3 to 6 months
Paid by host 

Public presentation expenses and kitchen/sanitary supplies.

Paid by artist 

Board, food, individual traveling expenses, personal needs and accommodation/studio.

Application guidelines 

Due to uncertainty about the continuation of Kaus Australis’ activities on the current location, applications for the AIR Programme have been suspended untill further notice.

Stichting Kaus Australis

Stichting Kaus Australis


Foundation Kaus Australis is an artist-run organisation. 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 a process of exchange between artists and audiences through their guest studios and exhibition program. Local and international artists and curators 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 long term accommodation, studio's and art space.

The building project came into existence with the support of the Municipality of Rotterdam, Rotterdam art institutes and national funding organizations. A number of companies offered technical advice and sponsored part of the material supplies.

The participant is invited to make a presentation of his/ her project during their residency period.

Accommodation Information 
There are 4 Guest studios:
#1: 44m2 (330 euros a month)
#2: 72m2 (380 euros a month)
#3 & #4: each 120 m2 (480 euros a month)
Prices include heating and energy and are based on one person living and working in that space.
For additional info on the studios check the website: 
Studio Information 

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.).

Melanchtonweg 137
3045 PN Rotterdam
+31 10 2180732
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