Call for applications 2019

Call for applications 2019

Sandberg Instituut Amsterdam

Opening 2018. Photo: Sander van Wettum.

January 30, 2019
Call for applications 2019

Application deadline: April 1, 2019
Sandberg Instituut Amsterdam
FedLev building & Benthem Crouwel building
Fred. Roeskestraat 98
1076 ED Amsterdam
The Netherlands

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From January 8 until April 1, 2019, the Sandberg Instituut is open for applications to the five Main Departments and two new Temporary Programmes Approaching Language and Resolution.

New Temporary Programmes open for application

Approaching Language (2019–21)
Programme Directors: Maria Barnas & Ilse van Rijn
Coordinator: Antoinette Vonder Mühll
Tutors and guests: Nora Turato, W.G. Sebald, Ola Vasiljeva, Josse Pyl and others to be announced

Language hovers between persons and peoples, in word acts and affects. Terms are both generous and restrictive, signs can be aggressive and acute, silent and slow. Language generates liaisons between words and things, between works and worlds.

The Temporary Programme, Approaching Language, investigates language as matter that shapes and determines ways of thinking, ruling our everyday life, from the personal to intricate socio-political and ethical structures. Approaching Language asks what forms materialisations of language can take and where they can be situated, if at all. How do you approach language, and how does language approach you? How does a consciousness of language as matter, in all its variations, appear in current artistic practices? What is the operative force of an artistic practice steeped in language?

Resolution (2019–21)
Programme Director: Juha van ‘t Zelfde
Coordinator: Polina Medvedeva
Tutors and guests: Ash Sarkar, Daniel van der Velden, Rob Schröder and others to be announced 

Resolution — MA Moving Image is a two-year master programme committed to the future of the moving image. It is the sequel to current Temporary Programme Shadow Channel: Film, Design and Propaganda (2017-2019).

When studying at Resolution, you will work on three projects: your individual moving image work, your thesis, and a collective end-of-year presentation. The curriculum has been created to help you develop your conceptual and technical ability through practical workshops and tutorials, your critical thinking through seminars focussing on research and writing, and your sense of solidarity through collaboration and communal activities. 

Resolution is open to anyone who wants to develop new forms of moving images, whether you already make films, or design video games, make music, write stories or create art online. We do not expect students to already be professional cinematographers, to know everything about exhibiting multiscreen installations, or have a game available on Steam or in the PlayStation Store. “What matters is not to know the world,” as the late psychiatrist Frantz Fanon once wrote, “but to change it.”

Main Departments open for application

Critical Studies
Director: Tom Vandeputte
Coordinator: Will Pollard
Tutors: Jesse Darling, Joost de Bloois. Flavia Dzodan, Amelia Groom, Fatima Hellberg, Jakob Jakobsen, Huw Lemmey, Mihnea Mircan, Will Pollard, Wail Qasim, Jules Sturm, Tom Vandeputte, Marina Vishmidt, Linda Stupart, Simone Zeefuik, Anna Zett

Director: Annelys de Vet
Coordinator: Charlotte Corstanje
Tutors: Tina Bastajian, Anja Groten, Agata Jaworska, Rogier Klomp, Rob Schröder, Daniel van der Velden

Dirty Art Department
Director: Jerszy Seymour
Coordinator: Tamara van der Laarse
Tutors: Saâdane Afif, Daniel Dewar, Ioannis Mouravas, Florence Parot, Catherine Somzé, Noam Toram

Fine Arts
Director: Maxine Kopsa
Coordinator: Judith Leysner
Tutors: Jeroen Boomgaard, Gintaras Didziapetris, Gabriel Lester, Lucy Skaer, Mark Turner, Yolande van der Heide

Studio for Immediate Spaces
Director: Leopold Banchini
Coordinator: Arie de Fijter 
Tutors: Marie-Avril Berthet, Laure Jaffuel, Elise van Mourik, Joseph Noonan-Ganley, Julian Schubert, Tom Vandeputte

For more information and to apply to the Sandberg Instituut, visit

About Sandberg Instituut
As the postgraduate programme of the Gerrit Rietveld Academie Amsterdam, the Sandberg Instituut offers Master Programmes in Fine Arts, Interior Architecture and Design. The five Main Departments aim to deepen the practices of artists, designers and critics. In addition, the Temporary Programmes reflect on specific urgencies in society and the arts, and the Hosted Programmes focus on collaboration with other institutes. 

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