Applicants for the Fellowship are invited to develop an independent proposal outlining a clear interest in the areas of research/practice and organisations highlighted. The proposal should be content driven and can be based on already existing research or offer new projects. The fellow is not expected to produce an outcome or finished artwork, yet will be encouraged to publicly present the ongoing research interests whilst in the Netherlands. The research will also be published on an ongoing basis via Het Nieuwe Instituut and partner institution’s website, newsletter or other publications.
The fellow will be invited to:
- Make a series of presentations in Rotterdam & Amsterdam at host and partner institutions on their research/practice;
- Produce a monthly text/sound/video/photo essay (6 essays in total). The series of monthly texts will be posted on the websites of Tilting Axis and Het Nieuwe Instituut, with links to the partner institutions;
- Research could lead to an installation, exhibition or further events at partner institutions during or after the Fellowship;
- make a presentation at the Tilting Axis meeting in 2020. The aim is to support the fellow’s travel to Tilting Axis 6, hosted by the National Art Gallery of The Bahamas in Nassau.
A final report on the Fellowship experience is required.
Format and Submission Requirements Fellowship 2020
The Open Call for 2020 was available from 16 September, 2019, with a deadline for submission on 17 November, 2019. The call was open to individuals. Applications should be submitted in a single PDF file of maximum 10MB. In order to be considered, proposals should include the following information:
● A self-introduction in which applicants articulate the relation between their interests and the hosting/partner institutions. Departing from a curatorial, research or design and artistic ambition, we expect to see a statement of intent of maximum 1000 words. This statement should explain the applicant’s research focus, and its possible connection to architecture, design or digital culture, as well and the interest in the anchor and partner institutions.
● Relevant documentation of previous work, and/or links to audio or video files (maximum 10 minutes) in the application PDF.
● Indication of availability to take up the Fellowship from April - September 2020
Proposals should be written in English and applicants must have a working knowledge of English. While we understand that English proficiency may vary or that English may not be the applicant’s first or primary language, unfortunately, we are not able to offer translation support at this time. Applicants with specific questions are encouraged to contact firstname.lastname@example.org about the availability of any support service.
Proposals were considered by an international committee consisting of the Tilting Axis and Het Nieuwe Instituut teams along with representatives from the partner institutions including curators, academics, and museum professionals. The review committee includes:
- Jessica de Abreu, The Black Archives
- Guus Beumer, Artistic and General Director, Het Nieuwe Instituut
- Holly Bynoe, ARC Magazine, The National Art Gallery of the Bahamas and Tilting Axis co-founder
- Annalee Davis, Visual Artist, Founding Director/Fresh Milk, and Tilting Axis co-founder
- Sofía Hernández Chong Cuy, Director, / Jessy Koeiman, Witte de With
- Remy Jungerman, A Dutch-based Caribbean artist from Suriname representing the Netherlands at Venice 2019
- Maaike Lauwaert, head of internal affairs at De Appel
- Imara Limon, curator of modern and contemporary art at Amsterdam Museum
- Marina Otero, Director of Research, Het Nieuwe Instituut
Shortlisted candidates were invited to a phone interview with members of the selection committee.