The Rijksakademie residency is a place for research and production for talented, professional artists from all over the world. There are fifty-five studios where, for a period of two years, resident artists can conduct research, experiment and work on projects and production. Our applications open again on January 1st, 2019, until February 1st 2019.
The Rijksakademie is more than a residency: concentration on work, experimentation, reflection and discussion are central. The residents receive critical support at the highest artistic, technical and theoretical level. Internationally-active artists, theoreticians and other advisors pay individual studio visits. The advisors come from different continents, cultures and generations, and offer a wide variety of views. Technical specialists manage professionally-equipped workshops where artists can work and experiment with traditional and contemporary materials and techniques.
There is no programme, no prevailing stylistic approach or ideology. The Rijksakademie offers support and opportunities.
Resident artists work with all the major contemporary techniques in the visual art disciplines: painting, drawing, photography, printing techniques, sculpture, video, film, sound and new media. Links with other disciplines such as architecture, music, dance, literature and cinematography are also possible.
The Rijksakademie is also a platform for pioneering initiatives and collaborations in the field of art and science. Artists develop projects in dialogue with specialists from diverse scientific and scholarly disciplines.
The Rijksakademie manages collections (library, art and other collections and artists’ documentation) that are open to the public.