January 27, 2020

New Deadline: Field Schools to ISEA2020, Colombia, and Mexico

Photo: Martin Messier - Field performance - 2015
Photo: Martin Messier – Field performance – 2015

UPDATE: Undergraduate and graduate students may submit applications for the programs listed below until the new March 15, 2020 deadline. Also, see below for new details on a funding opportunity.

Montreal, Canada
International Symposium on Electronic Art
May 15 – 25, 2020

This intensive summer course is organized around the programming of ISEA, one of the world’s leading international arts and technology events that brings together scholarly, artists, and scientific domains in an interdisciplinary discussion and showcase of creative productions. This course will expose students to national and international contemporary artists and scholars, and will allow them to present their own research and creation. Credits: 3-credit course.

Manizales, Colombia
art + science + tech
June 10 – 21, 2020
Undergraduate and graduate students from fine arts backgrounds as well as engineering, philosophy, sciences, communication and more have the opportunity to work on self-proposed research-creation. They will attend and present at the widely recognized International Image FestivalCredits: 3-credit course.

Morelia, Mexico
new music + media arts 
August 8 – 16, 2020
Undergraduate and graduate students will attend seminars and participate in workshops and activities focused on media and sound arts, led by internationally recognized artists and academics. The course will allow students to work on their own projects in a lab/studio based in el Centro Mexicano para la Musica y Artes SonoralesCredits: 3-credit course.


Feedback from students who attended Field School with Dr. Dal Farra in recent years:

“The students and teachers who participated in the events with me were all easy to work with and had a passion for their fields that brought me inspiration in my own personal endeavors […] As for the festival itself, I was faced with many new ideas that I had never seen or heard before […] the people I met were what made the field school an experience that I will never forget” – Andrew McCafferty, past program participant.

“[I]t has been a unique chance to meet and discuss with searchers and artists from different horizon, sharing ideas about creation and society, and finding out that I could too be the source of pertinent ideas and project.” – Gabrielle Couillard, past program participant.

[…] the high diversity of skills that participants in the school had led to new opportunities of sharing structured and improvisational knowledge” – Antoine Bellemare, past program participant.

“The festival was a whirlwind. Once it began on Monday it was suddenly Saturday. It was nonstop between the keynotes, workshops, and performances […]It was said many times throughout the field school but it is true that I learned more in 10 days than I did in a semester of 4 classes at Concordia.” – Bryan Greenfield, past program participant.


How to apply and funding opportunity:

For information about how to apply, visit International Concordia’s website or contact Concordia International at maral.abajian@concordia.ca

For questions about credits: Perla Muyal (Fine Arts, Concordia) Perla.muyal@concordia.ca.

For questions about the content of the program, contact ricardo.dalfarra@concordia.ca

Funding Opportunity for Fine Arts students ONLY: If you are accepted to the Field School, you may be eligible to apply for the Peter N. Thomson Family Award of $1,300. See details on the award website.

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