Artists in Residency Program

APPLICATIONS NOW ACCEPTED FOR A 3 MONTHS RESIDENCY AT HET WILDE WETEN, ROTTERDAM

Artists and curators working in the field of contemporary art are invited to apply for a residency at Het Wilde Weten, Rotterdam. Two residencies of 3 months each are now available: 

May 1st – July 31st 2021
August 1st – October 31st 2021

Application deadline extended to February 12th 2021

ARTIST IN RESIDENCY
Het Wilde Weten is an independent artist initiative in Rotterdam providing artist studios, a public platform for contemporary art, culture discussion and debate, 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 active artists. With the residency we aim to promote cultural exchange connecting parallel practices. Rotterdam has a vibrant art scene with many artist-run initiatives, galleries and exhibition spaces. A residency at Het Wilde Weten is a great way to get in touch with this network of artists and art institutions. Our studio building 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 we can only accept individual artists living in the building.

We will provide support for our guest artists in connecting them with artists, curators or other agents working in their field. With that in mind our guests are asked to give an artist talk introducing them introduction to the Rotterdam art scene and fellow HWW-members. These artist talks are often organised in cooperation with the other Artist in Residence programs in Rotterdam so that several guest artists who at that point reside in Rotterdam give a short introduction in an informal setting. Upon request an exhibition/event in the 80 sqm exhibition space of Het Wilde Weten is possible.

Costs of the guest studio at Het Wilde Weten are €400,00 per month.
Unfortunately Het Wilde Weten does not offer funding for our guest studio program. However we can provide a letter of invitation on request in order for you to apply for funding.

THERE ARE 2 RESIDENCY PERIODS CURRENTLY AVAILABLE:
May 1st – July 31st 2021
August 1st – October 31st 2021


HOW TO APPLY:
Send an application as a single PDF containing the following documents:
– 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)
– preferred or possible period(s) for which you apply

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


DEADLINE:
12-02-2021, midnight Dutch time (GMT+1)

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 400€ all inclusive, per month. We ask you for a 200€ deposit upon the signature of our mutual agreement.

– 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.