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 2024/25
PEERS Programme for Emerging Artistic Researchers
PEERS is a pre-PhD programme of the Department for the Performing Arts and Film at Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK). Its 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 2024, participants will be offered the opportunity to benefit from an intensive mentoring and training programme. They will benefit from peer-to-peer learning in the Junior Research Group and will receive tailored support aimed at advancing their research. PEERS fellows will be assisted in developing their research plan, as well as in searching and applying for artistic PhD programmes at ZHdK and beyond. They will become part of the vibrant research environment at ZHdK (benefiting from lab-practices, colloquia, symposia, research academies), and will gain access to the University’s outstanding infrastructure and relevant professional networks.


How to apply
We are looking for 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 have a viable research plan.

Application Deadline 1 October 2023

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.

Zürcher Hochschule der Künste