The Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten in Amsterdam focuses on developing talent in the fine arts. We select and facilitate top talent and offer selected artists a platform for further development of their work. Presentation of the work and connections to an international network form a part of the two-year residency program. For many alumni the residency has led to their international breakthrough.


De Rijksakademie is financed by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sciences, the Amsterdam Fund for the Arts (AFK), Amsterdam City Council and by the Trust Fund Rijksakademie. Businesses, funds and private parties both in The Netherlands and abroad play an important role as well.