Together with the application form (see below) you'll need to get together several documents to upload as well. On the form you will find directions how to upload these materials. 

Here's an overview of what we need from you in addition to the application form:

  • A portfolio containing relevant information (visual and/or textual and /or aural documentation) regarding your most relevant, recent projects (within the broad spectre of art, activism, academia). We are particularly interested in the developments in your work and research over the past two years. Relevant older work which you feel may provide us with insight into your process may of course be included. Please be sure to include precise information for each entry: what are we looking at/listening to, what are we reading? Be it individual work or group work or a curatorial project, always make sure to mention the names of maker(s), writers, researcher(s). If applicable, do not forget to include the title, technique/material, duration, dimensions, and year of production, exhibition or release. It is important for us to understand your specific role in and relation to the projects we are reviewing. 

Documentation should be submitted as one PDF file

Should you wish to include video documentation of a performance, a link to a film, video or sound piece, and/or scans of a publication (on your website, Vimeo, YouTube or the like), we advise you to embed relevant links in the PDF and to frame each work with a short description.

Please do not use a link which expires or (re)move files as several members of the Admissions Committee may need to view your work at different times during the admissions process. And please do not send files via WeTransfer, Dropbox or other FTP services. Also, we do not accept any materials sent to us via the postal system.

& please do not forget to include:

  • Your favorite photo of yourself
  • Your CV including details about your formal training as well as professional activities thus far
  • Letter(s) of recommendation: minimum of one, maximum of three letters ~ from relevant colleagues, tutors, professors, curators, etc. We assume that your recommendors will be comfortable sending them to you for inclusion here. If not, they may email them to us separately. 



Our online application form has two parts and should always be completed in English.

The first part (below) takes just a minute to fill in. You'll then receive an e-mail containing a unique link that will allow you to access the second part of our application.

In the second part, you'll be asked to respond to a few questions about your art/curatorial/writing/research practice and reflect on what the space of art and research can offer under current conditions. You'll be able to work on this second part online, save your work as you go, make changes, and take as much time as you need before choosing to submit your answers. 

We hope you enjoy thinking through and addressing yourself to the application questions and we look forward to receiving your completed application!


DAI's Admission Committee. 

Personal & contact details

After you click "start", please check your e-mail to receive a link to the form where you can complete the rest of the application.

If you do not see our e-mail in your inbox, please have a look in your spam or junk folder (it may have ended up there due to your filter settings).