a.pass is an artistic research environment that develops research on performativity and scenography, in an international artistic and educational context. The institute includes two complementary bodies that operate in parallel and in dialogue: a Post-master Programme and a Research Centre.

Type of programme

The Post-master Program: a.pass offers a one-year artistic research training programme at post-master level for artists and theoreticians, based on the principles of collaboration and transdisciplinarity. a.pass programme participants develop an independent artistic research project, with a personalised curriculum in a shared and collectively created research environment. a.pass emphasises the relation between the research practices and a broader societal field, and encourages engaged transdisciplinary practices.

The Research Centre: the a.pass artistic research center develops, activates, documents and archives tools for qualitative and relevant artistic research practices. The research center uses this growing archive to communicate and interact with the artistic and educational field and functions as a forum for the development of critical approaches on artistic research at large.

In the context of its Research Center, a.pass offers a tailor-made PhD trajectory for doctoral students that offers them the possibility to develop the practice-based part of their PhD project.


Performance art and research.


Rue Delaunoy 58/17 Delaunoystraat
1080 Brussels


+32 (0)2 411 49 16