Open Call for Audition | Master Performance Practices




Home of Performance Practices and ArtEZ University of Arts is now open to applications from artists looking to join our Master’s programme from Autumn 2022!

Deadline submission application:

25 May 2022

Audition week:

20 - 24 June 2022 (availability for whole week required) | *The audition will be held ONLINE

The ArtEZ Performance Practices programme welcomes independent and responsible artist-researchers, wishing to further, and more rigorously, advance their careers in performance art, live art, contemporary theatre, conceptual choreography, experimental dance or visual art.

The Master Performance Practices is a two-year, low-residence, high intensity master’s degree course offering 5 specialisations: • Choreography • Theatre Practices • Performance Art • Digital Performance • De-disciplined Body in Performance

Our curriculum is at the forefront of both artistic and intellectual enquiry, and facilitated by a team of internationally renowned practitioners and researchers. Students design rigorous lines of research, investigating, challenging, and reshaping the role of the artist, and contributing to the advancement of performance in their chosen fields.

If you are an artist with a curiosity for learning, a spirit of experimentation, an ambition to grow, and committed to artmaking as a life-long practice in dialogue with peers and audiences, you will find your place at our HOME OF PERFORMANCE PRACTICES.




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Call out: Manchester Experimental Orchestra

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We’re looking for musicians aged 14-18 to take part in a project that explores the musical identity of Manchester.

Over two weekends in May and July you’ll make new music together that responds to the question:

What does Manchester sound like to you?

If you live and breathe this city and want to represent its musical identity, the Manchester Experimental Orchestra is perfect for you.

And don’t worry, it’s not that type of orchestra. 

We’re looking for musicians who play any instrument or genre of music. You could be a gospel singer, a producer, a guitarist, a rapper, a spoken word artist, a drummer, a violist or anything else!

To take part you just need to be:

A musician playing any instrument or genre of music

From or living in Manchester (with an M postcode)

Aged 14-18

Available for all the project dates below

Project dates

You’ll need to attend:

One weekend of making music and improvising on 7-8 May (10am-4pm) at The Bridgewater Hall

Two online Zoom workshops on 24th of May (6pm to 8pm) and 14th of June (6pm to 8pm)

One weekend rehearsing on 16-17 July (10am-4pm) at the Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM)

An evening performance on 17 July (5-8pm) at the RNCM

The team

The kind of music you create will be entirely up to you, with guidance from:

DJ Balraj Samrai

Composer Steve Berry

Producer and vocalist Pops Roberts

Jazz trumpeter Byron Wallen

Oud player Rihab Azar

The project has been planned and developed with a team of young leaders who are also taking part as musicians. And you’ll also be supported by other artists including percussionists, gospel singers, violinists, ghaychak players and rappers!



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Call out: Surround Sound with Fulu Miziki Kolektiv

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Musicians from across the North of England – discover new ways to make music with eco-friendly, afrofuturist punks Fulu Miziki Kolektiv.

Explore the sound and aesthetic of afrofuturism and DIY music, and how musicians can rebuild and re-purpose their surroundings to create new music.

Across five days in May you’ll work with Fulu Miziki Kolektiv to:

Collaborate and create new music with other musicians

Experiment with rhythm and arrangement, moving between rehearsal space and recording studios to develop and record ideas

Learn about Fulu Miziki Kolektiv’s unique relationship between live performance and ‘in-the-box’ production

Use found materials to create music

Discover new techniques, recording ideas and song arrangements in the studio

This project is open to people who are:

Aged 18+

Based in the North of England

Producers, singers, rappers or instrumentalists from any background, discipline or genre. You’ll have a strong track record of writing, producing and performing, and a growing online presence

Available for all the project dates below

Project Dates

Monday 16-Friday 20 May (10am-6pm) at District and GoPlay Studio in Liverpool.

We can cover travel and accommodation costs for those who need it, plus a £25 daily allowance.


About Fulu Miziki Kolektiv

Fulu Miziki Kolektiv is an Eco-Friendly-Afro-futuristic-Punk-Assemble collective of artists who come straight from a future where humans have reconciled with mother earth and with themselves. This multidisciplinary collective of artists are based in the heart of Africa, in the Congolese capital city Kinshasa. For several years now, its members have conceptualised an orchestra made from objects found in the trash, constantly changing instruments, always in search of new sounds.Making their own instruments, performance costumes, and masks is essential to the approach of the collective’s core musical ideology. Their unique sound supports a pan-African message of artistic liberation, peace and a severe look at the ecological situation of the Democratic Republic of Congo and the whole world. For Fulu everything can be recovered and re-enchanted.




