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The European Summer School in Cultural Studies is a network-based seminar for interdisciplinary research training in the fields of art and culture, organized by the PhD Programme in Cultural Studies, Literature and the Arts at the University of Copenhagen, The Amsterdam School of Cultural Analysis, The International Graduate Centre for the Study of Culture at the University of Giessen, The London Consortium, École Doctorale Esthétique, sciences et technologies des arts at Université de Paris VIII, the Lisbon Consortium, Institutum Studiorum Humanitatis Ljublana and The University of Trondheim.
English is the official language and the activities takes place in the magnificent Hotel de Lauzun in central Paris. The program is very rich, and surely interesting for most subjects in our disciplines. The School offers a European platform for the development of cultural studies with a focus on new research methodologies, models for interdisciplinary research organization, and presentation of exemplary topics that address seminal problems and perspectives in contemporary cultural studies.
The ESSCS is hosted each year by one of the eight partner institutions and accommodates 8 keynote speakers, including representatives from the five collaborating institutions, and up to 50 junior researchers from Europe and abroad. The primary target group for the summer school is candidates enrolled in a PhD-programme, but a number of seats will be reserved for post.doc.-candidates in order to enhance the continuity in research training beyond the PhD-level.

See http://esscs.hum.ku.dk/ for more information.

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artistic research residency 2016 – ircam



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The artistic research residency program is open to composers, professional musicians, choreographers, stage directors, sound designers, and students who wish to carry out musical and artistic experimental research using IRCAM facilities and extensive research environment. 
Upon nomination, each candidate will be granted a residency in an associated laboratory during a specific period that will range from three to six months long. During this period, candidates will work in association with a team/project at IRCAM, carry out the artistic and scientific experimental work associated with their proposed project, and participate in the intellectual life of the institute.
 At the end of their stay, candidates will be invited to share the results of their work with the international musical research community in the form of documentation and public presentations.

Read more about this call at the website.

botín foundation visual arts grants



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Botín Foundation Visual Arts Grants and art workshop 2014

Application deadline: April 30, 2014

The Botín Foundation, Spain’sleading private foundation in termsof the scale of its investment,launches an international call forits yearly Visual Arts Grants, andfor its summer workshop, to bedirected this year by Cuban artistCarlos Garaicoa.

International Visual Arts Grants 22nd call 2014–2015

The Visual Arts Grants provide artists with financial support for education, research and the undertaking of personal projects in the sphere of artistic work. To conclude the grant cycle, the Botín Foundation organizes a group exhibition featuring works by all the grantees, and accompanied by a catalogue. The call is open to individuals of any nationality; applicants must be over 23 and under 40.

The deadline for submitting applications is April 30, at 2pm. All applications must be filled out online www.fundacionbotin.org. The other documents must be sent to the Botín Foundation in Santander. Works of artists selected in the last edition can be seen in the video of Itinerarios 2012–2013 here.

Summer workshop

The workshop will be led by Cuban artist Carlos Garaicoa and will take place in Santander (North of Spain) from June 30 to July 11. The workshop will admit a maximum of 15artists. Applicants from any nationality will be considered. Participants who do not reside in Cantabria will be provided with free shared accommodation and a stipend of 455 Euros, paid at the end of the workshop. Applications must be submitted online by April 30.

Terms and conditions atwww.fundacionbotin.org.

research study grants for japan



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The Swedish Foundation for International Cooperation in Research and Higher Education (STINT) awards in collaboration with the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) scholarships in two different programmes for research stays in Japan. Both programmes are open for research in all fields of the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences.

  • JSPS Summer Program 2014 gives Master and PhD students as well as recently graduated doctors a possibility to receive an orientation on Japanese culture and research systems during two summer months.
  • JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship Program (Short-term) 2014-2015 awards PhD students close to graduation as well as recently graduated doctors a post-doc scholarship for 1 to 12 months research stay in Japan.

For more information see the STINT web page. Deadline for applications is March 6, 2014.

artistic research grant in istanbul



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CDA Projects is a commercial gallery in İstanbul, which represents established and emerging contemporary artists from Turkey and abroad. They have created a grant, the CDA-Projects Grant that is accepting applications to support the production of artistic research projects aimed at critical knowledge production with a transdisciplinary approach. 10000 EUR will be awarded based on the decision of an international jury for the selected project to be completed by July 2012. CDA-Projects will also support a publication after the completion of the project, which will reflect the research and production process. The publication will be completed in the following six months and launched in December 2012.  The application deadline is November 30th, 2011 and more information on the grant can be found here.

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research residencies in fine art at jan van eyck academie



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Artists are invited to submit proposals for research projects for the coming year (January 1st to December 31 2012) in the Fine Art department of the Jan van Eyck Academie. Deadline for submissions is 1 October 2011.
The Jan van Eyck Academie is an institute for research and production in the fields of fine art, design and theory. Every year, 48 international researchers realize their individual or collective projects in the artistic and critical environment that is the Jan van Eyck. In doing so, they are advised by a team of artists, designers and theorists who have won their spurs globally. The researchers can also avail themselves of facilities that support their projects from first concept to public presentation. All in all, the Jan van Eyck offers artists, designers and theorists time and space to do research and realise productions, either about topics of their own choosing or as part of a project formulated by the institute itself.
Researchers are advised by an international team of artists, designers and theorists. They have their own studio and receive a stipend. Furthermore, researchers can make use of all kinds of facilities, which support their projects, from first concept to public presentation, including the library, the documentation centre and various workshops: materials (wood and other materials); time-based productions; analogue and digital (online and offline) publishing (including photography and silkscreen). They can also get assistance with their print work, the editing and distribution of publications and the publicity of events.More information about the application procedure can be found at www.janvaneyck.nl, button ‘applications’.
For questions and more information on the application procedure, please contact Leon Westenberg a leon.westenberg@janvaneyck.nl or +31 (0)43 3503724.

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vilém flusser residency programme



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The transmediale festival for digital arts and culture has also opened a new residency programme for artistic research, the Vilém Flusser Residency Programme. The programme will support projects and activities which are simultaneously conceptual and practice-based. It is geared towards the initiation of new research or to the further development of existing projects. It is not a production grant, and while a public presentation/event will be expected, there is no pressure to present finished works. Where applicable, the support of publications, exhibitions, interventions and other results of the residency may be negotiated on a project to project basis. Special priority will be given to young and/or emerging artist-researchers.
The organisers states that in the current times of the crisis of revolutionary movements, artistic research is not only a dialogue between theory and praxis, and that the work within in-between spaces and moments of transitions is necessary in order to make the complex structures of today’s networked culture comprehensible.
The residency will be from April 2012 on as a 2 month work-and research-residency in Berlin. The applicant selected by the jury will have the oppportunity to further develop the submitted project during the time of the residency. The program includes: travel costs to Berlin, accomodation costs in Berlin, a stipend of 1000 EUR per month and a studio / workspace in the Flusser Archive at the Universität der Künste (UDK) in Berlin.
Further details of the project presentation at the transmediale festival and Flusser Archive will be negotiated directly with the applicant. The submission deadline is August 31 and the full call can be found here.

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