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Extended deadline for applications to the Summer Course for the Study of the Arts in Flanders

The deadline for applications to the Summer Course for the study of the Arts in Flanders has been extended through November 17, 2014. Through that date MA- or PhD students may apply for this intensive 10-day course and have the possibility to apply for several grants. By extending the deadline the organisation of the Summer Course would like to give more students the possibility to apply.

The summer course strives to bring to Flanders, annually, a select group of 18 national and international, highly qualified young researchers. They will be presented with an intensive 10-day program of lectures, discussions, and visits related to the specific course theme within Flemish art. This theme will vary annually and will focus each year on a different art-historical period. The aim is to provide the participants with a clear insight into the Flemish art collections from the period at hand, as well as into the available and most suited research methods, the state of the research and the research needs. We encourage active participation from the participants, and therefore the discussion following each lecture will form an essential part of the program.

The first edition of the summer course titled The age of van Eyck in context will take place from June 21 through July 1 2015. Its content is coordinated by the Groeninge Museum and the Flemish Research Centre for the arts in the Burgundian Netherlands. The programme will take place in Bruges, Ghent and Brussels. The language of the summer course will be English.

Participation fee and grants

Thanks to the generous support of the Flemish Government the participation fee of the Summer Course is fixed at €900 per person. The fee includes accommodation, most meals, all transportation within the programme. To facilitate students with limited financial means the organisation of the Summer Course for the Study of the Arts in Flanders together with the Flemish Government has made available two grants of €450 each. These grants will be awarded (preferably) to one European and one non-European applicant of the Summer Course. The recipients of the grant will pay a reduced participation fee of €450 instead of the regular fee.

Thanks to the generous support of the Samuel H. Kress Foundation’s History of Art Grants Program two US students and citizens are offered a grant that will fully cover the programme fee and round trip flights between Belgium and the US. In addition to a resume and letter of motivation required for general applications, candidates for the grants are asked to send a one page statement explaining their financial need and a letter of recommendation from a faculty member. Applicants will be informed of the outcome of the selection process in early December.


Participants have a master’s degree or are PhD-student, are specialised in 15th century art form the Burgundian Netherlands, and are at the start of their professional career. Apply now through November 17, 2014. Mail your curriculum vitae, letter of motivation, and (if applicable) your application form for a grant to:

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The Summer course for the study of the arts in Flanders is a joint initiative of the Flemish Art Collection, the Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp, the Groeninge Museum Bruges, the University of Ghent, the Catholic University of Louvain, the Rubenianum, the Flemish Research Centre for the Arts in the Burgundian Netherlands and the Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage (KIK/IRPA) (contributing partner).