What should I send in with my application?
5 pages with previous work
1 page with a personal statement (we also accept video’s)

Can we apply as a duo?


Is the program only meant for recently graduated designers?
No, there is no age or experience restriction.

Do I need to prepare anything before the course?
No, that’s not necessary.

Which programs/digital tools will we work with?
Zoom for live sessions
Vimeo for recorded sessions (no account needed)
Slack for discussions and sharing information
Dropbox for saving work processes & files (basic account)

Will lectures be in English?
Yes, the entire program will be in English.

What time of day will sessions take place?
Most classes will take place anywhere between 14pm and 18pm (time Netherlands) / 8am and 12pm (time New York).

Are sessions live or recorded?
All sessions are live and will also be recorded. If you miss a lecture, you can always watch it later via a shared link.

Is it mandatory to attend sessions live?
No, but some sessions would be convenient to join live, like weekly smaller group sessions with your tutor. We form tutor groups according to time zone, so everyone is able to join.

Do I get a certificate after the program?
Yes, but note that this is a course and that we are not an accredited educational institution, so it does not count as an official diploma.


Will my work be shown in the exhibition?
Work of participants will be shown, but keep in mind that if a work is not finished or can’t be presented for any other reason, it can’t be part of the exhibition. This will always be discussed with you, including possible alternatives.

Is the exhibition virtual or physical?
We aim to present a physical exhibition during NYCxDesign in May 2022. If Covid restrictions don’t allow us to present there, we will show your work in a digital exhibition, connected to the design festival.


Is there a payment plan?
Preferably payment is done completely before the start of the program. If that is not possible, we can discuss a payment plan.

Are there funding opportunities to participate in the program?
Not directly through us, but you could check with cultural or creative funds in your own country.

How can I transfer the participation fee?
We will send you an email with our bank details and a PayPal link, so you can choose. If both are not an option, we can discuss other possibilities.

Can I get an invoice?
Yes, we will send invoices to every participant.

Do I need extra budget to buy course material?
There is no mandatory course material, but you might need a budget for creating your work.

Are there other costs involved?
Yes, shipping cost for transporting your work to and from the exhibition location in New York City.

Dutch Invertuals Academy
February 14 - March 25, 2022

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Mark Brand – web development