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Natasha Taylor, Foreign Object, 2016, performance, 15min // RESET, Salone del Mobile 2016

Image: Natasha Taylor (MAR alumna 2016), (a)bout, 2015, performance, 16min

Are you interested in a period of intensive research into your artistic practice? Are you open to experimentation and discussion? Do you want to work intensively with a small group of peers? Then apply to the Master Artistic Research at the Royal Academy of Art The Hague.

Our program is a studio-based fine art masters, where we research and reflect upon the methodologies of art making, through and in relation to the art practice of each of our students. The program consists of:  

  • Individual support from your core tutors in studio practice and theotical /written work
  • Participation in the Research Days program, where we consider possible methodologies of contemporary practice through a mix of lectures, seminars, workshops, and one to one support 
  • participation in a group exhibtion each semester 
  • excursions

As part of the University of the Arts The Hague, we work in cooperation with the Royal Conservatoire and Leiden University, and offer courses and support related to sound and music within fine art practice, and access to the extensive electives program of Leiden University.

You will need to be proficient in both spoken and written English to complete the programme, and should already have a Bachelor’s degree. Once we have received your completed application form and digital portfolio, we will inform you if you have been selected for interview.

How to apply

Step 1 - Studielink

  1. Apply via Studielink (
    Look for a description on how to do this at:

Step 2 - Required documents

Please scan and send the following documents:

  1. copies of all previous degree qualifications or undergraduate diplomas 
  2. copy of your passport, open to the page with your photo and personal information 
  3. a recent passport photo 

Please use the secure WeTransfer link of The Royal Conservatory to do this:

Please remember to always mention your Studielink number in the remarks field of WeTransfer as well as in the title of every document. Uploads without a Studielink number cannot be accepted.

Step 3 - Application form + portfolio

Once you have successfully completed step 2, you should download and complete the MAR application form, which you can find here:

You should send this completed application form, accompanied by a portfolio in PDF format to:

If you have any questions that are not answered in the advice on the application form, or in the dept pages, please feel free to contact the coordinator, Josje Hattink, via


The MAR processes applications on a rolling basis from October 2016 to May 2017, until all positions in the cohorts are filled.

Non-European applicants must submit their materials before the first application deadline on March 1, 2017.

Applications open
October 1, 2016

First application deadline
March 1, 2017

Final deadline (for European students only) 
May 15, 2017

What happens next?
Once your completed application has been received by the department, it will join others and be assessed by the applications committee, made up of members of the MAR teaching team. They will jointly decide if your application can go forward to this next step, which is to invite you for interview. If yes, you will be given the option of being personally present in The Hague, or interviewed via Skype. If the committee decide your application cannot go to this next step, you will be informed of this by email.

Good luck!

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