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. 

In our residency programme we house an artist community that is highly international, multi-disciplinary, experimental and critically engaged. Up to 50 artists are open to challenging themselves, and to working alongside positions that are vastly different from their own. Spending up to two years in residence, they enter into an open-ended process where they can deepen their practices, and explore new territories, in and beyond the art field.

Residents benefit from an array of opportunities for exchange, including peer to peer dialogue and visits from a wide range of leading art professionals. They have access to technical workshops, and guidance by technical specialists, who foster hands-on, innovative and collaborative approaches to making, as well as an extensive library and a historical collection.

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 2022 - August 2023, with the possibility of staying one year more.

You can apply by completing the online application form on the website before 23.59 (CET) on October 1st, 2021.