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04 Apr 2013

Call for Applications: Summer Academy for Artist-Researchers SAAR 2013

Summer Academy for Artist-Researchers SAAR 2013
University of Arts Helsinki and Aalto University School of Arts and Design


Deadline 29 April 2013


Theatre Academy Helsinki
Haapaniemenkatu 6
00530 Helsinki

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Summer Academy for Artist-Researchers SAAR 2013

The Summer Academy for Artist-Researchers is a joint project of the University of the Arts Helsinki (Theatre Academy Helsinki, the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts, and the Sibelius Academy) and the Aalto University School of Art and Design.

The third International Summer Academy for Artist-Researchers will take place in Finland on August 2-9, 2013. The aim of the Summer Academy is to discuss in depth the participants' doctoral projects within the developing discourses of art practice and research. The Lammi research station by lake Pääjärvi near Helsinki offers an enjoyable and peaceful environment for constructive debates.

All doctoral students (or graduate students in North America) in an academic institution pursuing practice-based research on art are invited to submit applications and proposals to the Summer Academy.

The deadline for applications is 29 April, 2013. Information about the application procedure is available on Summer Academy website.

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. It reflects the international diversity of artistic research and provides a stimulating intellectual atmosphere, where the participants can discuss, clarify, and develop further the emerging themes of their individual doctoral projects.

The versatile activities include individual presentations of the participants' projects, discussions and feedback in plenary sessions and working groups, individual tutoring and collective work. The maximum number of participants will be 20. The working language is English. The participants earn 5 ECT.

The teachers at SAAR 2013 are Professor Kathleen Irwin, University of Regina, Canada, Professor Leena Rouhiainen, Theatre Academy Helsinki, Finland, Head of Department Mick Wilson, Valand Academy, University of Gothenburg, Sweden, Post-doctoral Researcher Jyrki Siukonen, Finnish Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki, Finland, Post-doctoral Researcher, Katrien Vuylsteke Vanfleteren, Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Gent, Gelgium, Senior Research Fellow Paulo de Assis, Orpheus Research Centre in Music (ORCiM), Gent, Belgium

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29 April, 2013