Welcome to the Rijksakademie residency application portal

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The Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten invites applications from artists to develop their work over one or two-year periods in Amsterdam.

The Rijksakademie’s artist community has a unique ecology, which is highly international, multi-disciplinary, experimental and critically engaged. Artists are supported with a studio, a stipend, by a wide range of artistic and technical advisors, including artists, curators and thinkers, and have access to well-equipped workshops, a library and discursive engagement. We have a commitment to diversity, to working with a global perspective and with sensitivity to the local.

As an artist, you are ready to make the most of these resources. You are open to challenging yourself, to working alongside positions that are vastly different from one another, and to engaging with wider social and discursive programmes. We are also interested in practices that maximise the social and transformative power of art.

Selected artists usually have finished a BA/MA education and if so, must have at least 2 years of independent professional practice before starting a residency at the Rijksakademie.

Every year, about 22 places become available. We are seeking residents for the period September 2021 - August 2022, with the possibility of staying one year more. You can apply by completing the online application form on the website before 00.00 (CET) on October 1st, 2020.