A fellowship lasts for three years, after which someone is appointed an honorary fellow. HKU has nine honorary fellows:
Up to the end of 2016, Edwin Jacobs was the artistic director of Centraal Museum in Utrecht. He then became the director of the Dortmunder U, a big cultural centre in Dortmund. From September 2019, he has been director of Fine Art at Zuyd Hogeschool. In his fellowship, he focused on linking cultural institutions to education.
Roland Spekle is a producer and programmer of electronic and electro-acoustic music. For HKU Music and Technology, he worked on Off ICMC, the side programme of the International Computer Music Conference (ICMC) that took place in TivoliVredenburg in September 2016, for which he helped prepare the bid book.
Tania Kross is an opera singer and an ex-student of Utrechts Conservatorium. Through workshops, her fellowship focused on entrepreneurship for students. In 2015, she was appointed a member of the Dutch Academy for Arts. She has her own way of bringing classical music as close as possible to new audiences and younger generations.
Janwillem Schrofer is the former director of the Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten in Amsterdam ('State Academy of Fine Arts'). In his fellowship, he contributed to the social orientation of HKU students. In 2018, Schrofer published Plan and Play, Play and Plan, in which he analyses how artists can direct their own creative practice.
Jeroen van Mastrigt-Ide
Jeroen van Mastrigt-Ide is the creative director of PlayLab Nederland and an expert in the field of interactive and online learning strategies. In collaboration with HKU, he worked on vision development in the area of MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses), which continuated in Blended Learning.
Michael Dudok de Wit
Michael Dudok de Wit is an animator, film director and illustrator. In 2000, he created the animation film ‘Father and Daughter’, for which he won the Oscar and the BAFTA for best short animation film in 2001. In 2017, he was nominated once again for an Oscar, for the animation film Red Turtle.
Floris Kaayk graduated with honours from the animation department of the Sint Joost Academy of Fine Arts in Breda, and earned his Master of Fine Arts at the Sandberg Instituut in Amsterdam. In his current work, he is focusing on futuristic fantasies and concepts. He visualises technological progress – sometimes by showing the benefits and sometimes by presenting the negative consequences.
Erik-Jan de Boer
Erik-Jan de Boer is a Dutch film animator. At HKU, he was a student of the computer animation pathway, which was then called Visual and Media Technology. Since 1996, he has been active in Hollywood, where he worked on blockbusters like 'The A-Team' and 'The Chronicles of Narnia'. In February 2013, he and three colleagues won the Academy Award (Oscar) for best visual effects for their work on the Ang Lee film ‘Life of Pi’.
In her fellowship, Janny Rodermond focuses on the emancipation of creating and the potential of new technology in professional art education. HKU occupies a pioneering position in these areas. The main theme of the Education Day with which HKU started the calendar year 2018 was ‘The New Creativity’. Janny Rodermond opened the day by putting the urgency of this theme on the agenda.