1990, gueststudio since 1997
3 months
Paid by host 

Public presentation expenses.

Paid by artist 

Accommodation (350 euro/month)

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.


Het Wilde Weten

Het Wilde Weten


The artists' run initiative 'Het Wilde Weten' offers accommodation in a former monastery, by invitation or on application. Artists may use the large exhibition space and the adjacent guest room for three months. During the residency period these spaces can serve as a place for meetings, exchange and public events. 'Het Wilde Weten' feels the need to remain close to the creation of images and to work and thought processes. The intention is not to initiate, compile and organize exhibitions and projects as such. 'Het Wilde Weten' concentrates on what is actually taking place in the studio in order to identify those stages in the work process which might give rise to a program or a project.

Accommodation Information 

Studio space (chapel) 80m2 and guest rooms 48m2. Bathroom is on the same floor as studio space, toilet and kitchen are shared. The artist has a separate living space on the first floor of about 30 m2. Bathroom and (shared) toilet is adjacent to that studio.


Het Wilde Weten (HWW) is an artists' run space, established in a former convent near the center of Rotterdam. Twelve 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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