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Application for the Rijksakademie residency 2021 (Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten)

Deadline: 1 February 2020.

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. It has a commitment to diversity, to working with a global perspective and with sensitivity to the local.

Having two years’ time and space, facilities and feedback in an international and diverse artist community is a unique opportunity and can be a transformative experience for your work and thinking. Resident artists are expected to be able and willing to commit actively and fulltime to the residency: to your own work but also to the ecology you are part of.

The Rijksakademie residency 2021 is open to all visual artists from all countries and all disciplines. Selected artists usually have finished a BA/MA education and have at least 2 years of independent professional practice before starting a residency at the Rijksakademie, but there is no prerequisite to have undertaken a formal art education. There are no age limits, however most artists at the Rijksakademie are between 27 and 35 years old.

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.

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 on this procedure after the interview round.

Every year, about 22 places become available. Rijksakademie is seeking residents for the period beginning January-December 2021, with the possibility of staying one year more.

Deadline: 1 February 2020, 23:59 Central European/Dutch time (17:59 Colombian time)

[Boletín SIUN 468A, 9 de enero de 2020]

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