Social Practice

The social practice workshop encourages and guides residents in their collaborative practices and enables them to build stronger connections and dialogue in the Rijksakademie’s local context, Amsterdam East, and beyond. The workshop and its projects are developed in collaboration with resident artists, neighbouring contemporary art space Framer Framed, and through building partnerships with a range of local organisations and groups. 


The Rijksakademie offers a two-year international residency programme to around fifty artists that provides space for research, experiment and production of new work.

Residents are supported with a studio, a work budget and a stipend and can seek advice from leading art professionals from a wide variety of cultural and creative backgrounds. In addition there is a rich research and production infrastructure, consisting of various technical workshops operated by specialists, a library and a historical and contemporary art collection.

Within the interdisciplinary environment of the Rijksakademie there is complete freedom in research and working methods.