are available only for those based within or near Europe). 
Residency-accommodation is provided free of charge for one 
international Fellow (based inside or outside of Europe) who would 
otherwise be unable to travel back and forth for meetings due to 
political conditions and/or incommensurable economic circumstances.

The Fellowship Program is dedicated to facilitating collective, 
intergenerational practice, and is committed to engaging a critical 
group coming from, with, and for the otherwise. We therefore 
encourage people with practices not often canonized, of marginalized 
identities and experiences, and of a variety of ages to apply. The 
Fellowship Program is conducted in English and is a paid position.

The current (2017/2018) Fellows are: Sepake Angiama; Isshaq 
Al-Barbary and Diego Segatto (Campus in Camps); Matthijs de Bruijne; 
Luigi Coppola; Quinsy Gario; Ola Hassanain; Otobong Nkanga; Wendelien 
van Oldenborgh; and Pelin Tan.

Application Procedure
-February 28, 2018: Opening of the call for Fellowship applications
-April 6, 2018: Final deadline for Fellowship applications
-End June 2018: Public announcement of selected Fellows
-Fellowship terms between September 1, 2018 and June 30, 2019
-To read the full call for proposals and details about the BAK 
Fellowship 2018/2019 please click 

Questions about the application
Wietske Maas, BAK Fellowship Program: 
<http://wietske@bakonline.org>wietske at bakonline.org

BAK, basis voor actuele kunst
Pauwstraat 13a
3512 TG Utrecht
the Netherlands

T +31 30 231 6125
<MAILTO:info at bakonline.org>info at bakonline.org


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