EYE Artist and Scholar-in-Residence program

EYE Artist and Scholar-in-Residence program

EYE Filmmuseum in Amsterdam recently launched an In-Residence program. As of 2017, this initiative welcomes invited artists and scholars to explore and creatively reuse archival material within the EYE collection.

However this program is by invitation only, it makes a valuable addition to the diverse spectrum of the artist-in-residences in the Netherlands. EYE institution is taking the lead with fellow institutions; disclosing its archives, facilities and resources, welcoming artists and scholars for in-depth study, research and production.

From the website: 'The program follows in a long tradition of previous collaborations with renowned artists and aims to stimulate interactions among artists, scientists and the public.The Residency program is by invitation only and enables a guest artist and a guest scholar to freely develop or create a project making use of the vast collection and expertise of EYE. The length of the residency is three months.

The invited artist and scholar will be hosted by the EYE Collection Centre, a brand-new expert centre for collection development, preservation, restoration, digitization and research. This centre in Amsterdam-North provides a working space and disposes of facilities that the artists and scholars can make use of – a modern research centre and library, but also various vaults, restoration and scanning ateliers. The artist and the scholar-in-residence will have access to the expertise of EYE curators and a vast collection of approximately 40,000 film titles and other collections besides, such as photos, posters, film apparatuses, film music, books, as well as archives of filmmakers and businesses.'