October 12, 2021

Open Window series: low-residency MFA, PhD & Academy

Transart Institute

[1] Luísa Santos, Fabíola Maurício, Carles Geurra, "Curating as Political Action." [2] Fiona Raby, "An Archive of Impossible Objects." [3] Kate Hilliard, "With the Body." Photos: Sean Rees, Tatiana Macedo, Raby+Dunne. 

Open Window series, live in New York: October 30, 2021
Cafe meetups: 2–5pm / Artist talk by Stephen Kwok: 6–7pm / Pecha Kucha event: 7–9pm
Brooklyn, New York
RSVP: Open Window events

Meet advisors, alumni and students during this Transart micro-residency weekend. Discuss your creative goals and decide which program is right for you, followed by the first Open Window live in New York event—a casual evening kicking off with an artist talk by Stephen Kwok, Pecha Kucha presentations, readings, performances and a reception with the Transart community.

Praxis Clinic
If you can't make it in person, connect with us through our Praxis Clinic on October 30 via Zoom. In the Praxis Clinic, you'll meet Transart advisors and alumni to discuss your practice, get solid, actionable feedback so that you can fine-tune your MFA or PhD proposal and take your creativity to the next level. Sign up for the Praxis Clinic or Open Window in-person individual meetings in NY here.

Open Window events
The last weekend of every month the institute opens the window on our sessions briefly to share with alumni and the public part of what takes place in our topic-based intensives for our students. See the full program for upcoming talks: TT Intensive Program.

Register for sessions and find past and current sessions here.

Find your best practice. Rolling admissions for our next intake, space permitting, until January 15, 2022. Ten places per program. We keep a waiting list.

Our programmes are built around your independent practice and intensive residencies which offer opportunities to form an intimate community with other established international artists, designers, curators and writers. Your independent practice, your research, from anywhere.

Participate in optional international micro-residencies and retreats, yearly residencies in Liverpool with additional independent studio/writing /research periods. Choose monthly trans-local weekend sessions, presentations, symposia, fora, colloquia, research seminars and topical workshops, screenings, cultural excursions, talks, and peer presentations. 2021–22 Translocal Intensives.

Transart provides a unique combination of live and trans-local intensives and academic support. Choose the opportunities and events that support your outstanding creative research, working wherever and however you choose. Meet independently with dedicated advisors and develop your independent creative praxis alongside other international advanced practitioners.

One-year MFA (new)
Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) and Transart Institute (TT) are launching a new unique, low-residency, one-year Master of Fine Arts (MFA) beginning in 2022. The MFA Creative Practice is for anyone with an advanced creative practice with a specific research project or question/s they want to examine to develop their work. The MFA is a self-directed, creative research-based project in which writing is an integral contributor, culminating in a public presentation, including exhibition, a publication, reading, performance, screening, or other forms of dissemination of new work and thesis.

Academy Sessions (new)
Academy courses are for anyone with a specific project or question/s they want to examine to develop their work. The Academy will offer both 3 and 6 month trans-local, non-credit courses of supported, independent creative research. With both the Praxis Deep Dive and Praxis Propellor courses, expect to connect and exchange with an international group of creative practitioners and researchers in intimate scale settings. With the Praxis Propeller stream, you may orient your trajectory to segue into an MFA or PhD program or any other endeavour in which a well-considered proposal is a pre-requisite. Artists, designers, curators, writers, and other creative researchers attend the Praxis Deep-dive for a creative surge, revitalising their practice, gaining fresh perspectives on their work, experimenting in a supportive environment and possibly striking out in new directions.

Practice PhD
Our low-residency Practice PhD is for everyone with a specific research project or question/s they want to examine to bring their creativity to the highest level. The Creative Research PhD is self-directed, project-based research. Writing is an integral contributor, culminating in submitting a thesis, including a presentation, an exhibition, a publication, reading, performance, screening, or other forms of dissemination. In this practice doctoral program, your creative work is the research. The Practice PhD is also delivered in partnership with LJMU.

About Transart
Transart Institute is a space for experimentation and thinking in any form, for sharing and connecting, and offering practice-based doctoral studies in a low-residency model. We champion self-directed, curious, flexible and independent-minded creative researchers working solo and collectively.

Our border-free platform attracts an eclectic international body of students and advisors from equally diverse artistic and academic contexts and geographic locations. As part of a global, transdisciplinary research community, we launch opportunities to expand, enhance and sustain individual and collective practices in the world beyond the walls beyond academia.

We support research on themes in all creative genres, including art and social technologies; curatorial practices; cultural engagement through food; docu-criticism, lyric essay and creative writing; ecology and environmental activism; expanded studio practices; experimental pedagogies; fashion and textiles; foreignness, otherness; home, nostalgia and the uncanny; industrial design; international diaspora and exiled states; language and image; liminal states, interstices, and spacetime; media and design; memory, forgetting, trauma and the archive; new materialism, object-oriented ontology; olfactory arts; peace, mediation and performative activism; post-nationalism, post-colonialism; publishing as an art practice; robotics; somatic practices, dance, choreography; sound, music, field recordings, composing; space and temporary architecture; walking as an art practice.

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