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HISK - Higher Institute for Fine Arts Advanced Studies & Practice-based Research in Visual Arts

Call for Applications

HISK / Higher Institute for Fine Arts calls for applications to its Advanced Studies and Practice-based Research in Visual Arts programme. The deadline for the submission of applications for work years 2011-2012 is 15 June 2010. Artists who have already obtained a Masters degree in Fine Art or an equivalent qualification are eligible to apply to the HISK. Exceptions can be made.

The Higher Institute for Fine Arts (HISK) organizes postgraduate education in Flanders in the field of the audiovisual and visual arts. It provides approximately twenty-five young artists from Belgium and abroad with a studio of their own for the duration of two years along with specific, tailor-made guidance.

The Open Studios give the candidate-laureates the opportunity to undergo a confrontation with the public and to generate a great deal of feedback from visual arts professionals. It also offers the audience access to and an insight into the artistic development of a young generation of artists who will play a part in shaping the future of the arts landscape.

At the HISK, emphasis lies mainly on individual practice with an international focus. The visiting lecturers are crucial. Artists, curators, critics and theoreticians pay individual studio visits at regular intervals. There are also frequent visits to significant art events and lectures, seminars and workshops are provided. The HISK also offers technical facilities and production opportunities. Thanks to the unique HISK concept, the participants are given every opportunity to invest in critical research of their work in order to situate it within a broader artistic, cultural and societal context.

At the end of the two-year working period, the participant receives a certificate of 'Laureate of the HISK'. The HISK is officially recognized as Higher Institute and is financed by the Flemish Community - Ministry of Education and supported by the City of Ghent.

Contact: HISK / Higher Institute for Fine Arts, Charles de Kerchovelaan 187a, B-9000 Gent, Belgium; tel.: +3292696765; fax: +3292696770; e-mail: info@hisk.edu; www.hisk.edu