Residency Program

CALL FOR APPLICATION – RESIDENCIES 2024 AT HET WILDE WETEN:
Feb 1st – April 30th 2024 (3 months)
May 1st – July 31st 2024 (3 months)
Aug 1st – Oct 31st 2024 (3 months)
Nov 1st 2024 – Jan 31st 2025 (3 months)

DEADLINE:
October 22nd 2023, midnight Dutch time (GMT+1)
The selection will be announced beginning of November 2023.

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 develop their practice in a studio-building amongst 16 active artists. With our residency program, we aim to promote cultural exchange connecting practices from diverse backgrounds. 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 these networks of cultural actors 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 m2 studio that is furnished with a kitchenette, a loft bed, a wardrobe and a large desk. There is a private bathroom with shower and a shared toilet adjacent to the studio. Downstairs is the communal kitchen and 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 provide support for our guest artists in connecting them with artists, curators or other cultural agents working in their field. With that in mind our guests are invited to give an artist talk introducing them to fellow HWW-members and the Rotterdam art scene. These can be organised in cooperation with the other Artist-in-Residency programs in Rotterdam so that several guest artists who at that point reside in Rotterdam give a short introduction in an informal setting.

Our guests working at Het Wilde Weten may propose a public event in our 70 m2 Project space, allowing for exhibition, screenings, debates or any public format. This can happen upon discussion, and be scheduled taking into account other activities in the Project space.

The costs of the Guest Studio (live & work) at Het Wilde Weten are €500,00 per month. Unfortunately Het Wilde Weten does not offer funding for the residency program. However we can provide a letter of invitation upon request to assist with founding applications with 3rd parties.

THE FOLLOWING WORK PERIODS ARE AVAILABLE:
Feb 1st – April 30th 2024 (3 months)
May 1st – July 31st 2024 (3 months)
Aug 1st – Oct 31st 2024 (3 months)
Nov 1st 2024 – Jan 31st 2025 (3 months)

DEADLINE:
October 22nd 2023, midnight Dutch time (GMT+1)

HOW TO APPLY:
Please fill in the following online form and send it by the deadline:
[ https://forms.gle/vnVLSmjXp7wkdAqy5 ]

You will be asked your contact details, as well as
– an artist statement, defining your practice (max. 2000 characters)
– a portfolio (PDF only, max 10 mb – about 10 images/works, including video/audio links if relevant)
– a brief description of your plans during the residency (max. 2000 characters)
– optionnally, some visuals about your residency project (PDF only, max 10 mb)
– CV (PDF)
– your preferred residency period(s)

If you have any question, feel free to contact us: residency@hetwildeweten.nl

For artists based around Rotterdam, it is also possible to apply for a work period in our Project Space (work only – not hosting included). Please send your requests or questions to: projectruimte@hetwildeweten.nl

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

– HOW TO APPLY?
Please fill in the online form linked above, and attach the requested documents. 

– WHEN IS YOUR NEXT OPEN CALL?
This website is updated at the same time our Newsletter goes out, announcing upcoming availabilities for our residency program. Please subscribe to our newsletter and keep an eye on our Facebook page to be informed about the next open calls. 

– IS IT POSSIBLE TO LIVE IN THE GUEST STUDIO DURING MY RESIDENCY?
Yes, you live and work in the same space. The guest 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 500€ all inclusive, per month. We ask you for a 200€ deposit upon the signature of our mutual agreement, which we will return at the end of the residency period, assuming everything is in good order.

– 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.

– HOW MUCH SUPPORT CAN I EXPECT DURING MY RESIDENCY?
We love to receive guest artists and facilitate the development of their practice, help organise studio visits when relevant, advise about events and visits in Rotterdam and beyond that might be of interest to our guest, etc. But keep in mind that Het Wilde Weten isn’t an institution but an artist run space. All of its members are artists themselves, and contribute to the residency and public programs on a voluntary base.

– CAN I CHOOSE THE SPECIFIC TIME SLOT?
Yes, if applicable. We try to accommodate different needs. However, the calendar must be clearly agreed upon in advance.