1. PhDArts

    PhDArts offers an international, high-level doctorate in art and design. The PhDArts research trajectory consists of two elements: individual research and participation in the doctoral study programme. An appropriate team of supervisors is sought for each doctoral student. The doctoral study programme, which consists of lectures, seminars, trainings, and workshops, is an essential part of the research environment in which the student undertakes his or her research.

  2. News

    1. All news
      1. R 10 invitation
      2. Public Defense The Variational Mode
      3. The public defense by visual artist Riccardo Giacconi of the research project entitled 'The Variational Mode: Three cases about documents, artworks and animation' consists of two parts. On 13 November at 12.00 Giacconi will publicly elucidate his artistic work for the doctoral examination committee in the exhibition 'The Variational Mode'. At 16.15 on the same day Giacconi will defend his dissertation in the Senate Chamber of Leiden University. 

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      2. ACPA Conference 2019
      3. Is This Thing On? The Public Dimensions of Artistic Research

        Registrations are now open for this two-day conference organized by the Academy of Creative and Performing Arts (ACPA), Leiden University and by the University of The Arts, The Hague.

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      1. Public Defense Ebifananyi
      2. The public defense by visual artist Andrea Stultiens of the research project entitled 'Ebifananyi'  takes place in two stages. On 20 November at 12.00 Stultiens will publicly elucidate her artistic work for the Doctoral Examination Committee in the exhibition 'Ebifananyi – Mutualities', at the Gallery of the Royal Academy of Art The Hague. At 16.15 on the same day Stultiens will defend her dissertation in the Senate Chamber of Leiden University. 

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  3. Programme

      1. PhDArts Fall Programme 2019
      2. 19 September – 6 December 2019
      3. This semester, the PhDArts doctoral study programme will consist of lectures and workshops by PhDArts staff and invited guests, as well as presentations by doctoral students of their individual research projects. Among the staff and guest speakers are: Johnny Golding, Professor of Philosophy & Fine Art, and Senior Tutor: Research in the School of Arts & Humanities, at the Royal College of Art, London. Joost de Bloois, assistant professor at the University of Amsterdam, departments of Cultural Analysis and Comparative Literature; Bart Verschaffel, Professor of Theory of Architecture and Architectural criticism, Ghent University; Erik Viskil, researcher, writer and advisor to cultural institutions; and Alice Twemlow, lector of Design and the Deep Future at the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague and associate professor at the Arts at the Academy of Creative and Performing Arts, Leiden University. Only for PhDArts students.

      4. Academy of Creative and Performing Arts, Leiden University, Leiden (NL)
  4. Dissertations

    1. All dissertations

    An archive of dissertations and artistic outcomes of PhD projects and interviews with PhDArts doctors.

  5. Individual projects

    1. All individual projects
      1. What a Genderful World
      2. 11 October 2019 – 23 August 2020
      3. Judith van IJken participates in the exhibition 'What a Genderful World' with a selection of works from the series 'Anamorphosis'. 

      4. Tropenmuseum, Amsterdam (NL)
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      1. Bureau des pleurs
      2. Bureau de Pleurs
      3. 18 September 2019 – 5 January 2020
      4. Maha Yammine participates in the collective project 'Bureau de Pleurs' that will be shown at the 15th edition of the Lyon Contemporary Art Biennale 'Là où les eaux se mêlent'. 

      5. Fagor Factory, Lyon (FR)
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  6. Admission

    The yearly application deadlines for PhDArts are 1 April and 1 October. Accepted applicants can join the programme in September or January of each year.

  7. Contact

    PhDArts c/o Suzanne Knip-Mooij
    Prinsessegracht 4
    2514 AN Den Haag
    The Netherlands
    Phone: +31 (0)70 315 47 55
    Email: info@phdarts.eu


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