8 weeks
Paid by host 

Cultureland provides for the space in Amsterdam and Starnmeer and a bike for local transport. Cultureland has a material budget of € 500,- meant for material costs only (receipts).

Paid by artist 

Food and travel costs.

Application guidelines 

Application form

Art & Science




Cultureland is a foundation that organizes creative work periods, projects and activities at the cutting edge of culture and nature. Cultureland began an Artist In Residence program in January 2017, giving artists time and space to develop work relating to the landscape and natural environment. The cultureland Artist in Residency program starts with two weeks in Amsterdam, where the artist (or researcher) can explore the cultural and scientific life that the city has to offer. During this first period, they'll organize a kick-off meeting with the artist to meet other professionals and start a conversation about the project. After this introduction, the artist retires for a period of four weeks at a rural location called Buitenwerkplaats in the Starnmeer. Buitenwerkplaats is surrounded by a typical Dutch polder landscape. In the studio there is room to produce and reflect on the project.

Finally, the artist returns to Amsterdam for the last two weeks of the residency. Here, the project will be shown in Storefront 181 of a former shop on the Admiraal de Ruijterweg 181. On the last Thursday of the residency period , an event is organized to present and discuss the project.


To help achieve the goals, the artist is asked:

  • A photo and a text on the project for the website, before arrival.
  • A presentation at the Amsterdam location. Although the focus during the residency is on research and experimentation, the organizers ask for a presentation of your cultureland project. It will be held in the Storefront at Admiraal de Ruijterweg 181 which is very public with a cross-section of Amsterdam residents that pass-by every day. The measurements of the storefront are approximately 1.85 m high and 2.4 m wide on each side of the front-door. The depth of the storefront-space is 0.6 m. We will provide some drinks and snacks to invite people on your last Thursday evening. The work will stay in the Storefront 181 for at least 3 weeks and will be sent back to the artist.
  • An A3 (42 cm x 29.7 cm) piece of work such as a drawing, painting, image, text or 3D work, to stay in Amsterdam, adding to a series of cultureland works.
  • A photo (without text) and a text on the project towards the end of the work period, in order for us to announce the presentation in a newsletter and for the website.
Accommodation Information 

Cultureland provides private live/work space in both Amsterdam and at Buitenwerkplaats. A bike for local transport is available at both locations. Also there is a budget of € 500,- for material costs during the residency (receipts). Cultureland does not offer a fee for the residents, so the artists pay for food and travel costs themselves. There is always one artist in Amsterdam and one at Buitenwerkplaats. The majority of time is spent working independently , but there will be opportunities for the artists to meet.

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Starnmeerdijk 6
1488 AG Starnmeer
Admiraal de Ruyterweg 181-I
1056 GD Amsterdam
+31 (0)6 145 97 632

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