Are you an artist-researcher? We look forward to hearing about your practice.

We are getting ready for the first season of ARC, starting in June 2018. Join us now! Submit a proposal and be part of this initiative by showing and discussing your work in progress, or your finished work in need of feedback. Click here to submit your proposal via ARC’s application form.

The sessions will take place every first Monday of the month, starting in June 2018 (except August). The program of every evening may include performances, exhibitions, installations, lectures and other suitable formats. The standard length of all presentations will be 10 minutes, excluding the time for discussion with the audience.This is an open call for artists with or without an institutional affiliation.


  • Is the call about presenting one's work in one of ARC's events in a 10 min format? Yes 
  • Is there any funding/payment? No, though ARC can help by providing equipment, transporting materials, etc.
  • What should the application format be like? Just fill out the application form, nice and easy! No other document is required
  • Should one apply for a specific date? Yes, in the sense that the artists must indicate when they are available. The application form allows for choosing multiple dates.  
  • Should artists try to do something around a 'special topic'? No. The curatorial board will group the submissions in thematic clusters in the process of selection, towards the final program.

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Contact us!

For all inquiries, email to C.M. Roos, producer of art_research_convergence:

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What is ARC?

ARC (art_research_convergence) is an outreach initiative of Leiden University for the active communication of artistic research. ARC hosts exhibitions, installations, lectures and performances every first Monday of the month in the cultural hotspots in The Hague. The idea is to enable a space of communication and action where artist-researchers can show work in progress (or finished work in need of feedback) and discuss it with the audience.

ARC plays a connective role in the network of artistic and investigative practices. It strengthens the knowledge infrastructure in the dynamic field of practice-based research as well as brings it into the public eye. In doing so, it contributes to the knowledge economy in the region.

This project acts as a forum or laboratory, in which artist-researchers work together with other cultural players on new works, designs and performance practices.



  • What? Performances, exhibitions, installations, lectures and other formats suitable for the communication of artistic research. Refreshments and snacks are included.


  • Who? Artist-researchers, including graduate students, doctoral candidates and lecturers at artistic research institutions as well as independent artists who regard and represent their work as research. No institutional affiliation is required.


  • For whom? General audience interested in the relationship between art and research, artists, researchers and students whose field has to do with artistic and/or research practices.


  • When? Every first Monday of the month (except August), from 18:00 to 20h00.


  • Where? Korzo, Studio LOOS, De Neuwe Regentes, The Grey Space in the Middle, Leiden University Campus Den Haag.


The 101 questionnaire


Lately, 'research' and 'researcher' have become buzzwords in academic institutions and artistic communities. The conversation about practice-based research in the arts is lively, to be sure, so much so that it also can be baffling at times. 

'I am an artist'—you might say—but how do I know if I'm an artist researcher?' 'Is ARC something for me?' To find out, take this 101 questionaire:


The production of art is a fundamental part of my research process


Art is partly the result of my research 


I do see myself as a researcher.

I do represent my own practice as research


If you tick all boxes, then yes, ARC is definitely something for you. 'But do I need some kind of diploma? How about an institutional affiliation, like, being a student or an instructor somewhere?' 

No and no. ARC is open to you regardless of your previous studies, your ties to the academia and the stage of your career. 

Want to know more about artistic research? Here is a good introduction to the concept (see Ch. 2)

Should you have any questions

Don't hesitate to contact us!

ARC is an initiative of the Academy of Creative and Performing Arts (ACPA) 

          a collaboration between Leiden University and the University of the Arts The Hague


Points of convergence

The Grey Space in the Middle is a space for fundamental creativity. It is an open laboratory and presentation space where art and digital culture unite with science and philosophy in an anti-disciplinary state, connecting [zeitgeist] + [network] + [technology].

De Nieuwe Regentes is a theatre with a single vision: to further cultural and social connections. Its motto 'for and by the neighborhood' gives expression to the 'grassroot' motivation of the professional team and the diverse group of volunteers, artists and partners that make it come to life.

Studio LOOS is a workspace, laboratory and public presentation place for research, experimentation, development, innovation and production of interdisciplinary electro acoustic music, sound art & audio art, improvisation and composition, monomedia, bimedia, polymedia and hypermedia

Korzo has a reputation for being an adventurous venue in the old city center of The Hague, but also for being one of the largest production houses for the dance in the Netherlands. After a major renovation of the building in the Prinsestraat Korzo finally comes home!