Summer sessions 2017 at V2_

Summer sessions 2017 at V2_

The Summer Sessions are short-term residencies for young artists organized by a network of cultural organizations all over the world, offering a highly productive atmosphere with production support and expert feedback to jumpstart your professional art practice. The result is a pressure cooker in which you develop a project, from concept to presentable work, ready to show. The duration of a residency is roughly 8 weeks in the period between June 15th and September 30th. Every year during the summer young artists get support from a local sponsor to go abroad for a production residency at a host institute.


  • Artists who are under 35 years of age and/or have graduated no more than 5 years before the time of applying.
  • Artists who live in one of the countries in which a sponsor institute is located.

The selcted artists will be provided:

  • Budget for travel, accommodation, materials and fee.
  • Access to the facilities of the host institute.
  • Advice and support by curators, project managers and/or other staff.
  • The possibility to present your work

Deadline for application is 15th May. To apply you need to:

  • Formulate a concrete project proposal. There are no requirements in terms of theme, topic or discipline.
  • Create a 2 minute video explaining your project. Please note that all the partners in the network review the submitted video's, so English is preferred (don't worry you won't be judged on grammar or pronunciation).
  • Upload your video to a service like Youtube or Vimeo.
  • Fill out the online application form to provide your personal details. Don’t forget to include the link to your online video proposal.

The selection results will be communicated by mid June. If you are selected to do a Summer Session, your host institute will work out the practical details with you; exact dates, travel, accommodation, visa.