The world won't change itself. A statement that applies equally to the realm of the arts. There is a need for producers who are critical thinkers, possess clear views of their own, and who are not afraid to think and work beyond existing structures and disciplines. That is why we set up DAS Creative Producing.

‘Resistance and change often begins in art.’
Ursula K. Le Guin

The master’s programme DAS Creative Producing - Entrepreneurship in the Arts is a two-year, interdisciplinary MA programme with an international outlook. It is aimed at project leaders, producers, business directors, and curators who want to be creative producers and who are professionally active across the arts: in theatre, film, music, digital art, fine art, and dance. In the course of the master’s programme students develop their own views on the arts and on society. They study the relationship between art and the community, sustainability, inclusivity, entrepreneurship, interdisciplinary practice, and politics. They explore the consequences of the increasing interdisciplinary nature of projects, producing within international contexts, regulatory issues, financial aspects, liability issues, et cetera.

Open call for Master DAS Creative Producing academic year 2020-2021.

The creative producer as a force of inclusion
Within the changing realm of the arts there is a need for producers who are critical thinkers, possess clear views of their own, and who are not afraid to think and work beyond existing structures and disciplines. These times demand new ways of producing. Creative producers who can bring artists, communities and financers together based on well-founded views and shared values. Using innovative, sustainable and inclusive methods. Creating art projects with clear social relevance, support and co-ownership for all parties within a community.

Classes, seminars and workshops
Master students will spend five consecutive days a month at DAS Graduate School in Amsterdam. In addition to attending classes, seminars and workshops with fellow students from their own year, the first and second-year students work together on various elements of the course. The interaction with (international) fellow students, artists and professionals from various disciplines contribute to their study of producing practices. Students work in small groups and receive personal coaching. The language of instruction is Dutch, teaching materials will be largely in English. More about the study programme

Lecture series: Producing the Future
One important feature of the programme is the monthly lecture series Producing the Future. Speakers include artists, philosophers, scientists, producers and activists, trailblazers of contemporary discourses on the arts, media and society. The lectures focus on their personal motivations, views and experiences within their respective fields. More about the lectures

Application and selection
The deadline for applications for the 2020-2021 academic year is 7 April 2020. The first screening is based on written applications. For specific admission requirements, see: Application and selection.

Programme details
Artistic directorGwenoële Trapman
Study load60 EC
Study length2 year, part time
Language of instructionDutch
CROHO code49138
TitleMaster of Arts (MA)

DAS Graduate School

The Creative Producing study programme is part of DAS Graduate School. The Academy of Theatre and Dance founded DAS to bring together its master’s, doctorate and research programmes under the same roof.

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