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.
In the ceramic workshop, residents can work autonomously to execute a design in ceramics or find out what the material could mean in their practice. The available expertise supports both pragmatic solutions and in-depth investigation, in various materials and sizes up to two metres high. Pieces can be finished with a wide range of glazes. The workshop also offers facilities and outside collaborations to experiment with glass.
|Clay mixer||70 – 150 kg|
|Vacuum extruder||Max. diameter solid 11 cm|
|Max. diameter hollow||9 cm|
|Slab roller||Max. 70 x 130 cm|
|Jigger and jolly machine|
|Spray booth||Max. 85 x 110 x 110 cm|
|Hoist||Max. 500 kg|
|Electric Stacker||Max 900 kg|
|Forklift||Max 1000 kg|
|Kilns||Maximum size of work||W x D x H||Maximum temperature|
|Test kiln - electric||15 liter||20 x 30 x 9 cm||1280 °C|
|Electric kiln||140 liter||31 x 42 x 64 cm||1200 °C|
|Electric kiln||300 liter||40 x 60 x 75 cm||1280 °C|
|Electric kiln||580 liter||60 x 60 x 110 cm||1280 °C|
|Gas kiln – 2500 liter||90 x 90 x 220 cm||1260 °C|