In 2013, the Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten and De Ateliers will initiate a new partnership. The two most successful post graduate institutions in the Netherlands are joining forces. This means that both institutes in Amsterdam will collaborate on several levels.
Application is open to artists from all over the world. Candidates will be selected by both institutes collaboratively.
Portfolios from Dutch artists and artists based in the Netherlands will be considered by De Ateliers and the Rijksakademie in collaboration with the Mondriaan Fonds. The Mondriaan Fonds supplies bursaries to individual artists who wish to participate in Rijksakademie/ De Ateliers residency.
All artists admitted have access to facilities of both institutions, including a private studio, workshops, libraries, artist’s talks, seminars, open studio events, administration services, housing services, et cetera. The teams of advisors (Rijksakademie) and tutor artists (De Ateliers) will be integrated gradually.
Application for the residency 2014 is possible from 1 January 2013 by using the online application form on www.rijksakademie.nl
. Deadline for application is 1 February 2013.
Together, the Rijksakademie and De Ateliers offer 60 studios on two locations. Every year, some 30 studios will become available. A residency at Rijksakademie/De Ateliers 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.
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
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.
The Rijksakademie and De Ateliers are partly supported by the Dutch government and the Mondriaan Fund. The Rijksakademie Trust Fund and the Ateliers Support 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.
Before starting the residency each resident is required to pay an annual contribution. In 2014 this will be €2,750.
Questions about applying: firstname.lastname@example.org