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 with Pierre Ballings as their 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 heads of the master programmes/artistic directors (such as DAI's Gabriëlle Schleijpen) are responsible for both the artistic vision as well the practical 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/adminstrators 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 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 the very recently appointed new manager/ director Irsis Eshel is to be held accountable.

Heads of Programs / Artistic Directors of the Graduate School Community  meet every two/three/four weeks to discus shared concerns and stakes in relation to the politics of ArtEZ University.

 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. Currently there are no members who are working or studying at the DAI.

- 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: people from other master programs. Heads of Program/Artistic Directors are exempt. Currently there are no members who are working or studying at the DAI. 

 - 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. Currently there are no members who are working or studying at the DAI. 

- 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 also exempted from the AC's. 


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


The COUNCIL is informed, among others, by the