Open call for Nida Doctoral School residency and courses: “Smoke and Mirrors—Staged Arguments and the Legitimation of Artistic Research”

If science is a fairytale that is hard to disbelieve (Bruno Latour), then scientific research is nothing but scripting fiction. What’s more, the latter is the domain of art. Be it truthful deceit, legitimate hocus-pocus, or real fiction, such a story requires a great deal of creativity and knowledge in carrying out such a persuasion. The persuasion will be carried out at the residencies, inaugural courses and opening forum of the Nida Doctoral School by artists, curators, professors (featuring Anthony Dunne, Timothy Ingold and Fiona Raby, among others) and doctoral students.

Vilnius Academy of Arts (VAA) and Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture (Aalto University) are starting a partnership by establishing Nida Doctoral School. It is a non-degree doctoral program at Nida Art Colony (NAC), Neringa, Lithuania.

Nida Doctoral School is happy to announce two open calls for:
–Three eight-week residencies for doctoral students at Nida Art Colony, in September and October 2015;
–Seven participants in one-week-long doctoral courses (with credits) “Smoke and Mirrors: Staged Arguments and the Legitimation of Artistic Research” October 15 to 25.

Both programmes are thematically connected, and selected residents are expected to take part in, as well as to contribute to the courses and the opening forum “Smoke and Mirrors.” Both programmes will culminate in the opening forum of the Nida Doctoral School, which foresees artistic performances, performative lectures, screenings, etc. October 23 to 25.

Three selected residents will be offered Nordic Culture Point grants. The grants will cover: tuition for the courses “Smoke and Mirrors”; participation in the opening forum of Nida Doctoral School; travel expenses to/from NAC (up to 300 EUR); accommodation costs; and provide a stipend of 500 EUR/month.

Seven selected course participants will be offered NAC grants. These grants will cover tuition, participation in the opening forum of Nida Doctoral School, travel expenses to/from NAC (up to 300 EUR), accommodation costs and catering.

Nordic and Baltic residents currently involved in academic doctoral or post-doctoral studies in art, art history, curating, design, media, architecture and related fields are eligible to apply.

Deadline for proposals: 31 May 2015

Doctoral or postdoctoral students who are residents of other countries are welcome to apply only for the “Smoke and Mirrors” courses on 15–25 October.

For more information and the application form, click here.

For any further queries, please contact Juste Kostikovaite, curator of Nida Doctoral School.

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May 21, 2015
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