Application for the Residency 2015 is closed. Applying for Residency 2016 will be possible from 1 January until 1 February 2015.

Who can apply?
Application is open to artists at the beginning of their professional development, having completed a BA and MA. Experience has taught us that artists between 25 and 35 gain the most of the residency. 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.

The selection procedure consists of a number of rounds which take place from April until June. All applications are considered at first and, in the following rounds, works are examined in more depth, looking at the vision of the artist about their own work and their motivations for coming to the Rijksakademie. Artistic quality, possibilities for development and the place in their career are considered. A number of candidates are invited for an interview in June at the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam.
An application consists of:
- the online application form, completed (the form will be available online from 1 until 31 January)
- 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.

The Rijksakademie is partly supported by the Dutch government and the Mondriaan Fund. The Rijksakademie Trust Fund—in cooperation with the Rijksakademie and resident artists—raises additional funds from private and governmental foundations, corporations and private donors, both nationally and internationally. Every resident artist is asked 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 was €2750.

Questions about applying: