The access to networks, wich are woven inside between and around (art)universities is one of the most important things to be learned within the studies in order to pursue an artistic “carreer”. The ones who want to be “successful” have to start participating in the closed and limited access system of the Academy or other structures. Often this networking is limited within the individual institutions and even more inside of the classes.
From the point of an open representative collective for and with the students of fine arts, we want to support and enlarge networks. We want to promote and support four projects for the year 2012 with a total sum of 4000e.
Any concepts or projects can be sent in until march 31th 2012 (midnight = deadline). We exclusively fund projects in which students of at least three different classes can participate. We dont fund costs for alcohol and self-fund fees or purchases only in exceptional cases. The access to the results must be public and participation must be free of charge.
We want to promote participatory processes and like to see opportunities for participation implemented in the projects. Because we understand ourselfs as bottom up -collective we prefer self-organized groups. Since we, as a students of fine art are aware of our privileges within the Academy so we want also to give persons and groups outside the Academy an opportunity to participate. Approaches to art and cultural production should be opened up – joining University and the access to good education should be possible without boundaries..
With the networking projects, a cross-class excange will be made possible. Therefore social and power structures must be considered and should be considered in the ideas and suggestions. With critcal networking you can act against the need to comsume and economic-constraints, pressure to perform and social exclusion. We want to oppose discriminatory conditions with networked differences. The chosen form of expression is based on the decision of the group or person submitting. Whether theater, text, image, a party, a product or a process itself is the goal is not primarily important for us.
Submissions to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please send the following information:
Contact (e-mail, phone /):
People/groups involved in the project:
Running time (total 2012, or winter semester / summer term)
Short description of the project (at least 5 lines)
Objective (s) of the project
Implementation of the project
Steps / process