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OPPORTUNITY

Transartfest Triennale 2016


Deadline:
Fri Jan 01, 2016 00:00

Location:
New York, New York
United States of America

The second Transart Triennale will span this planet and year. To open, we will poke, test, debate, play, and run with the theme coined by philosopher Rosi Braidotti—”The Imperceptible Self”—through the sharing and experiencing of creative practices driven by the nomadic, peripatetic, subjectivity, otherness, ego-less identity, the space in between, becoming, and presence.

Fully aware that our “interactions” with “other” cultures and nature profoundly alters all—just as memories change with each reflection—we will stray from preservation in terms of identity politics: shepherding nature and “I” to consider other modes of framing existence. How else can we consider the implosion of exiled states; the entropic influx into the largest cities; the sinking of smaller ones; the collapsing distance between us, self, and other; of difference? How to live now in a state of flux with possibility and joy?

Seed packets—as posts—have been planted on this site by the utopian art school Transart and will serve as a hub, springboard, and magnet for the various threads which take root and flower in the months ahead. We invite you to join these existing posts, or even to plant your own (and please consider contributing to existing packets where relevant to fortify your own submission). Fertilized by submissions, comments, and proposals you add, a jury will determine which canes are sturdy enough to raise and become ribs able to support and expand our festive umbrella: “The Imperceptible Self”.

A Transart Creative Project Board will review all submissions and guest editors will sift and cultivate documentation of Transartfest events, publishing papers, artwork, performances, reviews, interviews, and other fruits of our search in the fall annual issue.

Submission and proposal deadlines
Papers, essays, recordings, creative writing, visual and sound portfolios, performances, skill or other exchanges, pecha kucha talks, symposia, curatorial and theme slam proposals, lectures, discussion groups, workshop descriptions/syllabi, Triennale documentation, etc. Note: letters of support, venue, publicity, video and photo documentation will be provided for all accepted projects.

November 1: Transarfest Triennale
This is also the deadline for partial project funding requests.

January 1, 2016: Transartfest Affiliated Projects
This deadline is for self- or outside-funded projects.

September 1, 2016: ELSE Journal issue 2: “The Imperceptible Self”

Call for submissions and all other information to date : http://www.transart.org/triennale-2016/

ELSE Journal
An annual journal that welcomes experimental and alternative forms of representing creative work. Peer-reviewed works, projects, and research thematically gravitating towards memory, forgetting, trauma and the archive; language/image; gender; software, materiality and mediality; international diaspora and post-colonialism; cultural engagement through food; the role of art in peace meditation; performance activism; liminality; space/place; temporary architecture; foreignness, otherness and the uncanny.

Published by Transart Institute, e-ISSN: 2334-2765.
Call for submissions : http://www.transart.org/elsejournal/

The Transart self-directed educational experience
–Summer intensives in Berlin, winter sessions in New York City.
–Workshops, seminars, talks, critiques, cultural excursions, exhibition and performance opportunities every residency.
–A highly individualized contemporary learning experience without grades.
–Realization of creative projects with the support of self-chosen advisors and curators.
–Low-residency format fosters a sustainable practice while balancing relationships and advancing your careers
–International make-up of students and faculty fosters exchange across cultural boundaries
–Offsite creative work, critiques and advisement wherever you live and work.
–Continue to exhibit, screen and perform your work internationally in the Transart Collective as an alumni.

The MFA Creative Practice is a student-centered, project-oriented program that fosters independent thinking, risk-taking and the creation of an informed and sustainable art praxis. The program is tailored to suit the needs of working artists with summer residencies in Berlin, winter residencies in New York, and one-on-one advisement during the academic year, wherever students work and live. Students are free to pursue work in any art-related genre and to create their own course of study, working independently and with the support of self-chosen studio and research advisors. Short periods of intensive residency permit students to continue with their professional work and keep a balanced personal life while participating in the program. The PhD Creative Practice is a low-residency three-year program and only offered for creative research.

Transart People
Transart faculty and advisors come from a wide range of academic and artistic backgrounds as well as geographic locations. Current theoretical areas of expertise include curatorial work, cyberfeminism, African diaspora, interface technologies, digital arts, continental philosophy, media, social studies in colonialism, capitalism and tourism, word and image relationships, and contemporary asian art history. Studio faculty includes international artists working with sound, performance, dance and choreography, photography, drawing, sculpture, film and video, intervention and installation.

