Wednesday, 29 April 2009

SHORT DEADLINE! Transart Institute: Ten Scholarships in International MFA Program

Transart Institute: Ten Scholarships in International MFA Program


Transart Institute announced today that six scholarships of USD 12,000 each have become available to students from Eastern Europe and developing countries and four scholarships of 3,000 USD each to students from anywhere to participate in Transart Institute's international MFA program. An application form to the program is online:

Scholarships are given on the basis of artistic merit and financial need to artists of all media and genres.
Scholarship applications are accepted online:


Transart Institute is a student-centered, self-directed MFA program, uniquely located in Europe offering an accredited two year low-residency course for working artists, teachers and all professionals in related fields who are seeking advancement in visual arts and new media. The innovative program consists of three intensive summer residencies with lectures, workshops, critiques, seminars, performances and exhibitions in Europe and two shorter, optional winter residencies in New York. In the four semesters between residencies, students create their own course of study realizing individual art and research projects with the support of faculty and self-chosen artist mentors wherever they work and live.

The Transart MFA program is geared towards the development of a sustainable artistic praxis rather than training in certain media or genres, challenging students to think conceptually and work creatively in new ways. Current students work with animation, curating, digital media, film, gaming, graphic design, installation, painting, performance, photography, robotics, sculpture, sound, text, video, virtual reality.


Transart faculty comes from a wide range of academic and artistic backgrounds as well as geographic locations. Current theoretical areas of expertise include software art, curatorial work, cyberfeminism, interface technologies, born-digital arts, continental philosophy, media, conflict and peace studies, social studies in colonialism, capitalism and tourism, and contemporary asian art history. Studio faculty include international artists working with sound, performance, dance and choreography, photography, drawing, sculpture, clothing design, film and video, intervention and installation art.


The majority of Transart students are emerging and mid-career artists and teachers at tertiary institutions. Transart Institute's residencies are a true meeting place for cultural exchange. Current students will converge for the summer residency from areas as diverse as Puerto Rico, Pakistan, Iceland, Croatia, Ethiopia, Canada, Costa Rica, Germany, Austria, Egypt, the Netherlands, Philippines, UK and US.


The deadline for scholarship applications is May 1, 2009, the final application deadline to the program for 2009 without scholarships is June 1st.

For further information please contact:

Cella, MFA, Klaus Knoll, Dr. phil.
Directors, Transart Institute
Phone USA: (347) 410 9905
Fax USA: (508) 682 2853
Phone Europe: +43 (676) 742 0071
Mail: 228 Park Ave S. #34726, New York, NY 10003

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