Some helpful information before you start...

Here you can find some helpful information before you start filling in the application form. If you have any other questions please do not hesitate to contact us.

  1. What do I need to do to complete my application?

  • fill out the application form

  • upload your CV

  • upload documentation (maximum 10 images and 2 clips)

  • describe documentation

  • fulfil payment (if applicable)

  • submit application

  1. How do I create a new online account to submit an application form?
    Go to and complete the form. Please remember to keep note of the email address and password that you used.

  1. I have applied before, can I use the same application?
    You have to fill out a new application form if you want to apply to the Rijksakademie residency again. You can use the same email address and password as you used in the previous application. All you have to do is log in. If you have forgotten your password, please click ‘Forgot password?’ An email will be sent to your email with instructions on how to set a new one. Once logged in a new registration page will pop up asking you to create a new application. Once you have registered, you can complete your new application form.

  1. How do I log in to my account?
    Go to and filling your email address and password that you used to register your account.

  1. What if I forget my password?
    Use the forgot password feature We will identify you and send the password securely to your registered email address, or give you access to reset your password.

  1. When is the deadline to update the application?
    October 1, 2021 (23.59 CET/Dutch time). Please note that the application form together with all required (visual) documentation must be uploaded and submitted before this time!

  1. Can I take my time to complete the application form?
    Yes, by saving each section and come back to it at a later moment by logging in with your e-mail address and password. Remember to save your username and password.

  1. Can I change my application after submitting my application form?
    No, once you have submitted you can't change your application anymore after the deadline of October 1, 2021, 23.59 Dutch Time/CET.

  1. What kind of digital documentation needs to be uploaded to complete the application?
    The documentation must give an accurate idea of how your work has developed over the last three years. Key aspects of the work should be explained clearly in your application. If you are presenting documentation of collaborative projects, please specify your contribution.

  1. Can I upload moving images or audio pieces?
    We expect to see video and/or audio when you applied in the disciplines Video/Film/Sound/Digital and Performance/ Social Practice. Moving image can be an autonomous work, a registration, or a piece that involves time/movement such as a performance or a kinetic sculpture.

  1. How many digital images can I upload?
    All applicants are required to upload 10 digital images with a maximum size of 10 MB per image.

  1. How many clips/moving images can I upload?
    Applicants can upload a maximum of 2 moving images/sound pieces. The files cannot exceed the size limit of 100 MB. Please use the compress tool found in the application form to downsize files. We are aware this might not be the best version of your video, but due to the process we cannot accept bigger files. You will not be judged on the quality of the compressed files.

    The total combined length of the uploaded moving images/sound pieces cannot exceed 5 minutes.

    If you apply in the discipline Video/Film/Sound/ Digital or Performance/ Social Practice you can consider to add Vimeo links (including passwords) to the full length works, in the text describing each work. The jury might look at the links if there is a need to see more material. Please note: adding Vimeo links is NOT mandatory.

  1. I have submitted my application. What happens next?
    You will receive a confirmation that you have submitted your complete application. After the deadline of October 1, 2021, we will check whether your application is indeed complete.

  1. I forgot to submit my application before the deadline. What happens?
    Your application form will be automatically submitted, but only if you have completed 100% of the application form. Incomplete applications will not be submitted and therefore will not be viewed by the jury.

  1. Can I contact someone about my application?
    Yes, if you have any questions during the admissions process please get in touch with us via the Communication Inbox in your Quicklinks Menu once you logged in.

  1. What is the maximum file upload size?
    Maximum upload size is 10 MB for digital images and 100 MB for moving images. File types: jpeg/jpg or mp4 and mp3.

  1. What happens after the deadline of the application?
    You will receive a confirmation of your application by the end of October. After that we will keep you informed about the selection process. You will be updated about the process through email and on the homepage of your application form.

  1. When will I know if I will be selected for the residency?
    The jury process is taking place in different rounds with different juries. The first rounds will take place between the end of October and December. The final stage of the process consists of interviews with approx.. 75 artists, half from The Netherlands, half from abroad. The interviews will take place in January 2022. The final selection will be announced in February 2022.

  1. Will my application be part of the Dutch or International application process?
    Your application will be part of the Dutch application process, if:
    - You are an international artist based in the Netherlands for more than two years,
    - You have been based in The Netherlands for more than two years in the past and you still have a professional art practice and network here