Public presentation expenses and kitchen/sanitary supplies.
Board, food, individual traveling expenses, personal needs and accommodation/studio.
Send your application to firstname.lastname@example.org
Send one PDF File, including your CV, portfolio containing (max 20 images) recent works or projects and a brief artist’s statement and/or motivation (max 500 words). Note: Don’t forget to include the application form and a copy of your ID. Applications consisting of only One PDF File are accepted.
Foundation Kaus Australis is an organisation which was originally set up and still organised by artists. Its general goal is activating the development, exercise and sparking of interest in visual arts in an international context. Above all Kaus Australis strives to create an exchangeprocess through gueststudios and exhibitionspace. Local as well as artists and curators from abroad, who wish to work for a certain period in Rotterdam can make use of these facilities.
Stichting Kaus Australis was founded in 1985. For several years accommodation was found in temporarily available buildings which, one after another, were turned into suitable studio and presentation spaces. During this period Kaus Australis initiated a number of exhibitions and invited guest artists from different countries to share working and presentation space. Starting from 1993, Stichting Kaus Australis had the opportunity to design and realise appropriate and long term accommodation, reflecting a more functional artistic space.
The participant is invited to make a presentation of his/ her project during their residency period.
The building is composed of pre-fabricated materials:
– A steel construction covered on the outside with profiled metal- and semi-transparent polyester sheets.
– Clear transparent sheeted parts of the roof show abundant daylight.
– Separating walls are made of wooden frame constructions, insulated and covered with underlayment and white leveling plaster.
– Floors consist of grey concrete squares, each 2 × 2 meters.
The Kaus Australis building and headquarters are situated at the northern edge of Rotterdam in a small industrial area inbetween a highroad, the high speed railway and not far from the airport. Despite this it’s a quiet place. It takes ±15 minutes by bicycle directly to the city centre and there’s a direct metro going to the Rotterdam central railway station (5 mins.) , Rotterdam city centre (7 mins.) and The Hague (circa 25 mins.).
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