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.

Workshops & Facilities

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.


The metal workshop includes a complete mechanical and engineering shop, where the emphasis lies on material experimentation and related research. The metal workshop centers mostly on the development and construction of sculptures, installations and associated components, often in close collaboration with the other workshops.

Technical specialists

Stephan Kuderna

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List of equipment

Description Specifications
Radial drilling machine MK3, 100 – 1280 Rpm 32mm
Drill press MK2, 225 – 4300 Rpm 18mm
Circular cold saw Eisele 315mm
Lathe TOS 1000 x 440/800mm
Milling machine Deckel FP1, digital readout 300mm, 250mm, 300mm
Pullmax universal sheet metal machine forming 3mm, cutting 2mm
Electric sheet metal guillotine 1250 x 2mm
Box and pan sheet metal brake, manual 1250 x 2mm, 90mm height
Manual sheet metal roller 1250 x 2mm
Ring and profile bender max. 70mm round
Hydraulic press 40t, 500mm stroke
Bench grinder, 240V 200mm
Bench grinder, 240V diamond wheel
Vertical belt sanding machine, adjustable table 200mm band
Polishing and buffing machine 400mm
Spot welding machine, water cooled 2 x 4mm
MIG/MAG welding machine, water cooled 360A
TIG welding machine, AC/DC, water cooled 260A
Inverter arc/TIG welder, AC 160A
Autogenous welding set
Plasma cutter mobile 30mm max.
Blacksmith forge, mobile
Electric chaint 800kg
Hand notcher sheet metal 90 degree