Platform Werkplaatsen and AiR Platform NL

Act and Connect: Platform Werkplaatsen is a joint venture between Dutch and Flemish workshops and labs for artists and designers.

Technical workshops, with and without artist-in-residence programs, lead the way in facilitating craft techniques for and by artists and designers. These workshops are consistently developing, reflecting the changes in daily art practice, thereby creating innovative applications of old and new techniques. Their function has also shifted, from knowledge centre to junction within…read more


AiR for Experiment encounter in Delft

How can artist organizations, artist-in-residence programs and governments work together at local level to enhance the European cultural landscape? The 'encounter' AiR for Experiment took place 2nd December at Lijm & Cultuur in Delft, the Netherlands.

Artist organizations and artist-in-residence programs provide open, relational, social spaces embedded in the locality of a village or city. They connect artists and create communities of practitioners…read more


TransArtists and Ja Ja Ja Nee Nee Nee open call for contributions!

The second issue of our online magazine Station to Station with the topic ‘All that art’ will be published beginning of next year. Some of the questions this issue is raising are: what happens with the art (works) that is created in residencies – how often (or not) is the work made for a certain purpose and then left and forgotten; how can the artists continue to develop…read more


Workshop for FLACC, C-mine and VONK

On the 15th of October 2016, Léon Kruijswijk gave a workshop about the artist-in-residence field in Genk, Belgium. DutchCulture | TransArtists was invited in the framework of a collaborative project of FLACC, C-mine and VONK for talent development, which consists of a workshop series for artists. The aim is to give artists tools and advice to operate independently. These workshops vary widely; from support by composing a budget overview for your art project to an introduction to the metal workshop at FLACC. There is one workshop…read more


TransArtists Interview Series

Image: Sam Samiee's installation at the RijksakademieOPEN 2015

Since 2016, we publish extended interviews with a current or recent resident at an artist-in-residence in the Interviews section. Herewith we like to bring to you the multifaceted world of residencies seen through the eyes of your fellow artists. We will interview about three artists a year.

For the first interview, Léon talked with Sam Samiee who was a resident at the Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten in Amsterdam, the…read more


Lost in the database?

Going to an unknown country, crossing over to new practices or disciplines in another context, finding the best match to the idea you have in mind… all of this asks for research – and sometimes also guidance. We know that looking for the perfect match between your project and all the residencies worldwide can be difficult. This is why you can contact us to chat with the TransArtists team about your ideas and we will provide some more specific tips.

You can make an appointment with the TransArtists team to help you navigate through the large offer of…read more


Information session at Mains d'Oeuvres

On November 9th, 2016, Marie Fol will run an information session at Mains d'Oeuvres, Saint Ouen, France. This training aims at giving insights and tips about artist-in-residence programs worldwide to French artists who have little to no international experience, as well as current residents of Mains d'Oeuvre.

Here is more information about the content of the session (in French):

Marie Fol - TransArtists : Résidences d’artistes à l’international - Panorama,…read more


Start of NACMM platform for mobility in the MENA region

Sept. 29 - Oct. 2 2016, Barcelona

AiR Platform NL was invited to contribute to a week of meetings to form a new platform for mobility in the North African countries. Initiated by Pau Cata of CeRCCca (Spain), partner organizations joined to discuss the parameters for this platform; to support independent art programs and artists in the region, give more visibility to their activities, and enhance exchange with each other and colleagues elsewhere.

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IK Foundation jubilee

Sunday September 4, 2016 Oost-Souborg

IK Foundation celebrated its 5 year jubilee with the festive opening of an exhibition including the artists who resided in the IK pavilions over the last 5 years. Next to The Royal Commissioner in Zeeland Mr. Drs. J. J. M. Polman, Heidi Vogels, coordinator of AiR Platform NL was invited to give a presentation about at the opening. Furthermore, the invited curators Melchior Jaspers, Nick Terra and Menno Vuister presented a publication and research about the…read more


Station to Station

DutchCulture | TransArtists is pleased to announce its new online publication, Station to Station. The first issue is all about the favorite dirty talk - Money. We have compiled contributions from variety of professionals from different corners of the world and the art scene.

The general experience, starting from USA to Russia, through Europe and China, is that there is never enough money, even if the budget is with six figures. How do we as artists and organisers deal with this predicament? How creative and charming does an organization or…read more