February 27, 2017: the authoritative Dutch "Keuzegids Masters" (an independent survey of all accredited Dutch master programs in sciences and applied sciences, based on the National Student Survey 2016 in combination with the external experts' analysis for the Netherlands Flemish Accreditation Organisation) not only re-newed the Dutch Art Institute's qualification as "TOP RATED PROGRAMME" (a certificate of excellence we had already acquired in 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 but also brought us back on top of their ranking, as the number ONE on their list (the leading position we also earned in 2015).
In other words: we have again been classified as the VERY BEST master's course of all Dutch Universities (WO)/ Universities of Applied Sciences (HBO) !!!
THANKS TO THE ONGOING AFFECTIVE AND EFFECTIVE CRITICAL COMMITMENT AND CARE OF OUR AMAZING ALUMNI, STUDENTS, STAFF MEMBERS & FREE LANCE COLLABORATORS, TUTORS & GUEST TUTORS AS WELL AS OUR LONGLASTING PARTNERS: IT IS BY ALL MEANS
But please take notice:
The 'Keuzegids' does not use any of our household names (DAI ROAMING ACADEMY / DAI art praxis / Dutch Art Institute), but only mentions the formal name of the overriding university structure (ArtEZ) coupled with the questionable description "Autonome Beeldende Kunst" (Autonomous Visual Art) - which seems to have been implemented by some bureaucratic body obviously completely unaware of the many lively debates and discourses around the political and artistic implications ( in the specific Dutch context) of the use of the word 'autonomy' in relation to art practice which have erupted in the past decade and to which many of our students, tutors and partners have pro-actively contributed.
We are currently working towards a viable revision of this quite inadequate denomination in the official records.