The majority of Transart students are emerging and mid-career artists and teachers at tertiary institutions. Students’ experiences at the Institute are unique and often transformational. New York-based artist Virgil Wong found that “the community I’ve become a part of through Transart is already much more immersive than what I’ve developed in ten years of living and working as an artist in New York City.” For composer and artist David Dunn, “perhaps the most important aspect of the program, to me personally, has been the realization of just how constrained my professional life can be. I have no lack of colleagues or opportunities to present my work, but my network of association tends to reinforce a particular set of intellectual and aesthetic assumptions that become the set of assumptions. Transart succeeds at prying apart some of those entrenched viewpoints to provide space for new ideas and concerns. The truly international makeup of the students and faculty reinforces this.”

Transart alumni continue to exhibit, screen and perform internationally through the Transart Collective. Recently, MFA students Beau B. Baco (Philippines), Abdullah Khan (Pakistan), Fatimah White (New York), Honi Ryan (Australia), and Mariana Rocha (Brazil) participated in the Bienal de Arte de Sao Paulo, while films by MFA student José Drummund (Lisbon), faculty Jean Marie Casbarian (New York), and Caroline Koebel (Austin) were being shown with those of John Baldessari, Lawrence Weiner, Harun Farocki, William Wegman, Miranda July and Shelly Silver at the VAFA international film festival in Macau.

Current topics: Memory, Forgetting, Trauma and the Archive; Language/Image; Gender; Software, Materiality and Mediality; International Diaspora and Post-Colonialism; Cultural Engagement through Food; Role of Art in Peace and Mediation; Performance Activism; Liminality; Space/Place; Temporary Architecture; Wandering Ecologies; Foreignness, Otherness and the Uncanny.

Transart Institute
Transart grew out of a desire to go beyond established institutional education where pre-formed and pre-formatted knowledge is passed on to all students in the same way. Transart works the other way around: a plethora of models and diverse input in a multi-perspective environment form a truly student-driven program. The Institute is also a platform for faculty to expand their teaching praxis by making space for creativity and experimentation. Beyond its educational objectives, Transart is engaged in building an international community in support of students, alumni, faculty and their artistic and academic practices.


OPPORTUNITY

Transart Berlin Summer Academy Call


Deadline:
Mon Jun 15, 2015 23:59



3 weeks: July 25 - August 14, 2015
Deadline to apply: June 15
Tuition: $5000, no fees.
Scholarships available.
Application: www.transart.org/info

Transart Summer Residency Certificate Program 2015
Get a creative surge, revitalize your practice, show in Berlin, make international connections, and optionally get support and input for a year long independent project.

Transart Summer Academy 2015 will take place in the spacious, beautiful, fully equipped, dance and performance spaces and excellent cafe at Ufer Studios in Berlin with exhibitions, performance and time-based events occuring on the weekends at Somos Art Space.

First weekend is devoted to a public pop-up exhibition, performance, and screening events, and openings. Last weekend packed with cultural excursions including studio, museum and gallery visits.

Choose up to four elective workshops, either studio or theory. Optionally present your work to the school body for feedback as well as in small groups followed . Choose one Berlin curator for a full afternoon critique in small groups followed by intros and reception with five other curators to make connections.

Optionally propose a year long independent project, get one on one feedback with faculty and guests and continue with your critique group throughout they year ahead to sustain your practice (by invitation).

Weekday morning yoga, weekday evening talks from artists, theorists, curators, and guests throughout.

Week 1 choices:
Wolfgang Sützl: Skin > more
Angeliki Avgitidou: Line Beyond Drawing > more
Elena Marchevska: Encountering the Subjectivity > more
Herman Mendolicchio: Mobility, Networks and the Politics of Exchange > more
Merete Rostad: The Artist as Curator – Breaking the rules > more
Simon Pope: Art After the Antropocene > more
Jean-Ulrick Desert: Art and the Echo-chamber(s): Your art-practice in critical times > more

Week 2 choices:
Ece Pazarbasi: Berlin Art Grant Clinic 3RS > more
Jean Marie Casbarian: Naming the Invisible > more
Caroline Koebel: Alienation > more
Linda Montano: Letting Go > more

Week 3 choices:
Laura Gonzalez: Obsessions and Possessions > more
Lynn Book: Intensities – Extending Body and Voice > more
Michael Bowdidge: Art Vs. Life > more

Full program and course descriptions: http://www.transart.org/events-2015/
Transart people (faculty, guests, students): http://www.transart.org/people/
Travel info: http://www.transart.org/travel-accommodations/

Transart Institute is a utopian institution established in 2004, founded and run entirely by artists. Transart additionally offers fully accredited Creative MFA/PhD programs. A non-degree certificate is awarded for the Summer Academy Berlin Residency.

