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Lili Rampre

Lili M. Rampre is researching strategies to highlight “off stage”; processes, practices and actors behind, off, under or above the stage. Lili’s research is focusing on power relationships and the dynamics of disparities in cultural capital (audience-performer, fan-star, producer-artist). Her work has often a role-reversal in its core proposal, ventriloquism of a kind, or unreliable narration. She tends to work from community to make a portrait of dissensus (is there a community, is it real?, portrayal of the limits) and is despite her sociologically coloured interest not employing quantitative methods of humanistic studies concerning analysis of the interviews with the audience which could provide a look into the language that said audience uses when they address the question of dance, but rather looks at the language as a live form that is used in the circle of (its) practitioners – dancers, dance teachers, art researchers and such.

 

https://lilimrampre.cargo.site


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Research Futures Public Debate

10 July 2020 / online

Research Futures

July 10th 2020, 14h-18h, online

a.pass cordially invites you to join the workshop presentations and public debate of the conference Research Futures on the 10th of July at 14h (online )

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RESEARCH FUTURES

8-10 July 2020 / a.pass

Conference

The upcoming conference "Research Futures" will bring representatives from five institutions of artistic research together with professionals working in the field of education, arts, culture, artistic research, curation and activism to engage with a series of questions emerging from this comparative (self)-study. We want to understand better what is the range of educational and institutional strategies and practices operating in the field of artistic research today. Where do we see common struggles, pitfalls and current problematics with respect to our concerns with inclusivity, sustainable support structures, institutionalization of artistic research and politics of publication. And finally we would like to compare ourselves to the future: what are possible scenarios for artistic research to continue its contribution to the field of artistic production, and how can these contributions respond to the changing social realities of a challenging future?
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Workshops and Companions

 

The workshops of this block will be ‘gardens’ – and therefore for once of spacial nature. I propose to ask these gardens to be our teachers, to learn from them, to let them put us at work, to ask them to suggest a practice to us, to make them structure our time and our collective research attempts etc. The gardens are the ‘education’ framework and the ‘atelier.’

 

For this, we need interpreters and people who have tools, figures or behaviours to engage, read and work within the workshops. These interpreters – probably we will call them ‚companions’ – will build a network, a web of knowledge, together with us and amongst themselves. I would like to invite quite some of them to accompany us – sometimes alone sometimes in couples or groups.

 

For further details watch out for following posts.

 

 

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Three Days a Week

29 April-28 July 2019

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One day of relating to the environmental ecology by 'gardening'; one day of engaging giving seeds to the social ecology; and one day of diving into the mental ecology by composting the urgent knowledge.
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Settlement 14 schedule

7-26 January 2019

 

MON 7th

14:00 meeting

17:00 cleaning, emptying the collective space

19:00 dinner

 

TUE 8th

10:00 Materials and Tools

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The Research Center at a.pass is a platform for advanced research practices in the arts. It invites five to six associated researchers per one year cycle to develop their artistic research practice in a environment of mutual criticality and institutional support. In agreement with the individual research trajectory of the associate researchers the apass Research Center supports and facilitates forms of performative publishing (publications, presentations, exhibitions etc) experimental research set ups and collaborations.  The Center cohabits with the self-educational processes of the a.pass post-master program and functions as a resource for reflection on methodologies of collaborative research.

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Agenda

end presentation, performative publishing, postgraduate program

28-29 January 2021

Location online: https://ifeellikeleavingtheroom.online


I feel like leaving the room




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15-15 May 2021

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Amy Pickles, Chloé Janssens, Túlio Rosa
Cracks and Containers





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Nicolas Galeazzi Block overview

8 January-1 April 2018

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Fora&Plena
This post gives a sort overview over the organisation and schedule of the block 2018/I
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Documentation Handpad

2004-2010

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Featuring collective works with GASTSTUBE°performance and Berlin n@work as well as solo practices.
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newsletter1

21-23 September 2017

An invitation to us visitors to temporarily observe and intentionally touch that ground we continuously step on. Landings brings together 7 a.pass researchers that started and finished their Post Master program at the same time.
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newsletter2 september 2017

