The Rijksakademie offers a two-year international residency programme to around fifty artists that provides space for research, experiment and production of new work. Residents are supported with a studio, a work budget and a stipend and can seek advice from leading art professionals from a wide variety of cultural and creative backgrounds. In addition there is a rich research and production infrastructure, consisting of various technical workshops operated by specialists, a library and a historical and contemporary art collection. Within the interdisciplinary environment of the Rijkskademie there is complete freedom in research and working methods.


The technical workshops at the Rijksakademie have been a site of innovation and experimentation for decades. Led by specialists who work closely together with the residents, the workshops facilitate the exchange of expertise and create the possibility of interdisciplinary projects involving both new and traditional materials and techniques.


In addition to the technical workshops, the Rijksakademie provides the residents with a number of other practical facilities such as several project spaces, a performance studio, a kitchen and a vegetable garden.


Between September 1 – October 1, 2021, interested artists can apply for the residency that starts September 2022.

From then on, the application form will be made accessible via this page.

Application is open to artists with at least two years of independent professional experience after completing their education. Most candidates have finished an MA degree, but this is not mandatory. There are no age limits, however, the majority of Rijksakademie residents are between 27 and 35 years old.

Artists who have held a residency in another post-academic institution in the Netherlands (Jan van Eyck Academie, De Ateliers) cannot be considered for the Rijksakademie. Please note that you cannot apply more than three times for a residency at the Rijksakademie, starting from the application for the residency 2021.


Please find the most frequently asked questions regarding the residency on the FAQ page. If you cannot find your answer, send an email to: