English, Dutch
One year, possibility to extend to a 2nd year
Paid by host 

A studio, stipend of 12.200 euro (in 2015) and working budget 1500 euro.

Paid by artist 

Living expenses and an annual contribution of €2,750.

Application guidelines 

Application is open to artists from all over the world, at the beginning of their professional development, with a focus on artists 25 — 35 years of age. Artists younger than 25 or older than 35 are also welcome to apply. In general, resident artists have completed their (art) studies and have worked independently as artists for three to five years prior to their application.

50€ application fee


Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten

Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten


The Rijksakademie offers residencies to around fifty artists (for one year, with year extension) with the goal of providing space for research, experiment and production. Apart from facilities such as a studio, work budget and stipend, there is a research and production infrastructure. There is no standard program, predominant style or ideology. The Rijksakademie provides time, people and possibilities.

Accommodation Information 

By collaborating with housing agencies accommodation can be found in Amsterdam. There are project rooms and a cantina.

Studio Information 

The Rijksakademie offers 50 studios. Every year, some 25 studios will become available.

Technical Information 

Technical specialists manage professionally-equipped workshops where artists can work and experiment with traditional and contemporary materials and techniques.

Artistic, theoretical and technical facilities and expertise are the basis of the residency. In addition, advices on practical and financial matters like housing and residence permits are offered.


The Rijksakademie is located in the Kavalleriekazerne building, near the centre of Amsterdam. The building is next to the Muiderpoort archway, near the Tropical Museum and Artis zoo and within easy reach of the NS stations. Most of the building is accessible for the physically challenged.

Sarphatistraat 470
1018GW Amsterdam
+31 20 5270300
+31 20 5270301

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