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HISK - Higher Institute for Fine Arts

HISK offers a post-graduate course in visual arts and provides young artists from Belgium and the world with a workspace and pedagogical guidance for a duration of two years. The emphasis at the HISK lies on individual practice and close contact with a community of distinguished visiting lecturers – artists, writers, curators and scholars. Based on diversity of artistic practices and positions, the unique HISK concept gives the artists every opportunity for critical research within a broader aesthetic, social and political context. At the end of the two years, the participating artists receive a certificate as a ‘Laureate of the Higher Institute for Fine Arts.’ 

The strength of HISK is its unique model of cross-fertilisation of visiting lectureships, studio visits, exhibitions, open studios, seminars, master-classes, public lectures, technical workshops, study trips within Belgium and abroad, etc. that are devised to respond to the artists’ needs. HISK provides a safe haven for experiment and research with a small and flexible structure.

Flanders Arts Institute

Expertise centre for performing arts, music and visual arts.