We’re excited to hear from you!

Questions?
Susie Quillinan, MFA
admin@transart.org
skype: transartinstitute
phone: +1 (347) 410 9905

Additionally chat with faculty by phone or skype upon applying.
Subscribe to our newsletter for more info about our programs.

Mailing address: 228 Park Ave S. #34726, New York, NY 10003

Photos by Aleks Slota, 2014


OPPORTUNITY

Transart MFA AND PhD Creative Practice applications and scholarships deadline April 15th


Deadline:
Wed Apr 15, 2015 23:59

Location:
New York, New York
United States of America

Unique opportunity to earn an MFA AND a PhD wherever you live and work. Intensives in New York and Berlin. Fast track options from Creative MFA to Creative PhD available. 

The Transart experience
– Summer intensives in Berlin, winter sessions in New York City for both MFA AND PhD.
– Workshops, seminars, talks, critiques, cultural excursions, exhibition and performance opportunities every residency.
– Realization of creative projects with the support of self-chosen advisors, artists, theorists and curators.
– Short intensives, one to one advisements and critique groups fosters a sustainable practice.
– International exchange across cultural boundaries.
– Continue to exhibit, screen and perform your work throughout the program internationally and in the Collective as an alumni.

Options
– Two year MFA with a first degree or equivalent.
– One year MFA with advanced standing of graduate credit from a relevant program.
– Three year PhD (optional completion year)
– Fast-track from MFA to PhD with advanced standing in your second summer.
– Fast-track from MFA to PhD with supported proposal second year, transition from MFA to PhD that same summer. 

Transart people
Transart faculty and advisors comes from a wide range of academic and artistic backgrounds as well as geographic locations. Current theoretical areas of expertise include curatorial work, cyber-feminism, African diaspora, interface technologies, digital arts, continental philosophy, media, social studies in colonialism, capitalism and tourism, word and image relationships, and contemporary Asian art history. Studio faculty include international artists working with painting, creative writing, sound, performance, dance and choreography, photography, drawing, sculpture, film and video, interventions, new media, and installation art.

And what they say
MFA student Allen Ferguson: “Transart has pushed my practice into the upper tolerable limit of experimentation. I've made some brilliant friends for life and have organized my practice from errant art works into a focused methodology. 

PhD student Lisa Osborn: “Transart consistently provides both the catalyst with which one is able to act and create with integrity and parameters in which fearlessness about process as it unfolds is possible. Transart reliably fosters artists both when working alone and as part of a group. The Transart way is subtle but penetrating and hilariously dependable.”

PhD student Chris Danowski: “Maybe it sounds corny to say that Transart means becoming part of a community of international artists, but it's also true.  At times it seems as though there are too many interesting people in one room, and not enough time in the world to have all the conversations we need to have. 

Alumnus David Dunn, MFA: “Perhaps the most important aspect of the program, to me personally, has been the realization of just how constrained my professional life can be. I have no lack of colleagues or opportunities to present my work but my network of association tends to reinforce a particular set of intellectual and aesthetic assumptions that become the set of assumptions. Transart succeeds at prying apart some of those entrenched viewpoints to provide space for new ideas and concerns. The truly international makeup of the students and faculty reinforces this.”

Alumnus Virgil Wong, PhD: “The community I’ve become a part of through Transart is already much more immersive than what I’ve developed in ten years of living and working as an artist in New York City.” 

Alumnus Sonia Barrett, MFA: “Still am thankful for my time at Transart every time I step in the studio.”

Alumnus Valerie Walkerdine, PhD: This is a life-changing programme! I am learning so much from it and it has supported, enriched and developed my practice more than I could possibly have hoped. It is very full-on and tiring in a good way...The openness and supportiveness of the staff is wonderful and working with a very diverse and international group of fellow students inspiring. 

Current common topics: Memory, Forgetting, Trauma and the Archive; Language/Image; Gender; Software, Materiality and Mediality; International Diaspora and Post-Colonialism; Cultural Engagement through Food; Role of Art in Peace and Mediation; Performance Activism; Liminality; Space/Place; Temporary Architecture; Foreignness, Otherness and the Uncanny.

Finances and scholarships
Merit scholarships available. 
“Debt-free” Pay As You Go plans, two year payment plans without interest available. 
Letters of support for funding from other institutions are available upon request.
 
Transart Institute
Transart grew out of a desire to go beyond established institutional education where pre-formed and pre-formatted knowledge is passed on to all students in the same way. Transart works the other way around: a plethora of models and diverse input in a multi-perspective environment form a truly student-driven program. The Institute is also a platform for faculty to expand their teaching praxis by making space for creativity and experimentation. Beyond its educational objectives, Transart is engaged in building an international community in support of students, alumni, faculty and their artistic and academic practices.

Transart Institute
Mail: 228 Park Avenue South, #34726
New York, NY 10003
T +1 347 410 9905
Skype: transartinstitute

For more info:
admissions@transart.org
http://www.transart.org/admissions/landing-page/

Else Art Journal published by Transart Institute
Deadline for submissions April 1st. 


OPPORTUNITY

Berlin/New York: MFA, PhD, Summer Certificate - rolling admissions deadline April 15 (with MFA scholarships while they last).


Deadline:
Wed Apr 15, 2015 23:59

Location:
New York, New York
United States of America



Transart Institute, the International Low Residency Creative Practice MFA+PhD
Accredited by Plymouth University, UK.

Creative Practice MFA, PhD, Summer Certificate programs: January 23, 2015

Application (http://www.transart.org/admissions/)

The Transart experience
– Summer intensives in Berlin, winter sessions in New York City
– Workshops, seminars, talks, critiques, cultural excursions tours, exhibition and performance opportunities every residency
– A highly individualized contemporary learning experience without grades
– Realization of creative projects with the support of self-chosen advisors and curators
– Low-residency format fosters a sustainable practice while balancing relationships and advancing your careers
– International make-up of students and faculty fosters exchange across cultural boundaries
– Offsite creative work, critiques and advisement wherever you live and work.
– Continue to exhibit, screen and perform your work internationally in the Transart Collective as an alumni.

The MFA Creative Practice is a student-centered, project oriented program which fosters independent thinking, risk-taking and the creation of an informed and sustainable art praxis. The program is tailored to suit the needs of working artists with summer residencies in Berlin, winter residencies in New York and one-on-one advisement during the academic year, wherever students work and live. Students are free to pursue work in any art-related genre and to create their own course of study, working independently and with the support of self-chosen studio and research advisors. Short periods of intensive residency permit students to continue with their professional work and keep a balanced personal life while participating in the program.

Transart people
Transart faculty and advisors comes from a wide range of academic and artistic backgrounds as well as geographic locations. Current theoretical areas of expertise include curatorial work, cyber-feminism, African diaspora, interface technologies, digital arts, continental philosophy, media, social studies in colonialism, capitalism and tourism, word and image relationships, and contemporary Asian art history. Studio faculty include international artists working with sound, performance, dance and choreography, photography, drawing, sculpture, film and video, intervention and installation.

The majority of Transart students are emerging and mid-career artists and teachers at tertiary institutions. Students’ experiences at the Institute are unique and often transformational. New York-based artist Virgil Wong found that “the community I’ve become a part of through Transart is already much more immersive than what I’ve developed in ten years of living and working as an artist in New York City.” For composer and artist David Dunn, “perhaps the most important aspect of the program, to me personally, has been the realization of just how constrained my professional life can be. I have no lack of colleagues or opportunities to present my work but my network of association tends to reinforce a particular set of intellectual and aesthetic assumptions that become the set of assumptions. Transart succeeds at prying apart some of those entrenched viewpoints to provide space for new ideas and concerns. The truly international makeup of the students and faculty reinforces this.”

Transart alumni continue to exhibit, screen and perform internationally through the Transart Collective. Currently MFA students Beau B. Baco (Philippines), Abdullah Khan (Pakistan), Fatimah White (New York), Honi Ryan (Australia), and Mariana Rocha (Brazil) are participating in Bienal de Arte de Sao Paulo. MFA student José Drummund (Lisbon), faculty Jean Marie Casbarian (New York), and Caroline Koebel’s (Austin) films are being shown with those of John Baldessari, Lawrence Weiner, Harun Farocki, William Wegman, Miranda July and Shelly Silver at VAFA (Video Art For All) International Festival in Macau.

