Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK) is one of Europe’s leading arts universities with around 2100 Bachelor’s and Master’s students and seven research institutes. Our degree and research programmes cover the fields of design, film, art, media, music, dance, theatre, art education and transdisciplinary studies.
Call for Applications – PEERS Programme 2023/24
PEERS Programme for Emerging Artistic Researchers

PEERS is a new pre-PhD programme of the Department of Performing Arts and Film at Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK). Its main aim is to support emerging artistic researchers who are interested in pursuing a doctorate in the arts, foremost yet not exclusively in the performing arts and film. For a period of one year, starting in March 2023, participants will be offered the opportunity to benefit from an intensive mentoring and training programme. They will become part of the vibrant research environment at ZHdK (such as lab-practice, colloquia, symposia, research academy), and will gain access to the University's outstanding infrastructure and relevant professional networks. Participants will also benefit from peer-to-peer learning in the Junior Research Group and will receive tailored support aimed at promoting their individual development. They will be assisted in developing their individual research plan, as well as in searching and applying for artistic PhD programmes at ZHdK and beyond.

How to apply
We are looking up to five mid-career artists with profound artistic practice in theatre, dance, performance or film. Candidates must hold an MA or an equivalent degree. They will be expected to develop research and peer learning methodologies, as well as have a viable research plan.

In case you have concerns regarding accessibility in the course of the application procedure, please contact us in time.

Application Deadline 30 September 2022

Feel free to forward the information within your network.
Zurich University of the Arts Institute for the Performing Arts and Film contact: peers.ipf@zhdk.ch
For more information and a schedule of activities: https://3rd.zhdk.ch

Applications including all required supporting documents should be submitted via “Apply Online” (see link below). Only online applications will be considered.

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