For over 150 years, the Rijksakademie has been invested in artistic development and forward-thinking art. The Rijksakademie houses an artist community that is highly international, multi-disciplinary, experimental and critically engaged. In the two-year residency programme, up to 50 artists are open to challenging themselves, and to working alongside positions that are vastly different from their own. During their residency, they enter an open-ended process where they can deepen their practices, and explore new terri- tories, in and beyond the art field. The annual Open Studios in spring, where the artists share their work with wider audiences, is considered a barometer for the art of tomorrow. Year-round you can connect with the creative life of the Rijksakademie through the programme of lectures, performances and screenings that explore contemporary artistic practices and debates.