If you are interested in joining one of our programmes, please send us your CV, a portfolio of projects, and most importantly, a motivation letter. Our selection criteria focus on: demonstrated interest in the course’s thematic point of departure; the ability to critically reflect on your practice — what are the underpinnings of your current practice and what direction do you want to take it in; a clear formulation of what you want to achieve with the programme.

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We currently offer three programmes for designers, artists and scholars who are interested in engaging with multiple dimensions of 'rhythms', and open to discovering new ways of working with a network of international partners and experts from the local community affiliated with the programme Fluid Rhythms in the Amsterdam Zuidoost (South East).

Summer School
(15 - 25 Aug 2018)
Application deadline 1 July (early birds 1 June)

Intensive programme of workshops and lectures, embedded in the Bijlmer.
Fee: € 900 / € 800 early birds;

Open Set LAB: Practicing Rhythm
(19 Oct 2018 - 23 Feb 2019)
Application deadline 20 Aug (early birds 20 July)

Five month programme with practice-based sessions held every two weeks in Amsterdam Zuidoost, aiming at developing individual projects. The parallel trajectories will end in sync, with a shared public presentation and conference.
Fee: € 1000 / € 900 early birds

Seminar: Rhythmanalysis in Context
(13 Aug 2018 - 9 Feb 2019) 
Application deadline 1 July (early birds 1 June)

Series of presentations, discussions and theoretical texts from different disciplines, aiming at exploring the key concepts and multidisciplinary practices related to rhythmanalysis.
Fee: € 400 / € 350 early birds

Full Programme Package
(13 Aug 2018 - 9 Feb 2019)
Application deadline 1 July (early birds 20 May)

Includes all events: Summer School, LAB and Seminar.
Fee: € 1800 / € 1600 early birds

Application deadline 1 July (early birds 20 May)

Fee: € 1100 / € 1000 early birds

deadline 1 July (first round 1 June)

Full scholarships for participants from the Bijlmer
The City of Amsterdam generously supports 15 full scholarships (worth €1800 per person) for participants based in Amsterdam Zuidoost.

  •  — Ten creative scholarships are specifically for emerging artists and designers situated in Amsterdam Zuidoost, with an active practice and interest in participating in the entire programme. Local artists can apply to the programme with a video of max. 5 minutes explaining your practice and motivation for participating or by submitting your CV, portfolio and motivation letter.
  •  — Five research scholarships are reserved for early or mid-career researchers, activists, educators, social workers and civil servants. You can apply for these by sending us your CV, a portfolio of activities, and a motivation letter.

Speciale uitnodiging voor kunstenaars en ontwerpers in Amsterdam Zuidoost (NL)
De Gemeente Amsterdam ondersteunt volledige deelname voor 15 bewoners van Amsterdam Zuidoost die actief meedoen aan het programma (ter waarde van €1800 per persoon).

  •  — Tien beurzen voor lokale makers, kunstenaars en designers. Je kunt je schriftelijke aanmelden met CV, portfolio en motivatiebrief. Of je kunt een video insturen van max. 5 minuten om over jezelf en je motivatie te vertellen.
  •  — Vijf beurzen voor lokale onderzoekers, activisten, docenten, maatschappelijke werkers en/of ambtenaren.

Application procedure

Should you be interested to apply to any of these programs, please send the requested materials to apply@openset.nl or opensetschool@gmail.com.

The applications are reviewed and accepted on a rolling basis. The applicants are informed about the decision within a timeframe of 10 days.