21-23 September 2017

An invitation to us visitors to temporarily observe and intentionally touch that ground we continuously step on. Landings brings together 7 a.pass researchers that started and finished their Post Master program at the same time.
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Self-Interview & Peer-to-Peer mentoring

1 May-31 July 2015

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SELF / Throughout the block we develop a self-interviewing practice. PEER / On top of the dedicated mentoring and the self-interview practice you will also mentor - and be mentored by -a peer researcher.
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Outline of the current block

9 January-30 April 2017

 

informations about the organisation and content of the current block here Block I:2017_Skeleton outline


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Opening Days

9-20 January 2017 / a.pass

Presentations of everybody’s state of research. Presentation of the Research Center. Presentation of a.pass as institution. Presentation and practice of collective tools (website, administration, personal budgets…) Presentation of the curatorial principles of the current block.
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End Week Days

1-6 April 2017 / a.pass

The End Week Days are the last dedicated moments in the block for presenting our researches.
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Assemblies, Mentoring, Workshops, Ateliers

9 January-30 April 2017 / a.pass

This four months block gives you the opportunity to develop your research individually and collectively. The schedule is divided between mandatory days (30% of the time) as well as optional dispositives for you to compose as you wish what seems right for you and your research.
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half-way days

20-24 February 2017 / a.pass

The half-way-days are the second assembly gathering in each block.
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Opening week Block II/2016

2-11 May 2016 / a.pass

Open up your practice to the others!
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MENTORING STRATEGIES Block III/2016

5 September-4 December 2016

The dedicated mentors for this block are Femke Snelting, Kate Rich, Geert Opsomer and Philippine Hoegen.

According to your needs, you can choose for either 2 or 3 mentors.

In order to challenge you with a specific context and language of mentoring we would like to suggest for this block, that the team of mentors proposes one of those 2 or 3 mentors to you. We would like to experiment with this possibly confronting, contrasting, or specific support to your research.  With each of the 2 or 3 mentors you will have 4 hours of mentoring throughout the block.

Since the dedicated mentors will present themselves in the opening week and will attend all your presentations you will be able to decide on your mentors at the end of the first week.

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Lilia Mestre Block Focus: Sub -(e)ject

4 January-31 March 2016 / a.pass

The relation between writing and performance

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The proposal for this block follows up on scores as a tool to organize dialogical or intersubjective formats for exchange in artistic practice and research. In the past two years I developed in the frame of a.pass a score for writing practice, ‘Writing Scores’ and a score for performance ‘Perform Back Score’, both as discursive tools. Both scores created a platform for the different researches to co-habitate and to reflect back the methods and strategies each of us use in the making and thinking of our practices. The main questions are: How do we compose materials and thoughts? What is the performativity at stake on the sharing of those? What’s the relation between subjectivity and collectivity in a collaborative environment? What does that do to our individual practices and to the collective itself?
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CONTACT LIST

Find here the contact list of all participants, mentors and team members of the current and past blocks.

Please keep it updated with the personal information you want to share.

 


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for artistic research PROPOSALS


post Graduate PROGRAM


DEADLINE: 27/06/2021
TO START IN Jan or May 2022

SELECTION TALKS :   14,15,16/07/2021
(PLEASE KEEP THESE DAYS FREE!)

 

call for Associate Researchers

Date to be announced in the fall 2021

 

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a.pass regularly opens it doors to outsiders that are interested in the topic or in the workings of a.pass. To subscribe you just look in the menu: “public workshops“) and sign up to the event of your choice.

 


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HALF-WAY-DAYS

17-21 October 2016 / a.pass

Practice your practice with the others!
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MENTORING STRATEGIES block 2015/III

1 September 2015

the new structure for dedicated mentorings and the interview sessions
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End Qualifications and Competences of the PhD researchers

Also on this level, we assume the same kinds of qualifications and competences in the PhD researchers as in the post-master researchers, but with some added qualities.

