For over 150 years, the Rijksakademie has played a pivotal role in accelerating artists careers and enriching our lives with groundbreaking art. We continue to champion the role of artists in today’s society and to reimagine the transformative power of art.

Join us today to support a new generation of artists.

Circle of Friends

Today’s undiscovered talents are tomorrow’s great artists. Rijksakademie Friends support this new generation throughout their professional development and towards international recognition.

There are four levels of commitment that give access to various initiatives and programmes.

Pioneers (up to 45 years old)

For young and curious art lovers and artists who like to get to know each other and connect to inspiring new worlds.
€500 gross a year (€191 – €268 net)

Become part of an active international, cultural and creative exchange in the Pioneers programme:

  • Access to engaging presentations, debates and lectures hosted in and outside the Rijksakademie
  • Getting up close and personal with the Rijksakademie and its residents
  • Introduction to the new artist group at the beginning of the residency year
  • Preview of the final studio presentations Open Studios
  • Exclusive invitation to our yearly summer BBQ
  • Listing in the Rijksakademie's annual report

Associates

For individuals with a keen interest in the arts and an eye for the importance of new developments.
€1,500 gross a year (€572 – €805 net)

Become part of our international community of supporters and share the inspiration in the Friends programme:

  • Access to engaging presentations, debates and lectures hosted in and outside the Rijksakademie
  • Getting up close and personal with the Rijksakademie and its residents
  • Introduction to the new artist group at the beginning of the residency year 
  • Preview of the final studio presentations Open Studios
  • Exclusive invitation to our yearly summer lunch
  • Listing in the Rijksakademie's annual report

Patrons

For individuals who want to become more closely involved by supporting a specific programme or project.
€5,000 gross a year (€1,900 – €2,700 net)

Help to realise specific programmes and projects and get closer involved:

  • Personal private viewings (with own guests)
  • Involvement in specific programmes
  • Access to engaging presentations, debates and lectures hosted in and outside the Rijksakademie
  • Getting up close and personal with the Rijksakademie and its residents
  • Introduction to the new artist group at the beginning of the residency year
  • Preview of the final studio presentations Open Studios
  • Exclusive invitation to our yearly summer lunch

Trustees

For individuals who want to have a direct impact on the career of an individual artist.
€15,000 gross a year (€5,719 – €8,044 net)

Contribute in the most personal way to the development and breakthrough of an individual artist by connecting your donation to an artists’ Fellowship. You will closely follow the artistic process, and personally get to know promising artists at an early stage in their careers:

  • Studio visits with the Fellow
  • A modest work or study of a work from your Fellow
  • Access to engaging presentations, debates and lectures hosted in and outside the Rijksakademie
  • Getting up close and personal with the Rijksakademie and its residents
  • Introduction to the new artist group at the beginning of the residency year
  • Preview of the final studio presentations Open Studios
  • Exclusive invitation to our yearly summer lunch
  • Listing in the Rijksakademie's annual report

For more information about Pioneers and the Circle of Friends please contact María Virto Marcilla, Manager Development.