Call for Applications: Umea Academy of Fine Arts

Call for Applications: Umea Academy of Fine Arts

Umeå Academy of Fine Arts, Umeå University

March 16, 2009
Call for Applications: Umea Academy of Fine Arts
Umeå Academy of Fine Arts

Academy of Fine Arts, Umeå University
901 87 Umeå, Sweden
Ph +46-90-786 6864
Fax +46-90-786 6687
[email protected]


The Umeå Academy of Fine Arts seeks committed, curious and creative students for the 2009 Master Program. Beautifully located on the banks of the Umeälven river in Umeå, a university town and center of trade activities, the Academy is the northernmost of all five Swedish art schools.

Umea Academy of Fine Arts offers a concentrated education in a small, intimate environment while maintaining an international connect through its renowned faculty. Critical discourse on artistic practice and an emphasis on analysis and self-reflection contribute to an understanding of contemporary art located within a larger cultural, social and political context. Guest artists from abroad support the faculty in engaging students in contemporary creative initiatives worldwide.

The program comprises of supervised independent projects, lectures, seminars, master classes and field research. Well-equipped workshops for wood, metal, plaster, bronze, printmaking, photo, video, sound and computer-based work are open to all students. Each student is provided a studio space and all teachers at the school are available as supervisors. In addition to the regular program, Umeå Art Academy engages in two-year long, concentrated projects: for the period 2009-2011, workshops around the theme of “Sustainability” will be held in cities in northern Europe such as Kiruna, Tromsø, and Kirkenes.

The Umeå Academy of Fine Arts faculty is a young team of renowned instructors with active, international careers and a strong interest in cross-disciplinary debate, research, and modes of production. Faculty include Roland Spolander, Elin Wikström, Ingo Vetter, Florian Zeyfang, Miklós Erhardt, Francois Bucher, Carin Ellberg, Magnus Wallin, Anna Radström, Per Nilsson, Christofer Fredriksson, Micael Nyberg. Visiting faculty and guests include Johanna Billing, Ayreen Anastas & Rene Gabri, Clemens Krümmel, Maria Lind, Brigitte Franzen, Tom van Gestel, Lars Mathisen, Center for Land Use Interpretation, John Akomfrah, Emily Roysdon, Piratbyrån, Alejandra Salinas & Aeron Bergman, Joanna Rajkowska and many more.

Umeå Art Academy is involved in international exchange with the sixteen schools of the Nordic Fine Arts network KUNO, the Hanoi Fine Arts University in Vietnam, the Art Academy in Vienna, the Städelschule in Frankfurt, and others within the Erasmus system.


Artists/students with diverse backgrounds interested in innovative artistic practice and research are encouraged to apply. The Swedish university system does not require tuition fees.

Application closing date for Fall 2009 programme is April 1

For more information, eligibility requirements, etc, please see our web site:
or contact Britt-Marie Sandström
Ph +46-90-786 6864 Fax +46-90-786 6687
Email: [email protected]
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