Researching in Association
a.pass offers a collaborative environment for the development of artistic research. Five to six researchers join the Research Center for a one year cycle. They are accompanied by three Research Curators that consecutively take care of the center. The activities of the research center are organised around performative publishing, engagement with external research situations and peer reviewing/collective mentoring. Research is developed, shared and performed in public lectures, workshops, conferences, publications, performances and other experimental set-ups. The Research Center meets on a bi-weekly basis to self-organise and share processes. In addition, research curators are available for individual meetings.
Associated researchers are seen as partners of a.pass. They have access to the collective activities of the post-master program. a.pass provides technical support, workspace and supports performative publishing. Associated researchers do not pay a fee. a.pass can act as an institutional partner in applications for funding or academic research. The specific terms of the association will be formulated in an individual contract between the researcher and a.pass, delineating the research steps that will be developed within the a.pass environment and their possible public outcomes.
HOW TO BECOME ASSOCIATED AS A RESEARCHER
Associated researchers can apply three times per year for the upcoming cycle, ideally after an initial conversation with one of the a.pass curators. The next cycle begins in May 2021.
The research center invites associated researchers who:
– are involved in ongoing advanced artistic research
– have a practice-based understanding of artistic research
– are associated to multiple platforms of support
– have the ability to formulate and follow their own study trajectory
– are able to self-organise and contribute to collective processes
– have experience with making their research public, and are interested in contributing it to the public program of a.pass
An associated researcher involved in a PhD program can propose to develop their PhD researc as a part of their trajectory within the a.pass environment. This can happen at any time during the PhD trajectory. Since a.pass can not formally grant or evaluate PhD certificates, the researcher has to be already associated with a university and a university supervisor.
To apply for the position of a researcher at the post-graduate program you are asked to submit an artistic research proposal. Your application should provide a clear insight in what you aim to achieve in the one-year working period at a.pass and the relevance of your proposal in a collective research environment.
The application dossier should include:
-your research proposal, including your larger research trajectory, the specific project or part of it you would like to engage in at a.pass, possible public formats of presentation, possible interactions with the a.pass the post-graduate and the kind of support that these proposals would need at a.pass.
-Portfolio (relevant works in relation to the research proposal)
-Diploma or equivalent proof of a master-level qualification.
Candidates should be holders of a master’s diploma (artistic or theoretical) and deliver a copy of it upon registration. In certain cases application without a master’s diploma can be considered, if the practice-based experience of the applicant is equivalent to the masters level.
Please upload your dossier as a PDF file via the online form.