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Nine-Month Ceramics Teaching/Studio Residency in Utica, NY





The 2022/23 discipline is CERAMICS.

DEADLINE: TUESDAY, MARCH 22, 2022 at Midnight EST


The Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute Artists in Residence program (AIR) is an education-based residency which allows one emerging artist to live, work, and teach on the Munson-Williams and PrattMWP College of Art & Design campus in Utica, NY for one academic year.

The AIR program is designed for emerging artists or recent visual arts MFA graduates interested in art education in community arts and college curricula while receiving support to develop a vibrant, self-directed studio practice. 

Programming includes presenting a public lecture, teaching community arts education classes, holding a public open studio event, and designing and implementing accessible community projects with various departments on campus. Artists receive financial support, housing, meals, studio, and an exhibition in the Museum of Art. 


The 2022/23 call is for applicants in the discipline of CERAMICS. Artists who work in ceramics/pottery and understand higher ed principles of 3D and sculpture foundations. 

  • Residency is nine months, August 15, 2022 through May 15, 2023.
  • Call for artists rotates through disciplines each academic year. 
  • One artist is in residence for the 2022/23 academic year. 
  • Artists receive two stipend payments of $1,250 in September and in January for a total of $2,500.
  • Ceramics artists receive a private studio in the ceramics building with 24/7 access along with usage of studio kilns and equipment.
  • Paid fall and spring semester non-credit teaching opportunities in the Community Arts Education program; Paid PrattMWP College Program 3D/Foundations credit teaching opportunities**
  • Fall artist talk, winter open studio, spring Museum of Art solo exhibition, and promotion for these events. 
  • Furnished private apartment in the heart of the Munson-Williams campus.  
  • Dining Hall meal plan. (19 meals per week while college program is in session) 
  • Questions? Contact 


The residency suits self-directed, motivated, community oriented ceramics artists that have an energetic willingness to work at routine ceramics studio duties as well as participate in campus and community life with genuine interest in gaining educational experience.

  • Develop own artwork and studio practice.
  • Resident Artists are responsible for working 20 hours a week in the ceramics facilities.
  • Work with the Community Arts Education and Residency Director along with the Ceramics Coordinator prior to arriving to develop non-credit community ceramics classes to teach each semester for adults or teens. 
  • Work with the Museum Education Department to imagine, design, and plan art projects for three to four community Art Alive Family Days or similar programming.
  • Work with PrattMWP College of Art & Design Faculty and undergraduate student body with the potential to teach a credit course**
  • Present a lecture of current work, open studio, and solo exhibition of new work during residency.
  • Artists are responsible for transportation to and during residency and any additional costs of living. 

**PrattMWP credit course teaching opportunities are contingent on college enrollment, AIR experience, and are assigned at the discretion of the Chair and Dean.



Studios are provided to resident artists. A ceramics  AIR is provided with a private studio space on the second floor of the ceramics facilities with 24/7 access.  

The pottery studio encompasses 3,500 square feet of a historic former carriage house and stables that now make up the Ceramics and Sculpture Studio Buildings. Arched windows, tiled walls, and decades of good energy make this studio aesthetically pleasing and is the best equipped ceramics facility in the area. Additionally, the adjoining kiln shed is equipped with a large salt kiln, downdraft kiln, and an anagama kiln. The shed is the hub for workshops and for learning the fundamentals of wood firing. The second floor is home to a pop-up ceramics gallery, faculty studios, and the Vincent R. Clemente Ceramic Resource Room, a library of 250 ceramic books, magazines, and DVD demos for research and inspiration. 

