English, Dutch
Paid by artist 

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Application guidelines 

Send an email to the STEIM office with the following information:

  • A bio and CV – include material or references to your work that you consider informative with respect to the application
  • Links to audio-visual material online
  • A short description of the project
  • State clearly what kind of support you’re requesting from STEIM (e.g. studio use only, hardware support, artistic advising, etc)
  • Describe the presentation format of the project upon completion (e.g. recording, concert)
  • State how you will document the project

Format requirements:

  • If you send attachments, make sure they don’t exceed 1.5MB.
  • Preferably use the PDF format for documents.
  • All documentation should be in English.
  • They do not accept non-electronic applications.
  • They prefer to listen to audio material online.

Judgement is generally based on immediate encounters with you and your work. Your application will go through the selection procedure by the artistic and technical staff of STEIM. As the number of applications exceeds the project capacity, a selection will be made based on technical feasibility, availability of studio space, and STEIM's current artistic agenda. Special preference is given to applicants who are willing to share their knowledge with the community surrounding STEIM, via workshops, lectures, or other public engagement. Please take into account that STEIM plans ahead 3 to 4 months, and that the selection procedure can take some time.




Steim, Studio for Electro-Instrumental Music, is an independent live electronic music centre exclusively dedicated to the performing arts. Steim invites performers, musicians and visual artists for residencies and provides them with an artistic environment and technical facilities, through which concepts can be given a concrete form. New creations are exposed to a receptive and responsive niche public at Steim. Steim has stimulated the design of physical interfaces and is widely considered as the pioneering place for new live electronic concepts.

STEIM provides support for various types of residencies. You can apply for support by email. They typically only consider projects which are clearly developed and matured (typically after an introductory meeting). Residencies can be (a combination of) one of the following:

  • preparation of new (partly) electronic work
  • development, refinement or modification of personal electronic instruments for music performance
  • development of hardware/software for new sound artwork or performance
  • development of music technologies for healthcare and education
  • development and test-driving of workshops
Accommodation Information 

No accommodation provided


City centre of Amsterdam

Achtergracht 19
1017 WL Amsterdam
+31 20 6228690
+31 20 6264262

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