By invitation only
Het Vijfde Seizoen (The Fifth Season) is a residence for artists on the grounds of the psychiatric institution the Willem Arntsz Hoeve in Den Dolder, the Netherlands. Professional artists can live and work here for the length of a season.
Since 1998 artists have lived and worked at Het Vijfde Seizoen. It is an inspiring place and an intens experience. De line between sick or not sick sometimes seems to disappear for the artists and the patients. It is remarkable to see how each artist picks his or her angle and approaches the psychiatry from a very personal point of view.
The goal of Het Vijfde Seizoen's consists of bringing society closer to psychiatry, and open us its closed and hermetic character. Through the art pieces, artists contribute to the often one sided imageries of the psychiatric patient and psychiatry in general.