BHQF Announces MFU: Get Your Non-Degree for Free!

by Paddy Johnson on February 10, 2016 Newswire


Bruce High Quality Foundation University (BHQFU) is our kind of institution. Who else would offer, MFU, a new year-long residency touted as a “DEBT-FREE AND DEGREE-FREE” program with a name that gives the traditional MFA the middle finger. And it’s a big one at that. The program offers 24/7 access to personal studios, a teaching curriculum in which artists design their own course to teach, and public programming opportunities. It’s the definition of self-guided education that avoids the homogenized product of MFA programs, while responding to the digital age. Today, countless virtual resources are at our finger tips, yet space and time often remain illusive.

A few details from the press release.

A group of up to 5 artists will be selected to receive studios within BHQFU’s 14,000 square foot HQ​, consisting of a gallery​, a classroom​ and The Bruce High Quality Foundation Studio​. They will have access to specialist facilities including a wood and metal fabrication shop, A/V equipment and tech support, plus regular interactions with a renowned roster of visiting artists.

In sum: it’s a cornucopia of resources available for free but with only five spaces available. Good luck and apply for this. The deadline for applications is March 20th, and they’ll be starting the program in September. It’s an art program that gives MFA degrees and their debt a much needed middle finger, while giving artists the resources to find and hone their voice. There may be no better way to spend a year.

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