Keep an Eye & HKU

The Keep an Eye Foundation supports young and promising talent in the fields of art and design. Graduates can get support from the Keep an Eye Stipend and their collaboration with Air Pastoe, both in practical and financial terms.

What does the Keep an Eye Foundation do?

The Keep an Eye Foundation supports young and promising talents in the fields of art and design. Various grants, prizes, shows and festivals offer creative makers a chance to develop their talents, create new opportunities and – above all – realise their dreams. Additionally, Keep an Eye tries to stimulate exchange between the various disciplines and study programmes, thereby shedding a new light on the works of students.

Keep an Eye & HKUPhotography Stipendium
Keep an Eye & HKU

Photography Stipendium

The Keep an Eye Foundation is meant to support young and promising talents in the fields of art and design. Various grants, prizes, shows and festivals offer creative makers a chance to develop their talents, create new opportunities and – above all – realise their dreams. Additionally, Keep an Eye tries to stimulate exchange between the various disciplines and study programmes, thereby shedding a new light on the works of students.

Photography Stipendium

The Keep an Eye Photography Stipendium is meant to support graduates practising the medium of photography right after their graduation and offers them a financial boost. The stipend thereby contributes to their profiling as maker / starting artist and enables the recently graduated to find their place (under guidance) in the practical field of their matching professional sector.

The winners receive a sum of €10,000.-, of €2,500.- is reserved for coaching. Students from the courses of Photography and Fine Art are eligible for the stipend, with the requirement that photography is an integral part of their graduation work.

Jury

The jury of 2020 consisted of Roy Cremers (founder of crowd funding platform Voordekunst), Mariama Attah (editor and curator photography) en Sêma Bekirovic (artist).

Stipendium 2022 Ceremony

The awarding of Keep an Eye Photography Stipendium 2022 takes place on 1 July during the graduation festival Exposure at BAK (‘basis for contemporary art) at in central Utrecht. Interested in joining the award ceremony? You are very welcome! Read more.

Winners of Keep an Eye Stipendium 2021

Each year, three graduates working with the medium of photography receive a financial sum and coaching to support them and provide a financial boost. Students from the courses of Photography and Fine Art are eligible for the stipend, with the requirement that photography is an integral part of their graduation work.

Winners of last year are Angel-Rose Oedit Doebé (Fine Art 2021), Teune Derks and Rens de Vries (Photography 2021).

Watch their graduation projects here:
Angel-Rose Oedit Doebé
Teune Derks
Rens de Vries

Rens de Vries (Photography 2021)

Teune Derks (Photography 2021)

Daan Russcher (Photography 2020)

Keep an Eye & HKUAir Pastoe
Keep an Eye & HKU

Air (Artist In Residence) Pastoe

Students of HKU Fine Art prepare themselves for an artist’s life. But what does the professional practice look like? To get a better picture of what this means, the academic year 2021-2022 will see the start of a remarkable project: an artist in residence at the School.

Within the academy’s curriculum, HKU wants to emphasise that the ‘thinking’ must be directed by the adventure of ‘making’. From this idea came the desire to have an inspiring professional artist who is visibly working at the school premises. Someone who makes you a part and witness of their creative process, answer your questions and teaches you in multiple ways while, in contrast to the regular lecturers, they are not responsible for assessing and grading you.

A residency at the School

From 2021 onwards, an artist is invited every year to work in an art studio at HKU Pastoe Factory for a period of three days. In this art studio, the artist in residence works on the development of their own fine art.
Keep An Eye Pastoe offers not only the opportunity for Fine Art students to talk with professional artists about their work, but to actually see them in action at their art studio or workplace. The project is concluded with an exposition and a publication.

The selected artists have been announced: they are the duo Sander Breure & Witte van Hulzen. They will be working at Pastoe Fabriek from September onwards.

For questions and more information, please email air.pastoe@hku.nl.

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