About DutchCulture | TransArtists

About DutchCulture | TransArtists

DutchCulture|TransArtists combines and shares knowledge and experience on artist-in-residence programmes and other international opportunities for creative professionals to temporarily stay and work elsewhere.

We offer you all about facts, use and value of international artist-in-residence opportunities.
Our tools and services are developed from the artists' perspective.

Our goal is to make the enormous worldwide residential art labyrinth accessible and usable to artists through our website, workshops, AiR collection, research and projects. To do this, we usually cooperate with a wide range of partners in all world regions.

We are part of DutchCulture - Center for International Cooperation, based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Our tools and services:

  • www.transartists.org: the biggest source of information on artist-in-residence opportunities worldwide, with around 1400 residency opportunities, including first-hand artists' experiences, research, contacts, and advice.
  • AiR Platform NL: the connecting network of all (currently more than 80!) artist-in-residence programs of the Netherlands.
  • Workshops- and training programs for artists about using artist-in-residence opportunities.
  • Publication: thematic compilation of AiR development within the artistic realm combining selections of residencies with visions, facts and interviews with artists and organisers.
  • Mutual Impulse projects to share indepth exchange of artist-in-residence expertise and experiences between the Netherlands and other countries.
  • European wide Green Art Lab Alliance (GALA) project on environmental sustainability and the arts - funded by the European Union from 2013 to 2015.


  • DutchCulture|TransArtists does not offer artist-in-residence programs.
  • DutchCulture|TransArtists does not offer guest studios.
  • DutchCulture|TransArtists does not judge applications.
  • DutchCulture|TransArtists does not supply grants.

Please note: DutchCulture|TransArtists is NOT affiliated to any of the artist-in-residence opportunities or other insitutions listed in this website. Please contact them directly should you have any questions about application procedures and other matters.