Dear Branko, After extensive deliberation, the entrance committee decided that it is not appropriate to recommend that you be admitted to the Mastercourse in Artistic Research. The key reasons for this are as follows: During the interview and your presentation last Friday, you showed that you have a clear idea of your work. However, despite your straightforward and perhaps overly confident attitude it became clear that there is a lot of confusion in the way in which you want to position yourself as an artist, as well as confusion about the artistic context of your work. This fact, combined with the problems you described you had as a student at the KABK, convinced the committee that you will not be in the right place in this research master. Your firm convinctions and at the same time, a certain unwillingness or incapacity to enter into an open dialogue with others, make it hard to imagine you in a group of students that are discovering different possibilities to develop a research based practice. It seems that you know where you want to go and that you are in the end not so much interested in other opinions than your own. Participating in a Master study with the specialization ‘artistic research’ means: to be open to share your curiosity and predilection for uncertain outcomes with the other students around. In this respect you were not able to share with us this basic attitude. Also, it appeared that you have no clear reasons for entering into this trajectory, aside from the fact that it is new en that it is good. These elements added up to the decision of the committee not to accept you to the Master Artistic Research in The Hague. We understand that this news will be a disappointment to you, and we thank you for the effort you put into applying for this course. We wish you a fruitful future and hope that you will find a place where you can further develop your ideas. On behalf of the entrance committee, Janneke Wesseling associate professor Royal Academy of Arts, The Hague — Lectoraat ‘Kunstenaarstheorieën en de artistieke praktijk’ Koninklijke Academie van Beeldende Kunsten Prinsessegracht 4 2514 AN Den Haag +31(0)70 3154755 email@example.com http://www.lectoraatkabk.