What is the Artist-in-Residence Program?
The Artist-in-Residence Program was established jointly by the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences (NIAS-KNAW) and the Society of Arts. It is a fellowship enabling artists to spend five months at the NIAS working on a project that contributes to cross-fertilisation between the arts and science. The purpose of the residency is to study the theoretical aspects of a subject in-depth.
The Artist-in-Residence Program makes one place available for the academic years 2024 and 2025.
Fellows at NIAS-KNAW having a conversation
Who is eligible?
- Dutch artists who work in the Netherlands or abroad, or
- Non-Dutch artists who live and work in the Netherlands
What does the Artist-in-Residence fellowship consist of?
- A stipend of € 3200 per month.
- Temporary housing close to the NIAS or an allowance to cover travel between the fellow’s place of residence in the Netherlands and the NIAS (public transport, 2nd class travel or a fixed mileage allowance)
- Temporary offices, IT and library facilities and lunches at the NIAS There are no artist’s studios available
- A travel allowance (economy class) for return travel between the artist’s home abroad and the Netherlands
- Fellows are responsible for paying tax to the Tax and Customs Administration of the Netherlands (Belastingdienst) or to the tax authorities of the country in which they are liable to pay tax
Elaborate information about practical matters can be read on the website of NIAS
When and how should you apply or nominate a candidate?
- Members of the Society of Arts may apply on their own behalf.
- If the candidate is not a member of the Society of Arts, he/she must be nominated by a member of the Society of Arts, the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, or The Young Academy.
- The deadline for submitting applications or nominations is 18 March 2024 for the Fellowship of 1 February to 1 July 2025 (second semester).
- Applications must be submitted using the official application form. The form is available here.
When will the outcome be announced?
The NIAS and the Society of Arts will announce the name of the Artist in Residence of 2025 before 1 June 2024.
Who assesses the applications and nominations?
- The rector of the NIAS and the chairperson of the Society of Arts will assess the competing candidates. The secretary of the Society of Arts plays an advisory role. The candidates are assessed on established criteria (see below). An interview can be part of the assessment process.
- The decision to award an Artist-in-Residence fellowship will be taken jointly by the rector of the NIAS and the chairperson of the Society of Arts. If they are unable to reach agreement within a specified period of time, the Board of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences will decide.
What are the assessment criteria?
- A clearly formulated research question that is well suited to the Artist-in-Residence Program at the NIAS.
- The added value of a period of residence at the NIAS.
- A clear description of the activities the candidate intends to undertake and the result he/she aims to achieve. The period of residence at the NIAS should lead to real results, for example a publication/essay or a concept/framework that can be made public available.
What are the accountability requirements?
- The Artist-in-Residence must ensure that the result (or process leading to the result), including suitable images and explanations, is available for publication on the NIAS and Society of Arts websites during or shortly after the end of the fellowship.
- The Artist-in-Residence must submit a brief report on his/her fellowship activities and results during the final month of the fellowship.
- Within one year after the residency ends the artist should initiate in collaboration with the NIAS and the Society of Arts a public event regarding his/her project.
Fellows at NIAS-KNAW during the weekly seminars in which work is presented
For more information
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About the NIAS
The Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences (NIAS-KNAW) fosters advanced research in the humanities and social sciences, and encourages interdisciplinary scholarly cooperation in an international setting. The NIAS is an institute of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW). It is located in Amsterdam.
About the Society of Arts
The purpose of the Society of Arts is to serve as the voice of the arts in Dutch society (including the political world) and to promote interaction between the arts, between the arts and society, and between the arts and science. The Society of Arts is part of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences.