The Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp, AP University College, is offering two PhD fellowships (50% research assignment + 20% teaching assignment, start at 14/09/2020) in 2020.
The first fellowship is open to all PhD proposals in the field of Visual Arts.
The second fellowship will be awarded to a PhD proposal in either Fashion Design or Theatre Costume Design.
As regards the PhD fellowship in Fashion Design, we are looking for a fashion designer/researcher who can present an extensive, international and high-level artistic portfolio. Ideally, the research to be conducted should be rooted in the artistic/designing practice, and should focus on the future of fashion in a broad sense. The aim of the research should be to broaden the horizons of fashion, and to foster dialogue between various arts and disciplines. The research will take shape in social, cultural, political, ethical and aesthetic contexts, always with sustainability in mind. The artistic/designing practice and the research should both reflect the DNA of the Royal Academy's fashion education programme. Furthermore, it is important that the researcher has already gained experience in starting up and expanding their own label, as well as in working for other fashion houses. Finally, we expect the researcher/fashion designer to have a strong visual and artistic track record, including collaborations with visual artists, fashion photographers and/or performers.
Concerning the PhD fellowship for Theatre Costume Design, we are looking for a researcher/theatremaker/artist whose work combines elements of visual art, costume design, theatre design, dramaturgy, performance, dance and film. The candidate should be active in the field of contemporary theatre and the arts, using conceptual principles in their designs, and should be open to collaborations with actors, directors, performers and other artists. They should reflect on their own work through dialogue and explore the contemporary arts and performing arts with an open mind. We expect the researcher to have relevant artistic experience in the field of theatre and the arts, enabling them to translate their concepts into a scenography and/or costume design.
For both fellowships, we expect the proposals to be drawn up in line with, endorse and further develop the mission/vision of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp. More information about the mission/vision: https://www.ap-arts.be/en/mission-and-vision-royal-academy-fine-arts-antwerp
Please apply using the PhD Fellowship Application Form.
The form must be sent to the head of research Els De bruyn, email@example.com
Appendice: Flemish research discipline list
Final date of submission: 2 March 2020 - CALL CLOSED