This grant will be shared with eligible and interested DAI students, who bear financial burden and/or stress in their second year of study.
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For international students who have achieved the enormous task of financing a move to the Netherlands to undertake their DAI study, second year is a critical financial and academic time. Non-EU second year students can find this period particularly difficult.
Upon graduating, non-EU DAI alumni become eligible for funding options that can make it possible to live (often humbly) as an artist in NL. As well as social benefits, there is also state and municipal funding, paid residency programs, and just the basic joy of sometimes being paid to show one’s work.
The DAI Friends & Alumni Grant recognises that many privileges and opportunities can be traced to the structural wealth generated during the colonial reign of Western European countries and into the present day, of which NL was and is a significant player.
Students who pay international study fees are oftentimes those who come from places that have been systematically excluded and extracted from across centuries by countries such as NL. DAI Friends & Alumni Grant is a small step towards recognising this asymmetry, and sharing this wealth with others. Wealth distribution = reparations ☺ We encourage you to pay it forward, any amount is welcome.
The 2020 DAI Friends & Alumni Grant is convened by the following alumni: Ulufer Çelik (2018), Valentina Curandi (2017), Clementine Edwards (2018), Lukas Malte Hoffmann (2019) & Zachary Schoenhut (2020). For further information, contact us at [email redacted]. (The short application process will be shared directly with second year students in late November.)
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