Ceramics Studio Equipment Includes:

  • 4  Electric Kilns 
    • 2 Alpine front load 
    • Bailey round, 1 Nabertherm 
  • Bailey downdraft cart gas kiln
  • Salt & Soda kiln
  • Anagama wood kiln
  • 16 Shimpo pottery wheels
  • 5 Randall electric kick wheels
  • Brent 26” slab roller
  • 2 Bailey’s extruders
  • Large glaze lab with spray booth
  • Plaster mold making equipment
  • Handbuilding studio
  • Radiant heat 

Ceramics Artist in Residence Benefit From: 

  • Personal studio and work space
  • 24-Hour studio access
  • Use of studio equipment + kilns
  • Clay and glaze
  • Participate in / Assist classes + workshops
  • Teaching opportunities

Ceramics Specific Responsibilities:

  • Resident Artists are responsible for working 20 hours a week in the ceramics facilities (This includes teaching community classes, studio support, and being present for open studio times) 
  • Additional hours may be necessary for meetings, workshops, and special events.
  • Other duties include assisting Instructors and students, firing kilns, mixing glazes, and general studio upkeep.
  • Residents are representatives of Munson-Williams and are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner.
  • Artists are responsible for bringing all specialty equipment, tools, and supplies used in their daily studio practice (including computers) to the residency. If an applicant has a special interest in facilities outside of the specific discipline, please indicate in the application form. 
Prize Summary: 
Stipend and Paid Teaching
Prizes Details: 

Programming includes presenting a public lecture, teaching community arts education classes, holding a public open studio event, and designing and implementing accessible community projects with various departments on campus. Artists receive financial support, housing, meals, studio, and an exhibition in the Museum of Art. 


AIR receive two guaranteed stipend payments of $1,250 in September and in January for a total of $2,500 to help offset the costs of living and supplies. 

AIR teaching non-credit classes and/or workshops in our Community Arts Education program will be paid compensation as a Community Arts Education Instructor. Classes are subject to enrollment guidelines which means they may be canceled if they do not reach minimum enrollment.  Opportunities to teach a credit bearing course in the PrattMWP program is dependent on enrollment. Details and pay discussed with finalists. 

Munson-Williams provides up to $600 per artist of monetary support for the spring exhibition and up to $500 per artist towards shipping of artworks at the end of the residency.

Munson-Williams provides compensation for three to four Art Alive Family Day events and craft design at approx $200 per event. 

Munson-Williams provides a private apartment and utilities, a studio, and a meal plan that covers 19 meals a week during PrattMWP semesters.  Munson-Williams is not responsible for AIR transportation to and during residency or additional costs of living.

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UA/UK Art Business School 2021

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Within the Art Business School, experts and practitioners will conduct a joint educational school, international panel discussions, create a Guide for the art industry and formulate proposals to improve the regulatory field and rules of the Ukrainian art market and publish a collection of analytical articles in Ukrainian and English. The project will provide art entrepreneurs, artists, cultural workers and cultural operators with up-to-date knowledge, practical cases from the British art market and advice from leading industry experts.

Art Business School will be divided into 5 panels on current issues in the art industry:
1) The state of the art market before and after the pandemic / Denis Belkevich (Ukraine), David Bellingham (UK);
2) East-West: the inclusion of Ukrainian art in the Western art market / Olena Grabb (Ukraine), James Butterwick (UK);
3) NFT, Blockchain and crypto projects / Anastasiia Gliebova (Ukraine), Fanny Lakubay (UK);
4) Digitization and online art market / Olga Simson (Ukraine), Leili Sreberny-Mohammadi (UK);
5) Sale of art abroad: tax and customs issues / Alina Plyushch (Ukraine), Henry Lidiate (UK).

During each panel, there will be two lectures and a professional discussion on the topic, as well as Q&A with Ukrainian and British experts, which can be joined by anyone. Art Business School will take place online from October 9 to November 6 every Saturday. Professionals from the art industry with previous experience in the field will be selected to participate directly in the school, and everyone will be able to join the viewing of broadcasts of Art Business School events. Participation in the school is free. Applications for participation in Art Business School are selected until October 1.

The project will be supported by the Ukrainian Cultural Foundation and the British Council.


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Art-Mantic helps Artists to showcase their work through conversation. It is not about selling directly, but aims to give your audience a unique insight into your practice by capturing aspects of it through a series of quick chats that deepen over time. Recorded by zoom, these chats are edited and released on your behalf on the website and social media channels. There is a £10 fee to review applications but no ongoing costs thereafter. 


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Fee Detail: 
£10 One off submission fee with no further costs
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