Set your Compass, Doctorate in the Arts Round Table Discussions & Hinterlands Book Launch

What are the artistic research doctoral degree options in Amsterdam, and how are they organised and assessed? For those looking for doctoral degree programmes, ‘Set Your Compass’ was a day to meet the ARIAS partners and explore artistic doctoral degree trajectories in Amsterdam. Short presentations and several roundtable talks answered and asked questions to those ready to embark on any type of doctorate research in the arts. All that joined got a taste and a better understanding of the post-Master research possibilities in Amsterdam – now and in the near future. For more reading on doctorate in the arts trajectories in Amsterdam click here. For insight into the day, see video presentations from the day here.  


The trajectories discussed:


1. PhD in the Arts options with practice-based or artistic components at University of Amsterdam or VU Amsterdam


2. Creator Doctus (CrD) a societal oriented artistic research doctorate at Gerrit Rietveld Academie


3. The peer-to-peer learning environment for artistic research practices on third cycle level in THIRD DasResearch, Amsterdam University of the Arts


4. Doc Artes/ and the new AMMA Academy for Musicology and Musicianship Amsterdam at Conservatory of Amsterdam


5. The upcoming Professional Doctorate programme that is currently under development between Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences and Amsterdam University of the Arts


It was with great pleasure that on this day ARIAS also celebrated and launched its first book publication: Hinterlands, How to do Transdisciplinarity. For the book a cross-section of artists-researchers working within the network over the past years reflected on ‘transdisciplinarity’ through their research practice(s) and contributed in different forms; reflective and/or poetic in style, narrated by single and multiple author(s), written out conversations, interviews and a graphic story. The editors, some authors, and other researchers presented and responded to the book on this day. 


Contributions to Hinterlands (in order as they appear in the book) by, Salomé Voegelin, Laura Cull Ó Maoilearca, Sher Doruff, Jeroen Boomgaard, Sabine Niederer, Andy Dockett, Carlo De Gaetano, Paula Albuquerque, Erik Rietveld, Ektor Ntourakos, Alice Smits, Raoul Frese, Špela Petrič, Miha Turšič, John Miers, Nienke Scholts, Ilse van Rijn, Katie Clarke, Maaike Muntinga, Eliza Steinbock, Imara Limon.


17th March 2022


9:30 AM — 1:00 PM


International Institute of Social History
Zeeburgerkade 10