Artists in Residency Program

We’re currently accepting applications – deadline 12th JULY 23:59 pm

Previous artists in residency see hetwildeweten.nl/tag/resident

Het Wilde Weten is an independent artist-run initiative in Rotterdam, providing artist studios, a public platform for contemporary art and an Artist-in-Residency program. The residency provides Dutch and international artists the opportunity to live and work in a studio-building amongst 16 artists. The residency program promotes cultural exchange by connecting parallel practices. Rotterdam has a vibrant art scene with many artist-run initiatives, galleries and exhibition spaces.

Het Wilde Weten is located in the heart of Rotterdam, the main museums and art centres are easily reachable on foot. On the first floor the guest artist of Het Wilde Weten has access to a 30-sqm studio that is furnished with a chair, loft bed, refrigerator, wardrobe and a large table. There is a private shower and shared toilet adjacent to the studio. Downstairs is a shared kitchen, on the second floor there’s a coffee corner. The guest artist has access to a bicycle and internet connection. Due to fire safety regulations they can only accept individual artists living in the building.

The organizers will provide support for the guest artists in connecting them with artists, curators or other agents working in their field. With that in mind the guests are asked to give an artist talk introducing them to the Rotterdam art scene and fellow HWW-members. These artist talks are often organized in cooperation with other Artist in Residence programs in Rotterdam. Upon request an exhibition/event in the 80 sqm exhibition space of Het Wilde Weten is possible (this is not included in the fee).
Costs of the guest studio at Het Wilde Weten are €375,00 per month. Het Wilde Weten can provide a letter of invitation on request in order for you to apply for funding. Email the following to residency@hetwildeweten.nl.

Currently we have 3 open calls for the following residency periods:

2 months residency: 1st September – 31st October 2019
3 months residency: 1st November 2019 – 31st January 2020
3 months residency: 1st February – 30th April 2020

HOW TO APPLY:
Send an application with the following documents in a single PDF document containing:
– CV
– Artist Statement (max. 500 words)
– Portfolio (10 images of your work and max. 3 video links)
– Link to website (if applicable)
– brief description of the plans during the residency (max. 500 words)
– which residency you would like to apply (see dates above)

Please send all documents in a single PDF document to residency@hetwildeweten.nl

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

– HOW TO APPLY?
We would like to have a Motivation Statement, plans for your residency, your CV and your portfolio. If you work with videos, please send as up to 3 links too.

– HOW SHOULD I SEND YOU MY APPLICATION?
As a single PDF by e-mail:
residency@hetwildeweten.nl

– WHILE IN THE RESIDENCE, IS IT POSSIBLE TO LIVE IN THE STUDIO?
Yes, you live and work in the same space. The studio is located on the first floor of Het Wilde Weten. Its 30sqm studio furnishes with a chair, loft bed, fridge, wardrobe and a large table. There is a private shower and shared toilet adjacent to the studio.

Downstairs is a shared kitchen while, on the second floor there is a coffee corner. You will have access to a bicycle and a wireless internet connection. Towels and bedding are provided.

– WE ARE AN ARTIST DUO, CAN WE BOTH COME?
Unfortunately we can only have one artist in the studio/living space due to fire regulation.

– HOW MUCH IS THE RENT?
The rent is 375€ all inclusive, per month. We ask you for a 200€ deposit on arrival.

– IS THERE ANY ADDITIONAL CHARGE OR RENTAL FEE IF SOMEONE IS SPENDING THE NIGHT WITH ME?
Unfortunately only one person can sleep in the studio due to fire regulations.

– CAN I CHOOSE THE SPECIFIC TIME SLOT?
Yes, if applicable.

Please keep checking the website and facebook page for updates.