Current topics: Memory, Forgetting, Trauma and the Archive; Language/Image; Gender; Software, Materiality and Mediality; International Diaspora and Post-Colonialism; Cultural Engagement through Food; Role of Art in Peace and Mediation; Performance Activism; Liminality; Space/Place; Temporary Architecture; Foreignness, Otherness and the Uncanny.
 
Transart Institute
Transart grew out of a desire to go beyond established institutional education where pre-formed and pre-formatted knowledge is passed on to all students in the same way. Transart works the other way around: a plethora of models and diverse input in a multi-perspective environment form a truly student-driven program. The Institute is also a platform for faculty to expand their teaching praxis by making space for creativity and experimentation. Beyond its educational objectives, Transart is engaged in building an international community in support of students, alumni, faculty and their artistic and academic practices.

MFA info: http://www.transart.org/admissions/mfa/
MFA application process: http://www.transart.org/admissions/application-process/
PhD info: http://www.transart.org/admissions/phd/
Certificate info: http://www.transart.org/admissions/summer-certificate/

Finances and scholarships
Tuition, comparison and processes:
http://www.transart.org/admissions/deadlines-tuition-processes/
4,000 USD scholarships and prizes while they last, rolling admissions until April 15.
“Debt-free” pay as you go, two year payment plans without interest available.
Letters of support for funding from other institutions are available upon request.

Transart Institute
Mail: 228 Park Avenue South, #34726
New York, NY 10003
T +1 347 410 9905
Skype: transartinstitute
admissions@transart.org
www.transart.org

 
For more info contact admissions@transart.org.
Admissions
More information on the summer sessions can be found herehttp://www.transart.org/summer-events-berlin-2014/.


OPPORTUNITY

Transart non-competitive MFA Scholarships


Deadline:
Fri Jan 23, 2015 00:00

Transart non-competitive MFA Scholarships

Students applying by the preferred admissions deadline of January 23rd will be granted an $8000.00 scholarship.

Exhibit and perform internationally while you study. 
Uniquely international for exchange and connections across cultural boundaries, with intensives in Berlin and New York, Transart’s low-residency PhD, MFA and Certificate programs offer a plethora of input at residencies with dozens of innovative workshops, artist talks, lectures, pecha kuchas, walkshops, seminars, cultural tours to choose from; extensive individual and full group critiques with artists and curators; and performances, pop-up events and exhibitions to participate in. A recent residency program courses and events are here: http://www.transart.org/category/events-projects/).

Low-residency MFA Creative Practice
After the residency choose from an extensive pool of international curators, artists and theorists for advise and critique for your self-directed, independent art projects working in whatever media best expresses your vision.
Ongoing connections, critique and support are essential ingredients for a vital artistic practice and successful academic career. Alumni join an international group of emerging and mid-career artists and curators in the Transart Collective (transartcollective.org) to stay connected and active, continuing to show, curate and perform together internationally.
Students who have previous graduate-level coursework can apply credits towards advanced standing. We will consider applications from students without a first degree who can show evidence of relevant professional experience. Students who are interested in earning a practice-based PhD can apply for the fast-track after one-year on the MFA program.

For New York-based artist Virgil Wong “the community I’ve become a part of through Transart is already much more immersive than what I’ve developed in ten years of living and working as an artist in New York City”. German photographer and performer Angelika Rinnhofer found: “…freedom and flexibility. Since a large number of students are accomplished artists and earn a living, Transart’s concept is ideal to work toward a degree and to expand one’s artistic career in addition to having a job.”
Winter Open House
You are cordially invited to a day at the Transart Winter Residency, January 14, 2014, in New York.
– come to the four guest artist talks
– meet with faculty one on one, rub elbows with alumni and students at the reception
– ask for a portfolio review or individual meeting 
– sit in on a session of current students’ critiques

Transart Institute
The International Creative Practice MFA/PhD

www.transart.org
admissions@transart.org
phone: +1 (347) 410-9905
skype: transartinstitute
mail: 228 Park Ave S. #34726, New York, NY 10003
Accredited by Plymouth University, UK

RSVP for Winter Open House here: admissions@transart.org
Admissions: www.transart.org/category/admissions/
Subscribe to News from Transart: www.transart.org/newsletter
Subscribe to Else Art Journal: www.elsejournal.org

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Photo credit: Performance Artist Rosina Ivanova presenting work from “The Superhumans: Bodies in Performance and Intervention”, exhibition curated by An Paenhusen in Berlin Summer 2013. Photo: Alek Slota