Visual Arts
Papiamento - Dutch - English - Spanish
1 to 3 months
Paid by artist 

Artists must be able to support their stay with personal funds. Artists from the Netherlands and the Netherlands Antilles who want to spend a period in Aruba can apply for a “werkbudget flexibele bijdrage” with the Fonds BKVB in consultation with the board of Ateliers ’89.

Application guidelines 

Apply by sending CV. plus recent works to Ateliers '89, Dominicanessenstr. 34 Oranjestad, Aruba.


open application all year around

Ateliers 89

Ateliers 89


The Foundation Ateliers ’89 offers Arubans and others interested from the Caribbean region an orientation on contemporary applied art and design. Workshops in different disciplines as painting, installations, video-art, photography, drawing, fashion, theatrical-design, ceramics, animation, graphic design and history of art are organized in a spacious, open and comfortable setting. Established foreign and local artist teach at the studio ‘s. Every workshop culminates in an exhibition which is open to the public. Furthermore, there are special workshops and tours of the exhibitions for children and young students. Ateliers ’89 works in close cooperation with a number of art academies in the Netherlands. This way, young talents who started off in the workshops of Ateliers ’89 can easily find their way to a Dutch academy.


Possibilities: Open studios, Exhibition halls, Artists platform, Theater

Accommodation Information 

Fully furnished rooms, cool aired sleeping room, with kitchen and bathroom. Internet connection and TV available. The living spaces are connected to the studios wich are open workspaces.


The Ateliers ’89 Foundation is located in the heart of Oranjestad, within walking distance of the ocean. The complex consists of a number of classrooms, studio’s and Apartments, surrounded by a large garden.

Dominicanessenstraat 34
(297) 588 577 6

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