Application
Application for the residency 2015 is closed.

Apply for the 2016 residency
The Rijksakademie residency 2016 starts in January 2016.
Application for this residency is open from 1 January to 1 February 2015 via the online form to be found here. Please check our website in December 2014 for more information on the 2016 residency.
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Rijksakademie residency
Every year, some 25 studios will become available. A residency at Rijksakademie lasts one year and can be extended with another year. Artistic, theoretical and technical facilities and expertise are the basis of the residency. In addition, advices on practical and financial matters like housing and residence permits are offered. A resident artist receives a stipend of 12.500 euro including 1500 euro material budget.

Who can apply?
Application is open to artists at the beginning of their professional development, with a focus on artists 25 - 35 years of age. Artists younger than 25 or older than 35 are also welcome to apply.
In general, resident artists have completed their (art) studies and have worked independently as artists for three to five years prior to their application.
Artists who are or were connected as participant to another post academic institution in the Netherlands (Jan van Eyck, De Ateliers), will not be considered for a Rijksakademie residency.

Procedure
The selection procedure consists of a number of rounds. Artistic quality and development potential as well as the moment in a career are the decisive factors. Following the selection rounds in April/May, a number of candidates are invited for an interview in June at the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam.
In brief, an application consists of:
- the online application form, completed
- documentation of work
- CV

A non-refundable application fee of 50 euro is charged, with an exception for artists living in the following countries (more information in the application form). The application form should be completed in English. All correspondence relating to the application is in English.

Artists living in the Netherlands will be selected in cooperation with the Mondriaan Fund.

Finances
The Rijksakademie is partly supported by the Dutch government and the Mondriaan Fund. The Rijksakademie Trust Fund raise additional funds from private and governmental foundations, corporations and private donors, both nationally and internationally. Every resident artist has to make effort to raise a Fellowship of € 15.000, preferably in their home country.

Annual contribution
Before starting the residency each resident is required to pay an annual contribution. In 2014 this will be €2,750.

Questions about applying: application@rijksakademie.nl