The PhD program aims to support researchers to become emancipated independent researchers in the fields of performance and scenography, or beyond. We support our researchers to think and work ‘out of the box’, or forget about the box altogether, and to become innovative practitioners and thinkers, that develop their work out of a (self-)critical ability to assess and relate their urgencies to a wider environment (the artistic and educational sector, society, the world). We encourage our researchers to think beyond the current value definitions of knowledge and to reappraise their own practices as precious contributions to society. We help our researchers to connect to the world, by supporting them to network, collaborate with external partners, and communicate their work to an outside audience of artists, public and professionals.

We expect our PhD researchers to have developed a thorough knowledge of the theoretical as well as artistic practice fields they address in their research, and to be capable of sharing the knowledge that has been developed throughout the research within the public realm throughout lectures, conferences, publications, performances or other experimental set-ups.

a.pass also expects its PhD researchers to have developed the social skills, broad societal interests, and pedagogical capacities to pass on the experimental spirit of research to upcoming researchers and interested groups, and to offer the research a public context in which to nourish itself and the world around it. As such, we count it among the end qualifications of the PhD students, that they will be capable to use their research competences later on in their professional life as a lever for change and reappraisal of the status quo of shared knowledge in any given circumstances.


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Goals of the a.pass PhD program


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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.

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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 research 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.
 
 
 
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Library

Please choose an item and send an email to Joke Liberge with your request.


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How to find a.pass

a.pass 
advanced performance and scenography studies
Posthogeschool voor Podiumkunsten vzw
Delaunoystraat 58/17
1080 Brussels (Sint-Jans-Molenbeek)
Belgium

email us: office@apass.be

talk to us: +32 (0) 2 411 49 16

Our office is situated on the 3rd floor of the main building of the Bottelarij – Brussels Event Brewery.

 

 

 

 


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Team

Artistic Coordinator:

Lilia Mestre
lilia@apass.be

 

Administrator:

Michèle Meesen

office@apass.be

Responsible for contracts,visa & attestation issues, payments and reimbursements. On a more global level she deals with all legal matters such as the ministry, the board, the building, the insurance.

 

Production Coordinator:

Joke Liberge

production@apass.be

She is the production manager and responsible for the general co-ordination between the artistic & the practical.

 

Scenographic and Technical support:

Steven Jouwersma

support@apass.be

Technician and practical advisor of scenographic, digital, infrastructural and material questions.


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Publications Overview

I feel like leaving the room
/ 2021

No Mountains, Rivers or Trees
/ 2021

End Presentations by Chloe Chignell, Christina Stadlbauer, Flavio Rodrigo, Muslin Brothers
/ 2020

