Art Invitations

Karel de Grote-Hogeschool – Sint Lucas Antwerp: Call for Applications

Application deadline: 27 August, 2010

In the academic year 2010-2011, the Sint Lucas Higher Institute of the Arts Antwerp (Belgium) will organize a one-year postgraduate research programme, ‘Master of Research in Art and Design’, for the fourth year in a row. The programme is composed of both practical and theoretical seminars and masterclasses, focusing on research in the visual arts, and is determined individually by each student in function of a personal, artistic research question.

Guest professors and lecturers will guide the student throughout his or her artistic research project. In June, the result of this research will be evaluated by a number of intern and extern professionals and will be presented in a public exhibition. The Master of Research in Art & Design aspires to function as a platform, both transmitting and stimulating research in the field of the visual arts.
To enroll for this Master, the candidate has to present his or her research question to the admission board in an interview. The interviews will take place on September 1st 2010. Candidates must enroll for the interview before August 27th 2010.

For more detailed information, please contact Wesley Meuris, coordinator of the Master of Research in Art & Design:

To enroll for the admission interview, please mail to


This Master-after-Master programme is intended for particularly gifted Masters graduates wishing to extend their studies in artistic research. This includes artists and designers, but also Masters graduates who can present a valuable artistic research project. The Master of Research in Art and Design offers students the space to further develop their insights and skills. Students’ personal artistic development will be encouraged through the preparation of an individual and original curriculum. Of great importance is their research in the visual arts, whereby work process, methodology and reflection correlate with the artistic work. As a research and monitoring platform, the Master of Research in Art and Design aims to provide young researchers with the necessary support for the further development of their personal artistic project.

Students will accomplish a year-long individual course with theoretical, research-methodological and art-related aspects. Under the supervision of both fixed and freely chosen visiting lecturers, students will set out a research programme which will also be explicitated in visual and/or written form.

Guest professors 2008-2009: Karin Borghouts | Stijn Cole | Anne Daems | Michel Dewilde | Hans Op de Beeck | Maria Roosen | Els Vanden Meersch | Kris Vleeshouwer | Paul Casaer | Christophe De Jaeger | Herman Van Ingelgem

Guest professors 2009-2010: Guy Bovyn | Ana Torfs | Antoon Van den Braembussche | Sofie Van Loo | Ulrike Lindmayr | Stef Van Bellingen | Herman Van Ingelgem | Nico Dockx | Gundi-Rosa Ingmarsdottir | Yannick Jaquet


The Master of Research in Art and Design is intended firstly for candidates with a Master of Art and Design degree or an equivalent qualification. The admissions committee can depart from this requirement if there are sufficient grounds. However, a Master’s degree or an equivalent qualification remains a prerequisite.

In September, candidates will be invited to an interview with the admissions committee. Applicants will present their research question to a committee consisting of experts who will follow students throughout the year. The interview will give students the opportunity to demonstrate a relevant link between their research question and their visual work. The committee will evaluate the quality of the visual work and the potential of the research. A methodological work plan will be an advantage in this respect.

Final exhibition 2009-2010: 2nd to 11th July 2010
Opening 2nd July at 18h, intro by Felix Villanueva (DNA, The Hague)
NICC, Tulpstraat 79, B-2060 Antwerp

Academic year 2010-2011

Application deadline: 27 August, 2010

Admission interview:
1 September, 2010

Karel de Grote-Hogeschool
Sint Lucas Antwerpen
Sint-Jozefstraat 35
B-2018 Antwerp