1. PhDArts

    PhDArts offers an international, high-level doctorate in art and design. The PhDArts research trajectory consists of two elements: individual research and participation in the doctoral study programme. An appropriate team of supervisors is sought for each doctoral student. The doctoral study programme, which consists of lectures, seminars, trainings, and workshops, is an essential part of the research environment in which the student undertakes his or her research.

  2. News

    1. All news
      1. Public Defense Ebifananyi
      2. The public defense by visual artist Andrea Stultiens of the research project entitled 'Ebifananyi'  takes place in two stages. On 20 November at 12.00 Stultiens will publicly elucidate her artistic work for the Doctoral Examination Committee in the exhibition 'Ebifananyi – Mutualities', at the Gallery of the Royal Academy of Art The Hague. At 16.15 on the same day Stultiens will defend her dissertation in the Senate Chamber of Leiden University. 

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      1. PhDArts Conference
      2. Celebrating 10 years PhDArts

        How do we establish, sustain and nourish a vital research culture in the arts? 

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      1. Public Defense Propaganda Art from the 20th to the 21st Century
      2. The public defense of the research project entitled 'Propaganda Art from the 20th to the 21st Century' by visual artist Jonas Staal takes place in two stages. On Thursday 25 January at 13.00 Staal will publicly elucidate a selection of artistic work made within the framework of his PhD research. At 15.00 Staal will defend his dissertation in the Great Auditorium at Leiden University.

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  3. Programme

      2. 17 January – 21 June 2019
      3. Academy of Creative and Performing Arts, Leiden University, Leiden (NL)
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      2. 20 September – 7 December 2018
      3. This semester, the PhDArts doctoral study programme will consist of lectures and workshops by PhDArts staff and invited guests, as well as presentations by doctoral students of their individual research projects. Among the guest speakers are: Erik Viskil, researcher, writer and advisor to cultural institutions; Scott Lash, Professor of Sociology and Cultural Studies at Goldsmiths, University of London; Noam Toran, visual artist and lecturer and Sanderien Verstappen, postdoctoral researcher at the International Institute for Asian Studies, Leiden University. Only for PhDArts students.

      4. Academy of Creative and Performing Arts, Leiden University, Leiden (NL)
  4. Dissertations

    1. All dissertations

    An archive of dissertations and artistic outcomes of PhD projects and interviews with PhDArts doctors.

  5. Individual projects

    1. All individual projects
      1. Pastedgraphic-2 (1)
      3. 19 October 2018 – 10 March 2019

      4. Joost Grootens takes part in the exhibition 'Speculative Design Archive' at Het Nieuwe Instituut. 

      5. Het Nieuwe Instituut, Rotterdam (NL)
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  6. Admission

    The yearly application deadlines for PhDArts are 1 April and 1 October. Accepted applicants can join the programme in September or January of each year.

  7. Contact

    PhDArts c/o Suzanne Knip-Mooij
    Prinsessegracht 4
    2514 AN Den Haag
    The Netherlands
    Phone: +31 (0)70 315 47 55
    Email: info@phdarts.eu

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