Rijksakademie residency 2021

Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Deadline: 01 February 2020

Rijksakademie residency 2021

The application period for residency 2021 starts on 1 January, 2020. The deadline is 1 February, 23.59 CET.

Who can apply?
Application is open to artists with at least 2 years of independent professional experience after finishing education. Most candidates have finished a MA degree but this is not obligatory. There are no age limits, however most artists at the Rijksakademie are between 27 and 35 years old.
Artists who have been participating in another post academic institution in the Netherlands (Jan van Eyck, De Ateliers), cannot be considered for a Rijksakademie residency.
Please note that you cannot apply more than 3 times for a residency at the Rijksakademie, starting with the upcoming application procedure.


The selection procedure consists of a number of rounds which take place from March until June. In the different rounds the jury will look at the quality of the work and the application, possibilities for further development of work and thinking within the specific context of the Rijksakademie, and willingness and capacity to play an active role in a critical artist’ community from around the world. The jury (consisting of artists and theoreticians affiliated to the Rijksakademie as advisor) invites a number of candidates for an interview in May/June, as the final round of the selection procedure.

An application consists of:
– online application form: all required fields must be completed (in English)
– documentation of work: please follow instructions to upload material
– A non-refundable application fee of 50 euro is charged, with an exception for artists living in the following countries (more information in the application form).

Please note that all correspondence relating to the selection process is in English.


Every selected artist will have a studio, a stipend to contribute to living expenses (in 2020: €14,000) and a working budget (in 2020: €1,500).
The Rijksakademie is generously supported by the Dutch government/ministry of Education, Science and Culture. The Rijksakademie Trust Fund—in close cooperation with the resident artists—raises additional funds from private and governmental foundations, corporations and private donors, both nationally and internationally. Every resident artist is expected to raise a Fellowship of € 15,000 per year, as a contribution to the costs of the residency. Selected artists will be provided with more information after the interview round.


Annual contribution
The annual contribution is €2750 to be paid before the start of the residency.


Questions about the application
Please find the most frequently asked questions regarding the residency here. Questions about the application form can be found here. If you cannot find your answer there please send an email to:


Find the online application form here


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