This is an open call, but what does it mean to be open?
The Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten invites applications from artists to develop their work over one or two-year periods in Amsterdam.
The Rijksakademie’s artist community has a unique ecology, which is highly international, multi-disciplinary, experimental and critically engaged. Artists are supported with a studio, a stipend, by a wide range of artistic and technical advisors, including artists, curators and thinkers, and have access to well-equipped workshops, a library and discursive engagement. Rijksakademie has a commitment to diversity, to working with a global perspective and with sensitivity to the local.
As an artist, you are ready to make the most of these resources. You are open to challenging yourself, to working alongside positions that are vastly different from one another, and to engaging with wider social and discursive programmes. Rijksakademie is also interested in practices that maximise the social and transformative power of art.
Selected artists usually have finished a BA/MA education and have a few years of independent professional practice before starting a residency at the Rijksakademie, but there is no prerequisite to have undertaken a formal art education.
Every year, about 22 places become available. Rijksakademie is seeking residents for the period beginning January-December 2020, with the possibility of staying one year more. You can apply by completing the online application form on the website between January 1–February 1, 2019.
Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten
1018 GW Amsterdam