Transart Institute announced today that six scholarships of USD 12,000 each are available to students from Eastern Europe and developing countries and four scholarships of 3,000 USD each are available to students from anywhere to participate in the international MFA in New media program. An application form is available online at: http://www.transartinstitute.org/Newpages/ApplicationForm.html
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, two shorter, optional winter residencies in New York and four semesters between residencies in which 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 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.
A detailed program for the 2009 summer residency is at: http://www.transartinstitute.org/Newpages/Residencies_Summer09.html
FACULTY AND STUDENTS
Transart faculty comes from a wide range of academic and artistic backgrounds as well as geographic locations. A 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. Faculty bios can be found at: http://www.transartinstitute.org/Newpages/Faculty09.html while student profiles and web sites are at: http://www.transartinstitute.org/Newpages/students.html
The deadline for scholarship applications is May 1, 2009, the final application deadline to the program for 2009 without scholarships is June 1st. Application forms are online at: http://www.transartinstitute.org/Newpages/ApplicationForm.html for the MFA program and at: http://friendsoftransartinstitute.org/Pages/MFA-Application.html for scholarships.
For further information on the program please contact: admin [at] transartinstitute.org
For further information on scholarships please write to: info [at] friendsoftransartinstitute.org
International MFA Program
Phone USA: (347) 410 9905
Fax USA: (508) 682 2853
info [at] transartinstitute.org