Dismantle Space
/ 2020

Dismantle Space
/ 2020

Zones of disobedience
/ 2020

Precious indirection*
/ 2020

PEACH BASKETS - THREE ANGLES ON BALANCING
/ 2019

Peach Baskets
/ 2019

RRadio Triton
/ 2019

Body Virtual Institution
/ 2019

UNSETTLED STUDY AT PERFORMATIK '19
/ 2019

Subtracted Seduction
/ 2019

Broadcasting RRadio Triton
broadcast / 2019

PIECE ME BACK TOGETHER (AGAIN)
/ 2018

RRadio Triton Data Retrieval Interface
/ 2018

Writing Scores - 1000 liters of Fuel
/ 2018

This is 1000 liter fuel. So - & Tectonic Friendship book launch
/ 2018

Conditions for the work
/ 2018

A dialogue on Active Archives
/ 2018

If a question could lie it'd be somewhere else
/ 2018

If a question could lie
/ 2018

A conversation-on-exhibition
/ 2018

Close Encounters Series
/ 2017

Semiotics of the Uncanny
/ 2017

No Communication without Noise
End presentation publication / 2017

HEARSAY
/ 2017

Book club #7bis An Animal Escape Case
/ 2017

Landings
/ 2017

LANDINGS
/ 2017

ScoreScapes
/ 2016

Between what is no longer and what is not yet
/ 2016

Under)0(Mining
/ 2016

UNDER )o( MINING
/ 2016

Generously forceful / The doubtful wild
/ 2016

WARRIORS
/ 2016

research publication
/ 2016

FIRE SALE TOUR
/ 2015

don't eat the microphone / televizinho / mommy, daddy, me 
/ 2015

SELF-INTERVIEW Elke - Elle
/ 2015

MAGIC NIGHT
/ 2015

VOLVER
/ 2015

volver program
/ 2015

Back to the order
/ 2015

Volver
/ 2015

Pharmakon
in production / 2014

Therapy Sessions
/ 2014

Writing Scores / Lilia Mestre
/ 2014

THRESHOLDS
/ 2014

it's not me, is it?
/ 2014

Tarot of Hope
tarot cards and book contained in a bag / 2013

Displacement
/ 2013

the tender institute
/ 2013

Curating as Environmentalism
/ 2012

It, Thingly Variations in Space
/ 2011

On Some Things
comic strip / 2011

What is it that I have done?
research publication / 2010

Song Mountain Area, The Centre Direction
booklet + DVD; research publication / 2010

56 Ways (not) to
research publication / 2009

Môwn (movies on my own)
DVD and booklet; research publication / 2009

THE LAUGHING BODY
research publication / 2009

DEMOCRATIC FOREST
/ 2009

ZOOLOGICAL VANDALISM
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BUBBLE SCORE / Lilia Mestre
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Perform Back Score / Lilia Mestre
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archiving artistic anxieties
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a.pass lexicon in process
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kitchen
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a.pass time-lapse 2008 - 2020
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BEAUTY KIT – AN ECO-EROGENOUS ART
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NEOCORTEX
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Calendar Project
research publication /

Forms of life of forms
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ROT
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PUBLISHING ARTISTIC RESEARCH
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DIRTY ROOM
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- HEARSAY
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A Good Workshop
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Parallel Parasite Timeline Repository - Web Publication
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Medium scores - Tectonic Friendship / Lilia Mestre
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test a.pass programs

a.pass organizes two programs (the post-master and PhD program) with slightly different goals and end qualifications, which are both sustained, fed and communicated through the efforts of the a.pass research center. In this point we will clarify the organization of the different cells and their aims, and define their specific research goals that are addressed on all these levels.


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ABOUT MENTORING(S)

 
In a.pass researchers are individually supported by different mentors. 
 
1. Dedicated Mentors are mentors proposed by a.pass. Researchers can choose two mentors out of four and are expected to attend four sessions of +/- two hours per block.
 
2. Researchers meet once a block the coordinator to evaluate their research plan and trajectory.
 
3.  Personal mentors are chosen by the researchers themselves in discussion with the coordinator.
(Researchers have an individual research budget for external engagements with the personal mentors.)

 


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Feedback , Exchange & Co-Learning

 
In the apass co-learning environment and within most of the program activities some space is systematically dedicated to discussing, sharing and feed-backing formats. These formats  are being created and revisited as part of the a.pass self-educating trajectory and they continuously inform the program development. Feedback, critique and discussion within a.pass are living tools of research that organically emerge out of the practices of the researchers, curators and mentors.
 
The a.pass institute aims to build a culture of discussion in which we ‘agree to disagree, rather than one of argumentative oppositions or of convenient politeness. Resisting the reproduction of established research culture, the feedback and exchange sessions develop a space for ‘agonistic debate’: an open field for supporting, complementing, challenging and even re-routing each others’ positions.
 
The collective co-learning environment of a.pass opens a platform for the development of stronger, more grounded and more critical positions for artistic researchers, which in turn contribute to the common practices and knowledge processings. Discussion and feedback formats simultaneously strengthen, sharpen and delineate what can be said. . Experimental  formats for communication and sharing  create hospitable conditions for the emergence of different logics, procedures and discourses. 
 
A.pass often borrows techniques from different environments (critical theory, therapy, activism, political organization, technology,  and so on…) to create critical discursive dispositives as such as ritual practices, object constellations, tarot cards readings, concept mapping, walking discussions, silent communication, speed dating, cooking sessions, family constellation discussions, mind-mapping, dragon dreaming, score writing, fanzine-ing, radio programing, etc….  
 
