English, Dutch
Two years
Paid by host:
  • a private studio including wireless internet/heating/electricity,
  • a stipend € 15,000 (in 2021) a working budget € 1,500 for the largest part provided by RAEF (Rijksakademie Artists for Artists Endowment Fund),
  • access to technical/theoretical /artistic facilities, advice and support
  • exchange and collaboration within an international network
  • lunch and dinner for subsidised prices in Cantina (Rijksakademie restaurant)
  • support with the visa process in the Netherlands and access to affordable housing in Amsterdam for international artists.
Paid by artist:

Artists are expected to be able and willing to commit actively and fulltime to the residency: to your own work but also to the ecology you are part of.

The Rijksakademie requires all resident artists to contribute financially to their residency by raising a fellowship of € 15,000 a year. This requirement consists of an effort obligation towards the Rijksakademie, to be fulfilled by finding a fellowship and transferring it to the Rijksakademie or by providing several declined applications to give proof of your genuine effort.

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


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Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten

Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten


The Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten offers two-year residencies to around 45 artists each year with the goal of providing space for research, experiment and exchange. Apart from facilities such as a studio, work budget and stipend, there are extended technical and theory facilities. There is no standard programme, predominant style or ideology. The Rijksakademie provides time, people and possibilities.


Studio Information

The Rijksakademie offers 45 studios.

Accommodation Information

There is acces to affordable housing options.
There are project rooms and a cantina.

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.

Contact information

Sarphatistraat 470
1018GW Amsterdam

info [at]