Call for Applications Rijksakademie Residency 2022 / 2023


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.

Media lab

The media lab offers the possibility to work and experiment with a broad range of digital and analogue media such as photography, film, video, sound, 3D, electronics and physical computing. It consists of a workshop and several facilities, most of which are accessible 24/7. In the facilities it is possible to shoot videos and photos, work with natural and artificial light, chroma keying, record sound in high quality, 2D and 3D scanning, video and sound editing, 3D modelling, and more. The equipment desk provides all kinds of A/V tools, such as video and photo cameras, audio equipment, light and presentation gear.

Technical specialist

José Miguel Biscaya

Facilities (A/V, Photography, 3D)
Description Specifications
Video Editing 4x Editing Suites / Hardware: iMacPro, dual screen, sound monitors. Software: Final Cut Pro X / Adobe CC, Logic Pro X, etc…
Sound Studio 1x Sound Studio with a recording booth and control room / Hardware: iMac, professional sound interface, sound monitors. Software: Logic Pro X, Pro Tools, etc…
Daylight Studio Architecture enables natural diffused light, suited for reproductions, portraits, photography, video shooting
Artificial Light Studio Big limbo wall, can be painted (e.g.: white or in chroma green), 2x diffused LED light fixtures (RGB), 4x back lights LED (RGB), DMX control panel, 2x 1000W focusable spot lights, ceiling rig, etc… suited for many kinds of studio photo- and video shooting, green-screen, 3D scanning, etc..
Photographic Development (analogue) B/W & Color dark room
Computer Area 3x iMacs with Adobe CC (Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign), Flatbed scanners (Epson), Laser printer, best suited for digital photography post-production, computer work, internet
3D workstation NVIDIA M6000, 3D modeling software, VR, etc…
Description Specifications
Audio Field-recorders, many types of mics, tape recorders, mixers, PA speakers, active speakers, headphones, amplifiers, etc…
Projectors HD video projectors
LCD Monitors Professional UHD 50”, Full HD 32” and 40”
Cameras Blackmagic miniURSA EF 4,6K, Blackmagic Pocket 6K, Sony NX80, GoPro, etc…
Accessories Gimbal, light, tripods, backdrops, stands, etc…
AV Rack Digitise analogue formats such as VHS, SVHS (NTSC/ PAL/ SECAM). Capture miniDV, HDV, DVD, Blue ray.
Media-players Brightsign 4K, Dulltech, Asus, etc…
Computers Various Mac Mini computers (2012 & 2019), Macbook 13”, iPad
Computer Accessories Wacom Tablet, mice, keyboards, LCD monitors, CD writers, etc…
Description Specifications
Cameras (digital) Full-frame DSLR (e.g.: Canon 5D markIII, IV), full-frame system cameras (e.g.: Sony A7RMKIII), system cameras (e.g.: Panasonic GH5), compact cameras
Cameras (analogue) 35mm SLR, Mid-format camera (4,5 x 6 cm, 6 x 6 cm, 6 x 7cm), View camera 4/5”, Large-format camera
Scanners Epson flatbed scanners (A4, A3), Imacon Pos./Neg. Scanner 35mm up to 4/5”
Accessories Flashlights, tripods, backdrops, tents, stands
Film Camera Arriflex 16mm
Projectors (analogue) 35mm slide projectors (carrousel), 8mm and 16mm projectors (film)
Description Specifications
3D Scanner Shinning 3D EinScan Pro Handheld 3D scanner, Photogrammetry, iPad iSense
3D Printer Prusa i3 3D printer
VR Set HTC Vive
Motion Capture Neural Perception Suit, Full body and facial motion capture software

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