Rijksakademie Residency September 2024 – August 2025
Amsterdam, NL
Deadline: 01.10.2023

Rijksakademie Residency September 2024 – August 2025, Amsterdam, NL, Deadline: 01.10.2023

The Rijksakademie welcomes applications from artists to develop their work over one or two-year periods in Amsterdam.
The Rijksakademie houses a highly international, multi-disciplinary, experimental and critically engaged artist community. Residents are supported with a studio, a work budget and a stipend and benefit from an array of opportunities for exchange, including peer to peer dialogue and visits from a wide range of leading art professionals. They have access to technical workshops as well as an extensive library and a historical collection. There is guidance by technical specialists, who foster hands-on, innovative and collaborative approaches to making.
We offer residencies with the goal of providing space for research, reflection, experiment and exchange. Every year we select on average 22 artists for a residency, and most of the artists stay for two years, so the total community consists of about 45 artists. Half of the group is from the Netherlands, the other half from all around the world.
As an artist, you are ready to make the most of these resources. You are open to developing and challenging yourself, to working alongside positions that are vastly different from your own, and being part of a community. Spending up to two years in residence, you enter into an open-ended process where you can deepen your practices, and explore new territories, in and beyond the art field.
We are seeking residents for the period September 2024 – August 2025, with the possibility of staying one year more. You can apply by completing the online application form on our website between 1 September [00:00 hours CET] and 1 October [23:59 hours CET], 2023


Because of the high number of applications, the jury process takes several months and happens in many different rounds. All applications are seen by the jury at least one time.

These are the different steps:

After the deadline all applications will be checked administratively whether they are complete. If the documentation has not been uploaded properly, we will get in touch with the applicant to make sure the application will be complete before the jury process starts. Incomplete applications won’t be taken into consideration.
The Rijksakademie selects on average 22 artists every year: half of them come from the Netherlands, the other half from all other countries. Artists from The Netherlands have Dutch nationality or they are (or have been) living and working in the Netherlands for at least two years.
The process consists of a pre-selection round, a main selection round and interviews as the final stage.
In the pre-selection round the jury focusses mainly on the visual documentation (uploaded portfolio). Based on the portfolio, the application will go to the next round, or not. In this phase roughly one third of the applicants will be selected to go to the next round. More than one jury member needs to support the application to go to the next round.
In the main selection rounds the jury will spend more time with every application and there is more time to look at additional information (written texts, motivation and introduction video). Jury members then discuss which candidates they would like to meet for an interview.
Approximately 30 candidates from the Netherlands and 30 international candidates will be invited for an interview with the jury, either online or at the Rijksakademie. From all interview candidates approximately one third will be invited for the residency.
During all rounds, the jury is looking for diversity in the community, both in practice as well as in the personal backgrounds of the candidates.

Composition of the jury:

Every year we compose different juries: for the Dutch and International jury processes, and also throughout the different jury rounds. All juries are highly diverse, bringing together jury members with different backgrounds, different ways of working, different relations to the Rijksakademie and different levels of experience with our process. Most of the jury members are artists.
The jury members in the different rounds for the residency 2023/24 were: Ansuya Blom, Banu Cennetoğlu, Isabelle Cornaro, Yael Davids, Erin Gleeson, Anawana Haloba, Metahaven (Daniel van der Velden and Vinca Kruk), Antonio Vega Macotela, Mihnea Mircan, Melvin Moti, Wendelien van Oldenborgh, Christodoulos Panayiotou, María Inés Rodríguez, Natasha Soobramanien, Ho Tzu Nyen and Helen Verhoeven.
The pre-selection and main selection rounds will take place in November and December 2023. The interviews will take place in February 2024.

More information and application: https://rijksakademie.nl/en/residency-apply/apply

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