Rijksakademie

Become our Friend

Rijksakademie Friends ensure that today’s undiscovered talents are tomorrow’s great artists. When becoming a Friend, you will get access to the behind-the-scenes of the artistic practice and get to meet many artists during previews and special events. We offer four levels of commitment based on an annual five-year gift.

Do not hesitate to contact us for more information or if you would like to receive an invitation to our upcoming Friends event.

Pioneers

The Pioneers are curious art lovers and artists up to 45 years who like to get to know each other and connect to inspiring new worlds. Become part of an active international, cultural, and creative exchange in the Pioneers programme.

€500 gross a year (€191 – €268 net)

Become part of an active international, cultural and creative exchange in the Pioneers programme:

  • Access to engaging presentations, debates and lectures hosted in and outside the Rijksakademie
  • Getting up close and personal with the Rijksakademie and its residents
  • Introduction to the new artist group at the beginning of the residency year
  • Preview of the final studio presentations Open Studios
  • Exclusive invitation to our yearly summer BBQ
  • Listing in the Rijksakademie's annual report

Associates

For individuals with a keen interest in the arts and an eye for the importance of new cultural developments. Become part of our Friends community and share with fellow enthusiasts.

€1,500 gross a year (€572 – €805 net)

Become part of our international community of supporters and share the inspiration in the Friends programme:

  • Access to engaging presentations, debates and lectures hosted in and outside the Rijksakademie
  • Getting up close and personal with the Rijksakademie and its residents
  • Introduction to the new artist group at the beginning of the residency year 
  • Preview of the final studio presentations Open Studios
  • Exclusive invitation to our yearly summer lunch
  • Listing in the Rijksakademie's annual report

Patrons

Individuals who wish to become more closely involved by supporting a specific programme or project, we welcome into our Circle of Patrons. Together we discuss where you can make the most impact.

€5,000 gross a year (€1,900 – €2,700 net)

Help to realise specific programmes and projects and get closer involved:

  • Personal private viewings (with own guests)
  • Involvement in specific programmes
  • Access to engaging presentations, debates and lectures hosted in and outside the Rijksakademie
  • Getting up close and personal with the Rijksakademie and its residents
  • Introduction to the new artist group at the beginning of the residency year
  • Preview of the final studio presentations Open Studios
  • Exclusive invitation to our yearly summer lunch

Trustees

Contribute in the most personal way to the development and breakthrough of an individual artist by donating a Fellowship. You will closely follow the artistic process of a promising artist and get to know the artists through studio visits.

€16,500 gross a year (€6,291 – €8,848 net)

Contribute in the most personal way to the development and breakthrough of an individual artist by connecting your donation to an artists’ Fellowship. You will closely follow the artistic process, and personally get to know promising artists at an early stage in their careers:

  • Studio visits with the Fellow
  • A modest work or study of a work from your Fellow
  • Access to engaging presentations, debates and lectures hosted in and outside the Rijksakademie
  • Getting up close and personal with the Rijksakademie and its residents
  • Introduction to the new artist group at the beginning of the residency year
  • Preview of the final studio presentations Open Studios
  • Exclusive invitation to our yearly summer lunch
  • Listing in the Rijksakademie's annual report

For more information about Pioneers and the Circle of Friends please contact María Virto Marcilla, Manager Development.

Support

Would Mondriaan have become Mondriaan without his stay at the Rijksakademie? And what about Berlage, Breitner or Appel? For over 150 years, the Rijksakademie has played an essential role in the career development of artists who, to this day, enrich our lives and societies. Join us in supporting a new generation of artists and contribute to our future heritage.

Every contribution counts. You can either donate any amount that suits you, or join our Circle of Friends by opting for a more structural contribution. Another possibility is supporting an artist with a Fellowship or one of our special programmes or activities directly. We warmly welcome wills and bequests and also launched a special artists-for-artists initiative.

Questions? Find us at friends@rijksakademie.nl.