De Ateliers Residency Open call

De Ateliers Residency Open call

De Ateliers is an international institute for talent development of young visual artists, founded in 1963 by artists, for artists. De Ateliers offers some twenty young and beginning artists a studio for two years in a professional working environment, and the intense mentorship of prominent colleagues.

De Ateliers offers opportunities to young artists to develop their talents on the highest possible level. De Ateliers adheres to the notion that the professional development of beginning artists benefits most from practice. During the two year residency at De Ateliers, individual studio practice, experiment, research, reflection, exchange and discussion are central. Participants of De Ateliers have their own private studio, where they can work 24/7. Every week on Tuesdays, they engage in individual studio discussions with tutor artists and art professionals.

In addition to this intense mentorship, key to the program, De Ateliers organizes series of artist talks and exhibitions. It also offers several technical workshops for communal use, technical assistance and administrative support. As an internationally acclaimed artists institute, De Ateliers is financially supported by the Ateliers Support Fund (ASF) and the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science (OC&W). Participants of De Ateliers are financially supported with a production grant, made possible by Ammodo.

About the programme

  • Can I apply to the programme as an artist duo?
    Yes – it is important that both of you fill out the application form and pay the application fee.
  • Is there an age restriction?
    No – we do not handle an age restriction. Although there is no formal age limit for applications, our experience is that most applicants are under 28 years old.
  • Are there requirements regarding previous schooling?
    We do not require any specific previous schooling.
  • When will I hear more?
    Applicants can expect to hear more in April 2023.
  • What language is spoken in the programme, do I need any certificate?
    We communicate in English. It is not necessary to upload any certificate.
  • Can I apply to the programme as a musician/poet/non visual artist?
    De Ateliers offers a programme for visual artists only.
  • How many participants are accepted into the programme?
    Each year approximately ten participants are accepted into the programme.
  • When are the applications open and what is the deadline?
    Applications are open from December 1st, 2023 until February 1st, 2024 23.59 GMT+1 (Central European Time). This application call is for the next working period which lasts from September 1st 2024 – August 31st 2026.
  • Is there an exception to the application fee?
    Applicants from and living in the ‘Least Developed Countries’, ‘Other Low Income Countries’ and ‘Lower Middle Income Countries and Territories’ on the DAC list are exempt from payment. Applicants from the ‘Upper Middle Income Countries and Territories’ on the DAC list do have to pay the application fee. Please see the DAC list attached here.

About the application form

  • How many images can I upload? What is the minimum and maximum?
    You can upload a total of twenty images. We handle a minimum of ten images. You can upload multiple images of the same work if you wish.
  • What should I put under ‘remarks’?
    Please give a description of the admitted works under remarks. This can be a specific explanation or a description of a work. If you want to give a more general description, it can be written under ‘description of work’.
  • Do I need to upload a letter of recommendation?
    No – we do not accept letters of recommendation.
  • What do you mean with ‘medium’?
    Under medium you can mention the materials used for the work.

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