How is the DAI currently embedded in the ArtEZ University of the Arts and how is participation organised ?

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1.Governance of the ArtEZ University of the Arts

2.Participation facilitated by the ArtEZ University of the Arts

3.Participation facilitated by DAI (exclusively for DAI)



The Board of Governors or RvT ( Dutch: Raad van Toezicht)of the ArtEZ University of the Arts is charged with the task of supervising the Executive Board. Its members are appointed and paid for their supervision and are to be held accountable by the Ministry of Education. Currently the members of the RvT are: Shashi Baboeram Panday, prof. dr. Pauline Meurs, Jarrod Francisco, dr. Adriana Esmeijer and Pierre Ballings as Chairman.

The Executive Board or (in Dutch) CvB (= College van Bestuur)of the ArtEZ University of the Arts consists of two members: Marjolijn Brussaard (President) and Maarten Bremer (Vice-President). Together with 10 administrators, the so-called Directors, the CvB decides about, and is to be held accountable for the division of budgets, tuition fees and the overall ArtEZ policy and politics and the implementation thereoff.

The Head of Masters/artistic directors (such as DAI's Gabriëlle Schleijpen) are responsible for both the vision as well the realisation of their specific programs (read: responsibilities and profiles Head of Masters), but they are not directly in conversation with the Executive Board; the 10 Directors are formally positioned in between Board and the Head of Programs /artistic directors. 

Originating in the early 2000s the Dutch Art Institute (DAI) together with other autonomously curated and programmed MA courses and programmes under the governance of ArtEZ(such as the Werkplaats Typografie), recently became part of an adminstative framework coined "Master Program Community", inaugurated in 2016, as an collaborative, but not necessarily homogenuous collective within the larger framework of the ArtEZ University of the Arts. The (interim)director Master Program Community represents the interests of all master programs in the management consultation with the Executive Board. The annual budget of each master program under the responsibility of each Head of Program/ Artistic Director, is embedded in the overall joint Master’s budget for which current interim manager Erik Pastors is to be held accountable.

Heads of Programs / Artistic Directors of the Graduate School Community  meet every two/three weeks.

 2. Participation facilitated by ArtEZ:

- The Representative Council of ArtEZ ~ in short: MR (Dutch: medezeggenschapsraad) 

Formal relationship with the CvB / Executive Board as well as with the Board of Governors. The MR has an advisory role and sometimes right of consent.

Current MA representation at the MR: Bambi van Balen (DAI, 2022) and DAI's Gabriëlle Schleijpen. They are not asked to represent the DAI specifically, but rather the ArtEZ Graduate Network at large as well as other, interchangeable, underrepresented stakeholders within ArtEZ.

The two members of the CvB/Executive Board are often present at MR meetings in order to inform or to be informed. Exempt from membership are the 10 Academy Directors.

- Academy Council ~ in short: DR ( Dutch: Deelraad) 

There is a DR for each ArtEZ academy, the ArtEZ Graduate School (including DAI), ArtEZ research & valorization and the ArtEZ Services Centre: formal relationship with the interim director of the Graduate School at large, with the MR and with the Executive Board. Members: Flip Driest (DAI, 2021), together with students from other master programs, few tutors, staff. Heads of Program/artistic directors are exempt.

 - Course Committee ~ in short: - OC (Dutch: Opleidings Commissie)

There are OC's for each course or group of courses. The OC that is relevent for the DAI looks into the Exam Regulations (for the next academic year) on behalf of the Graduate School (formal relation with the official ArtEZ Exam Committee and the director of the Graduate School). Heads of Program/artistic directors are exempt.

- DAI specific Advisory Committee ~ in short: AC

The AC consists of two DAI- tutors (Hypatia Vourloumis and Florian Göttke) and two students ( the chair and the secretary of the DAI’s COUNCIL, see DAI Led Participation) checking and confirming the Exam Regulations ( for the next academic year). The AC reports to the OC; the OC will strictly follow advice from the AC in relation to the DAI specific Exam Regulations. Heads of Program/artistic directors are exempted from the AC's.


3. Participation facilitated by DAI (exclusively for DAI): 


The COUNCIL is informed, among others, by the