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Call for Applications - THIRD, for Performing Arts and/or Socially Engaged Art, 01_03_24

THIRD is recruiting a new group of Companions starting in September '24 - August '26. Are you an experienced practitioner in the field of the performing arts and/or socially engaged art seeking to conduct practice-based research and interested in learning from and with each other towards another way of knowing and doing?

The application form closes on 1 March at 23.59hrs CET time.

3rd Cycle Research Group

What is THIRD and how does it work?

THIRD is a peer-to-peer support structure for artistic research and practice research in the arts at an advanced level. Our facilitating model is designed as a two-year trajectory for seven fellows to undertake research. These fellows form a group of companions (previously named cohorts) supporting and nourishing each others’ research through regular, cyclical encounters in practices. Accompanied by two tutors, companions meet four times a year for four-days quarterlies during which they experiment with ways of sharing their practice research, ways of responding, and ways of knowing. Additionally, there is research space and time for a three-week residency in the summer. This process supports artists in undertaking long-term practice-led research and/or preparing for further developments through research fellowship programs, PhDs, or other fitting contexts.

Attending the yearly four quarterlies is required. Three of the four quarterlies take place at DAS Graduate School in Amsterdam. One of four quarterlies is held remotely as a way to engage with each others’ practices differently, shaping other ways of inviting, other ways of publishing, and attempting at coming closer to each fellow’s context. In addition, fellows co-design and contribute to one annual Forum which expands the peer-to-peer environment to a wider group or audience.

Find out more about the details, the program at our FAQ page or via this link. Sign up through the application form.