Call for applications 2020–21 & open studios

Call for applications 2020–21 & open studios

Higher Institute for Fine Arts (HISK)

(1) HISK facade, (2) Belgium in focus study trip, (3) studio, (4) collaboration between HISK candidate-laureates, (5) HISK laureates exhibition 2018. Courtesy: HISK.

April 2, 2019
Call for applications 2020–21 & open studios
Open studios: May 24–27
Application deadline: June 20
Higher Institute for Fine Arts (HISK)
HISK – Higher Institute for Fine Arts, Gosset site – Building A (first floor)
Gabrielle Petitstraat 4-6
1080 Brussel
Hours: Thursday–Friday 2–6pm,
Saturday–Sunday 12–6pm
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Programme 2020–21
The Higher Institute for Fine Arts is a post-graduate institute that combines art residency and individualized support with thorough advanced studies in the arts. The HISK provides young artists from Belgium and abroad with a workspace and pedagogical guidance for a duration of two years.

Visual artists from all countries working with any medium are welcome to apply for the programme. Artist duos are accepted. 

The strength of the HISK is its unique model of cross-fertilisation of visiting lectureships, studio visits, exhibitions, Open Studios, seminars, master classes, public lectures, technical workshops, study trips within Belgium and abroad, etc. that are devised to respond to the artists’ needs. The HISK provides a safe haven for experiment and research with a flexible structure.

Artists who have already obtained a Master degree in Fine Arts or an equivalent qualification are eligible to apply to the HISK. Exceptions can be made for applicants who do not have a Master degree but whose artistic trajectory evidences a high level of development, motivation and artistic affinity. Participants are expected to show a strong commitment to conducting critical research within their respective fields of interest. 

Artists who are interested in theory, scientific research and in future development of a PhD in the arts are also welcome to apply.

The selected artists are expected to fully commit to the programme, be present and participate in the activities offered by the HISK. This interaction is seen as an important forum of exchange and development. 

The HISK offers a two-year, full-time programme, which starts on January 1, 2020 and ends on December 31, 2021.

For conditions and more information, visit our website.


Open studios 2019       
May 24–27, from 2–8pm
Charles de Kerchovelaan 187A, 9000 Ghent, Belgium

Artists: Sofia Caesar (Brasil), Lisette de Greeuw (Netherlands), Hanane El Farissi (Morocco), Katya Ev (Ekaterina Vasilyeva) (Russia), Francesca Ferreri (Italy), Helen Anna Flanagan (United Kingdom), Eva Giolo (Belgium), Johna Hansen (Sweden), Megan-Leigh Heilig (South Africa), Sina Hensel (Germany), Roel Heremans (Belgium), Che-Yu Hsu (Taiwan), Nikolay Karabinovych (Ukraine), Mirthe Klück (Netherlands), Diego Lama (Peru), Hannah Mevis (Germany), Štefan Papčo (Slovakia), Mark Požlep (Slovenia), Bárbara Sánchez Barroso (Spain), Gintaute Skvernyte (Lithuania), Oussama Tabti (Algeria), Ingel Vaikla (Estonia), Luca Vanello (Italy), Shirley Villavicencio Pizango (Peru).

For more information, visit our website.

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