Dutch, English, German
8 weeks
Paid by host 
The host provides the spaces and the PR and presentation costs under the condition that the artist lives and works at KiK for the entirety of his or her residency period.
Extra project subsidizing depends on the project.
Paid by artist 

Project costs, Board, food, etc.

Application guidelines 

National and international artists working in the disciplines of fine art, design, architecture, photography, multimedia, site specific theatre or performance art, among others, are invited to apply.
The quality of an artist's work is the most important basis for choosing participants. A project proposal must be accompanied by a feasible work plan, relevant and up to date documentation and the application form.





Kunst in Kolderveen


KiK ('Kunst in Kolderveen') is located in former dairy factory 'De Venen' in Kolderveen, which is in the province of Drenthe. For different periods of time, artists coming from various disciplines, are taking part in the Artist in Residence programme, by living and working at KiK. Based on a project proposal, contemporary national and international artists are invited to participate in the AIR programme. An open, adventurous mentality characterizes KiK. The same spirit is reflected in choosing candidates for the AIR program. The industrial space and its environment require enterprising and independent artists who will value a concentrated stay in a very quiet place. The village of Kolderveen consists all in all, of a single street. KiK and the artist(s) in residence take on an added responsibility to show the result of their work period in a presentation. The nature of the presentation will be decided upon together with the artistic leader. The artist must also undertake a public activity, such as giving a work shop, a reading or lecture.

Read the experience of Sara Blaylock, artist in residence at Kunst in Kolderveen in the Summer 2011: "Mapping Micros". Sara Blaylock residency was organised through the European Pépinières Programme for Young Artists


Lecture, workshop, public presentation of the work.

Accommodation Information 

Individual houses separate from studio.


KIK is is located in former dairy factory 'De Venen' in Kolderveen, which is in the province of Drenthe.

Kolderveen 26
7948NJ Nijeveen
+31 522-491003

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