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Academy of Creative and Performing Arts (ACPA)

ARC (art_research_convergence)

ARC (art_research_convergence) is an outreach initiative of Leiden University for the active communication of artistic research.


ARC hosts exhibitions, installations, lectures and performances every first Monday of the month in the cultural hotspots in The Hague. The idea is to enable a space of communication and action where artist-researchers can show work in progress (or finished work in need of feedback) and discuss it with the audience.

ARC plays a connective role in the network of artistic and investigative practices. It strengthens the knowledge infrastructure in the dynamic field of practice-based research as well as brings it into the public eye. In doing so, it contributes to the knowledge economy in the region.

This project acts as a forum or laboratory, in which artist-researchers work together with other cultural players on new works, designs and performance practices.



  • What? Performances, exhibitions, installations, lectures and other formats suitable for the communication of artistic research. Refreshments and snacks are included.
  • Who? Artist-researchers, including graduate students, doctoral candidates and lecturers at artistic research institutions as well as independent artists who regard and represent their work as research. No institutional affiliation is required.
  • For whom? General audience interested in the relationship between art and research, artists, researchers and students whose field has to do with artistic and/or research practices.
  • When & where? Every first Monday of the month (except August):
    • Anna van Buerenplein - 2 July - 7 PM-9 PM
    • The Grey Space in the Middle - 3 September - 7 PM-9 PM
    • Studio Loos - 1 October - 7 PM-9 PM
    • De Nieuwe Regentes -  5 November - 7 PM-9 PM
    • Korzo Theater - 3 December - 7 PM-9 PM
    • Online session – date and time t.b.a.

ARC session September 3: Staging Perception

Second ARC (art_research_convergence) session of 2018

In the second session of the Art_Research_Convergence program, four presentations will gather which will reflect on how works of art create a stage for our perception to be examined. Using diverse technical tools, from digital image manipulations and 3D printing to a sounding canvas and audiovisual projections, these works will investigate how works of art create boundaries for us to traverse which in turn transform the way we perceive our surroundings.

September 3, 2018

7 PM-  9 PM

The Grey Space in the Middle, Paviljoensgracht 20, Den Haag


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