For over 150 years, the Rijksakademie has been invested in artistic development and forward-thinking art.
In our residency programme we house an artist community that is highly international, multi-disciplinary, experimental and critically engaged. Up to 50 artists are open to challenging themselves, and to working alongside positions that are vastly different from their own. Spending up to two years in residence, they enter into an open-ended process where they can deepen their practices, and explore new territories, in and beyond the art field.
Residents benefit from an array of opportunities for exchange, including peer to peer dialogue and visits from a wide range of leading art professionals. They have access to technical workshops, and guidance by technical specialists, who foster hands-on, innovative and collaborative approaches to making, as well as an extensive library and a historical collection.
Each year our Open Studios enables the artists to share their work with wider audiences in ambitious and imaginative ways. Studios, project rooms, the garden and every imaginable space in between are transformed into viewing and meeting places where visitors can learn about contemporary trends and innovations in the visual arts.