 

 


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about a.pass

A.pass is an artistic research environment that develops research on performativity and scenography, in an international artistic and educational context. The institute includes two complementary bodies that operate in parallel and in dialogue: a Post-master Program and a Research Centre.
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ENGAGING IN THE BLOCK

Collective moments (opening week, half-way-days, and end week) are compulsory for everybody

Beside the collective moments you should engage in alt least 2 workshops proposed in thes block, of which one should be  b-workshop. B-workshops are this block Vladimir’s ‘Theory Under The Commons’ workshop and Mala’s ‘With I+II’ workshop.

In order to participate in the Common Conference at the end of the block, you should at least take part in half of the Friday open space sessions.

In order to keep the a.pass archive alive, we have to feed it! Therefore, we would like to introduce the concept of the Caretaker: all a.pass event – workshops and common moments – should be hosted and documented by participants.

You will have one coordinator’s mentoring with Kristien to orientate yourself within a.pass and your own research.

During the block you normally have two meetings with either 2 or 3 mentors of your choice. Please read the specific mentoring strategies for this block. 

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Curriculum

 
During its one-year course the program is sequenced into three blocks of four months, each block organised by a different curator towards a specific mode of research and collaboration. In general the blocks  assemble in different proportions the following elements:
Development of artistic research practices, theoretical studies, workshops with guest practicioners, dispositives of feedback and exchange, modes of research presentation, attendance to public events related with current concerns (conferences, seminars, performances, festivals, etc), series of individual and collective mentoring sessions with invited mentors. 
Within this curated framework the researchers are encouraged to contribute to the conceptualisation, organisation and performance of self-organized activities and practices.
 
 
Timing & Organisation of the PROGRAM
 
The one-year program is organised in three ‘blocks’ of four months, each of them divided in three months of curated curiculum in group and one month focused on self-organised individual work. 
After the twelve months program an extra month is fully dedicated  to the preparation and performance of a form of communication of the individual research.projects within a collective public event.
Exceptionally – when participants want to interrupt their studies for professional activities or to intensifie their personal studies – it is possible to skip one block and to extend the duration of the program to a maximum of 17 months.
 
 
Timing & Organisation of the BLOCKS
 
A block is structured by three collective moments: Opening Week (first week of the block), Half-Way-Days (middle of the block) and End Week (last week of the block). 
These three mandatory collective moments are dedicated to the individual research presentations. Each of them has a particular objective and question towards the research: Opening week focuses on information (what?), Half-Way-Days on method (how?) and End-Week on contextualisation (why?)
In addition to these three weeks the researchers  (in dialogue with the curator and coordinator) design their trajectory with a minimum of three weeks of presence and engagement in the block program.

 


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Tuition fee

The tuition fee for the a.pass programs is fixed at 1.200,00 EUR.

250,00 EUR should be paid within the first four weeks after the start of the program. The remaining 950,00 EUR of the enrollment fee should be paid before the end of your first block.


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Hand in

Your application has to be handed it by midnight of the deadline date! Please use the application form on this page (green ‘apply’ button) or  a large file delivery can be sent by post to:

a.pass – applications
Delaunoystraat 58-64, B17
1080 Brussels (Molenbeek) / Belgium
 

Applicants will receive confirmation of their application upon receipt of their proposals.

Candidates may be asked to give more information or to specify certain elements of their research proposals. To this purpose they may be invited for an interview.


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Requirements

 
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)
-CV
-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.
 

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Entering the post-graduate program

 
Every block (in January, May and September) new researchers  join the program.  This system allows the researchers to exchange experience during the different phases of their research processes and  brings about a constant flow of new perspectives and ideas.
 
The a.pass program is a one-year program consisting of three blocks of four months. The first three months of each block take place within the organized collective research environment.  The fourth month of each block is open for the individual development of the research project.
 
A.pass is an intensive program relying on the researchers presence and contributions, nevertheless it is possible to combine the program with some external projects. The participation of the researcher in the block is planned in dialogue with the coordinator and the program curator.
 
Artistic creation ourside of  a.pass research can be integrated into the individual research trajectory: participants can work on their own creations during their studies at a.pass, insofar as these creations are part of the participant’s research project.
 
A.pass accepts proposals three times per year: in February, June and October (application deadlines are always 6 -7 month before a possible program start). 

 

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