10 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 

Send the application form together with selection of work in PDF format to [email protected].

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 in Amsterdam, where the artist or researcher can explore the cultural and scientific life that the city has to offer. They organize a kick-off meeting with the artist to meet other professionals and to start a conversation about the project. After this introduction, the artist retires for a production period at a rural location called Buitenwerkplaats in the Starnmeer. Buitenwerkplaats is surrounded by typical Dutch polder landscape. In the studio there is room to produce and reflect on the project. Finally, the artist returns to Amsterdam to finalize the residency. The artist displays the project in the Storefront 181, a former shop on the Admiraal de Ruijterweg 181. Before returning home, the artist presents the results of the residency period to evaluate it.

Open call 2019 we are our landscape: Our physical environment, the way our ancestors confronted, shaped, and adapted to their natural surroundings, frames the development of our cultural, communal identities. And perhaps our personal identities, too, are framed by our personal experiences of the landscapes we grow up with and those we choose to settle in.'

Cultureland invites artists to explore the influence of landscape on identity, heritage, difference and coexistence. Find more information about this specific call here.


To help achieve the goals, the artist is asked:

  • A photo and a text on the project for the website, before arrival.
  • Although the focus during the residency is on research and experimentation, the organizers ask for a life presentation of your cultureland project. They will invite people to this presentation by mail and local announcements together with you and will provide some drinks for this event.
  • Also making display about you and your project in the Storefront at Admiraal de Ruijterweg 181 is obligated. This storefront is a former shopwindow on the public street 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.
  • An A3 (420 x 297 mm) piece of work such as a drawing, painting, image, text or 3D work, to stay in Amsterdam, adding to a series of cultureland air works.
  • A photo (without text) and a text on the project towards the end of the work period, in order for them 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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