Open Call Art Mediation Course 2021 – postponed until further notice

The Art Mediation Course 2021 is unfortunately postponed until further notice. Please keep an eye on our website and social media channels for updates.

What is Art Mediation

The Art Mediation programme stimulates an active form of interaction between an artwork and the viewer by offering an approach that enables an open dialogue with the public. The course departs from the conventional and deductive teachings of art to encouraging participants to articulate their understanding of an artwork.

The course is open to all with an interest in the arts and a love for facilitating access to artworks for a general as well as a (semi) expert public, without providing the visitor with top down information. Prior experience with art tours is not mandatory, but most welcome."

About the Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten

The Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten is an international residency programme for emerging artists from all over the world. During a two year residency, the Rijksakademie facilitates experimentation by granting time, a studio, technical labs and experts for artists to make use of. This way artists are able to further develop their artistic practice in a trusted environment."

What can you expect?

  • A 14 day course with various experts from the arts field.

  • The course will be held in English in order to cater to a wider audience.

  • In depth methods and tools of Art Mediation.

  • Small groups of maximum 20 participants.

  • The opportunity to facilitate Art Mediation tours during the Rijksakademie Open Studios in April 2021 (amongst other events)**, against a compensation of EUR 35 ex. VAT per activity.

  • We will offer you at least 9 opportunities to give tours (in 2021), which will cover half of your course fee.

  • In case we cannot offer you 9 opportunities in 2021 to earn half of your course fee back, we will reimburse half of your course fee. ***

  • The main part of the course will be held at the Rijksakademie.

  • A chance to meet current residence artists at the Rijksakademie and getting to know them and their practices.

  • Meet alumni Art Mediators during biannual meet ups, exchange experiences and expand your professional circle.

The costs

  • The course has a fee of € 750; this includes a certificate of participation at the Rijksakademie in the Art Mediation programme.

  • The fee must be paid in advance.


Does Art Mediation sound like something you would be interested in learning? Then send us a short motivation why you would like to participate in this course and what you would like to obtain by it. Your motivation should contain a maximum of 500 words, the deadline is prolonged to December 13, 2020. You can send your motivation letter and any questions regarding the course to: You’ll be notified about the selection by December 18, 2020.

* In case of a total lockdown, the course will be held online.

** The course will be held in English, the tours during Open Studios (and other tours) will sometimes require native Dutch speakers and English speakers.

*** If you are able to give tours, but less than 9, we will top up the amount necessary to reach half of your course fee. If, however opportunities are given and you are not able to make use of them, we are not able to reimburse half of the fee.