Englisch, Dutch, German
Residency started in 2016
Negotiable: minimal 4 weeks up to full semester
Paid by host:

Provided by host/department is living accommodation in Arnhem, studiospace to work and open academy for use of workshops.

Paid by artist:

Travel, materials, meals and technical workshop costs for the artist/designer.

Application guidelines:

Applications must include:

  • Project outline (max 800 words)
  • CV + Portfolio
  • Motivation to work in ArtEZ

Please send to [email protected] before the submission deadline.

Applications for 2021 to be announced in spring 2020

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ArtEZ Institute of the Arts

ArtEZ Institute of the Arts

DIR Product Design Department

Design in Residence (DIR) program is an initiative by the ArtEZ department Product Design with the aim to bring practice and education together to explore the wide design territories. The DIR program, launched in 2016, invites studio practice into the department and with their team and lecturers they aim to provide a professional workspace for practitioners within the academy setting.

The DIR program allows the students to explore the diverse stages and character of work processes in design and development in new ways. Practitioners are provided with an opportunity to discuss their work with students and tutors, teach on a specific project, and participate in or organise talks, events and/or exhibitions.

This residency includes:

  • a private studio space to develop new work
  • part-time involvement in students’ design projects
  • giving lectures or presentations
  • possibilities for exhibition and project development

They seek designers who want to develop a new body of work. They welcome applications from people from a broad/ crossover practice who are independent , hands-on and dare to speculate and experiment through their work and build new relation in the Product Design field.

Studio Information

The residency studio 4x4 meter is placed between rooms where students have classes. It's directly next to the workshops for wood, leather, metal and free work. Students will pass by the space and the office of Product is down the hallway. The resident will be in the heart of the department. The computer and ceramics facilities are in Onderlangs building, on request the resident can also work there and have a table at the ceramics studio.

Accommodation Information


Technical Information

Product Design Arnhem is based in the Oude Kraan, close to the workshops and labs. The workspaces are used by all departments to facilitate crossovers and explorations between departments and the resident.
ArtEZ Arnhem has facilities for woodworking, metalworking, ceramics, plastics, printmaking, screenprinting, textiles and leather as well as rapid prototyping, scanning and milling workshops. Other facilities include the library, photography and video-editing workshop.


Arnhem city, 5min walk from central station, 1 hour to Amsterdam. The city hosts diverse cultural organisations, Design&Art institutes and museum. It's easy to get around the Netherlands from Arnhem. Good train connections.

Contact information

Onderlangs 9
6812CE Arnhem

j.vandenboom [at]