2022-2023 Applications Opening for MASieraad Hasselt-Amsterdam

MASieraad has officially started its international two-year Masterclass Programme MASieraad Hasselt–Amsterdam, or MASieraad H-A. The integrated educational Programme is in collaboration with PXL-MAD School of Arts Hasselt.

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The application rounds have started for the new academic year 2022-2023.

The registration procedure consists of the following steps:
  • 20 November 2021 – 17 January 2022: The student applies via the link The student is assessed on education level, proficiency in the English language and quality of portfolio.
  • 18 January – 6 February 2022: After admission to the second round, the student has a personal interview with teachers from MASieraad H-A and may or may not be admitted to a definitive enrollment.
  • 1 March – 16 April: Definitive registration subject to simultaneous payment of an advance of € 3500,-
  • August 15: Payment balance is due

Mingler Scholarship, deadline 1 March 2020

A Mingler Scholarship will be made available once a year for a collaboration between a scientist and an artist. The Scholarship is intended for artists (from all artistic disciplines) and scientists (researchers from the Humanities, Social and Natural Sciences) who want to start a research project together. Only collaborations between art and science are eligible for the Scholarship

The Scholarship consists of a sum of € 10,000 (ten thousand euros).

Application form

The application form must be sent to before March 1, 2020.

Challenging Jewelry students workshops in Shanghai, december 2019

Challenging Jewellery presented a lottery "The Slow Reveal" on the 8th of November 2019

With this lottery, the students wanted to raise money to finance their artist in residence in Shanghai. Both the graphic design of the invitation, and the presentation were of a very high level. On social media and by email, interested collectors and buyers were invited to come to the party / performance. In this disco-like setting, every piece of jewelry was displayed in a very disruptive manner. A gray walking curtain, with one arm held out, presented each piece of jewellery or object, while a distant automated voice praised the work to the public. The anonymous curtain with the jewellery, danced to the music through the room. It was a totally different way to promote jewellery: it was playful, entertaining, original and effective.

Ruudt Peters

Working session, 23rd of October 2019
A busy day and good vibes today at the Trippenhuis, seat of the KNAW (Royal Academy of Science and Society of Arts), to discuss the future of MASieraad. With Ruudt Peters, Leo Versteijlen, Liesbeth in ‘t Hout, Liesbeth den Besten, Ted Noten and Gijs Bakker.

Challenging Jewellery assesments, 12th of June 2019
MASieraad's first project started at the Sandberg Institute in Amsterdam, as a temporary experimental 2-years Master called Challenging Jewellery. 

MASieraad is at present in conversation with China Academy of Art, Hangzhou about their educational program.

On the 29th of March 2019 Board members Ruudt Peters en Leo Versteijlen organized an excursion with the MA students of Challenging Jewellery (Sandberg Institute Amsterdam) to Antwerp, where they visited the Wunderkammer created by Axel Vervoordt at the DIVA Museum, and got a private tour at Het Kanaal, in Wijnegem, Axel Vervoordt’s architectural project, where living, working, culture and art merge in an industrial and architectural

On the 15th of January 2019 Board member Gijs Bakker organized an excursion with the MA students of Challenging Jewellery (Sandberg Institute Amsterdam) to Schoonhoven, where they visited Studio Jan Matthesius, the Silvermuseum and the Vocational School of Gold-, Silversmithing, and Watch Making (Zadkine College, Schoonhoven).

Studio visit Jan Matthesius

Since October 2018 MASieraad is a foundation, aiming at the promotion of jewellery in a broad sense, through the organisation of education, workshops, lectures, exhibitions, and publications. The board consists of Gijs Bakker (chairman), Leo Versteijlen (treasurer), Liesbeth den Besten (secretary), Ted Noten and Ruudt Peters. Liesbeth in ‘t Hout is a supportive collaborator of the board.