Support an Artist

Support for an artist through a so-called Fellowship is a crucial building block in the artist’s residency at the Rijksakademie. The Fellowship of at least €16,500 for each of the 50 artists enables us to provide the artists with a financial base for living and working. These conditions are key to developing a successful artistic career.

Our Fellowship Circle consists of private donors (Trustees), national and international foundations and companies. Together they form a diverse and powerful network with a major impact on the international exchange and promotion of contemporary artists around the world.

For more information about our Fellowship Circle, please contact María Virto Marcilla, Manager Development.


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.

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