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FAQ Selections procedure residency 2021

We received some questions about the selection process for the Rijksakademie residency 2021.  We apologise for the changes in the jury process and hope you will understand that we can’t be very precise with our information on the continuation of the process, in these uncertain times. We will get in touch with you as soon as we know more.  Here are answers to some of the frequently asked questions:

1. When and how can I adapt my application?

You will be asked to update/adapt your application materials (most probably) in October. We will get in touch with you about that after the summer. If you don’t want to update your application, we will use the materials you already submitted to us in the beginning of this year.

You can use the the same digital application form as before. The form is now closed, but it will be reopened after the Summer, when we contacted you.

2. Would you like to receive a new portfolio?

No, that is not necessary. We will use the portfolio that you already submitted but we will give you the possibility to add more recent works or written statements, if you want that.


3. Could you advise me on how to adapt my current application?

No, we advise you to follow the general guidelines on preparing your application for the Rijksakademie https://rijksakademie.heiapply.com/application/applicant-faqs

4. Can I send in my portfolio in a different format? Or should I stick to the digital application form?

We can only review applications that are submitted in the format of our digital application form.


5. What is the new deadline for adapting the application? And how much time do I have to adapt the application?

The exact deadline is not known yet, but most probably we will open the application form for you in October. We will be in touch with you about that after the summer.


6. When will the selections continue?

The next rounds of the selection process will (most probably) take place in the period October-December 2020. The interviews will most probably take place in December (to be confirmed ).


7. How many selection rounds are there?

The Rijksakademie artist community is composed of artists from The Netherlands (50%) and international artists (50%). There are separate jury processes for the two groups. Both processes consist of 3 rounds (preselection - selection- interviews).


8. Did the selection process already start? Or is everything postponed?

The jury process for artists from The Netherlands did not start yet.

The first round (preselection) of the International jury process has already taken place. This means that some applicants received an email that they are not selected for the residency 2021. Other applicants received an email that the process is on hold until the Fall, and that they will have the possibility to update their application later this year. After the next round has taken place, we will know who is being invited for an interview.


9. Will the interviews happen in person?

Because of the delay in the selection process we do not know yet which artists will be invited for an interview. For us it is very important to do the interviews in person - at the Rijksakademie - so we will do everything to make that happen in a safe way, but of course this can’t be decided at this moment yet.


10. I received a different email than some of the other applicants. Is this correct?

Yes, we sent 3 different emails to applicants:

- applicants from The Netherlands received an email that the jury process is delayed because of the Corona-crisis and will take place in the last months of this year.

- international applicants might have received an email that they are not selected for the residency 2021 because the jury in the first round decided not take the application to the next round.

- other International applicants received an email that the jury in the first round decided to take the application to the next round, which will take place in the last months of this year.


11. When will the residency start?

The residency 2021 will not start in January 2021 but will start with a delay. The exact schedule will be communicated as soon as possible.


12. When will I know the outcome of the selections procedure?

We expect to finish the jury process in December. Candidates who will be invited for an interview -as the final stage in the process- will be informed about that in November.