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Self-Education at PAF

Launched in December 2005 Jan Ritsema’s forum for performing arts, PAF is a place for professional and not-yet professional practitioners and activists in the field of performing arts, visual art, new media and internet, theory and cultural production, who seek to research and determine their own conditions of work. PAF is for people who can motorize their own artistic production and knowledge production not only responding to the opportunities given by the institutional market.

Initiated and run by artists, theoreticians and practitioners themselves, PAF is a user-created, user-innovative type of institution. Not a production-house, neither a venue nor a research-center, it is a platform for everyone who wants to expand the possibilities and interests in his/her own working practice.

Now PAF calls for not yet professionals and young artists in the period 1 April – 30 September 2007.

SELF-EDUCATION AT PAF offers the opportunity for a non-hierarchical, self- motorized learning process. In contrast to other educational programmes based on instruction, SELF-EDUCATION AT PAF focuses on:

– learning how to identify your own interests, and how to set up the means to develop your own curriculum of study – encountering other young professionals from different backgrounds – sharing your work with other artists, theoreticians and cultural practitioners
in residence at PAF

Activities are structured in various formats determined by students, guests and
other PAF residents: presentations of work and feedback sessions, discussions
and debates, film screenings and lectures, classes and workshops. PAF pro- vides a large amount of working space, studios of various sizes, spaces for communal activities and a mediatheque. The peaceful surroundings support full concentration on work.

In a double structure of both self-motorized, self-guided individual/group study,
and intensive exchange with other artists, students can expand their knowledge
and learning process. The particular emphasis of the research practice at PAF
is on investigating artistic methodology, creating tools to design working processes, and developing skills beyond those already established. Briefly, learning at PAF means engaging in a dialogue that may challenge your artistic goals, methods, and visions of art in contemporary society. SELF-EDUCATION AT PAF is six months long (1 April – 30 September 2007) and includes Summer University (10 days in July/August 2007) and students exchange period (21 May – 1 June 2007).

For more information about PAF and its programs see

SELF-EDUCATION AT PAF : CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS IS OPEN NOW! Period 1 April – 30 September 2007 | Fee: €250,– per month for accom- modation and working space | For participation please send a project description and a CV to:

Initiated and run by
Carla Bottiglieri, Elke Van Campenhout, Alice Chauchat, Bojana Cvejic, Annie Dorsen, DD Dorvillier, Thomas Greil, Sandra Iché, Mette Ingvartsen, Krööt Juurak, Florian Malzacher, Xavier Le Roy, Berno Odo Polzer, Marta Popivoda, Nikolina Pristas, Sergej Pristas, Jan Ritsema, Petra Sabisch, Eszter Salamon, Ana Vujanovic.

PAF | PerformingArtsForum
Contact & Information
Jan Ritsema / PAF
15, rue Haute
F-02820 St Erme Outre et Ramecourt
T/F +33323801846 | mobile: +32479910668
skype: janritsema