1990, gueststudio since 1997
2-3 months
Paid by host 

Bed sheets, towels, bicycle, internet and public presentation or event (depending on approval).

Paid by artist 

Accommodation (375 euro/month), refundable deposit (200 euro) and travelling expenses.

Application guidelines 

Besides having an affinity with the person and his or her work, the main criteria in determining whether a guest is to be invited is the willingness to co-operate, discuss and exchange ideas. Send your application (free of charge) as a single PDF document containing your CV; Artist Statement (max. 500 words); Portfolio (10 images of your work and max. 3 video links); Link to website (if applicable); brief description of the plans during the residency (max. 500 words); and which residency period you would like to apply (check dates on their website).

Het Wilde Weten

Het Wilde Weten


Het Wilde Weten is an independent artist-run initiative in Rotterdam, providing artist studios, a public platform for contemporary art and an artist-in-residency program. The residency provides Dutch and international artists the opportunity to live and work in a studio-building amongst 16 artists. The residency program promotes cultural exchange by connecting parallel practices. Rotterdam has a vibrant art scene with many artist-run initiatives, galleries and exhibition spaces.


Het Wilde Weten provides support for the guest artists in connecting them with artists, curators or other agents working in their field. With that in mind the guests are asked to give an artist talk introducing them to the Rotterdam art scene and fellow HWW-members. These artist talks are often organized in cooperation with other artist in residence programs in Rotterdam. Upon request an exhibition/event in the 80 sqm exhibition space of Het Wilde Weten is possible (this is not included in the fee).

Accommodation Information 

Het Wilde Weten is located in the heart of Rotterdam, the main museums and art centres are easily reachable on foot. On the first floor the guest artist of Het Wilde Weten has access to a 30-sqm studio that is furnished with a chair, loft bed, refrigerator, wardrobe and a large table. There is a private shower and shared toilet adjacent to the studio. Downstairs is a shared kitchen, on the second floor there’s a coffee corner. The guest artist has access to a bicycle and internet connection. Due to fire safety regulations they can only accept individual artists living in the building.


Het Wilde Weten (HWW) is an artists' run space, established in a former convent near the center of Rotterdam. Sixteen visual artists, working in different disciplines have their studio's located in this building.

Robert Fruinstraat 35
3021 XB Rotterdam
+31 10 4775095
+31 10 4768162

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