This Artist-in-Residence Programme awards fellowships to artists in which they 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 programme was established jointly by the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences (NIAS-KNAW) and the Society of Arts.


The Artist-in-Residence Programme makes two places available each academic year. One place is available from 1 September to 1 February, and the other is available from 1 February to 1 July.

The Artist-in-Residence receives a monthly stipend for a five-month period (maximum) and temporary housing near the NIAS.

Who is eligible?

•    Dutch artists who work in the Netherlands or abroad, or
•    Non-Dutch artists who live and work in the Netherlands

Who may submit a nomination?

•    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

When and how should you apply or nominate a candidate?

The deadline for submitting applications or nominations is 3 April 2017 for both fellowships, i.e. 1 September 2017 to 1 February 2018 (first semester) and 1 February to 1 July 2018 (second semester).
Nominations must be submitted by e-mail to using the designated nomination form. You must also submit the candidate’s CV as an attachment.


Download here:
Artist-in-Residence Programme Guidelines
Nomination form for fellowship running from 1 September 2017 to 1 February 2018
Nomination form for fellowship running from 1 February 2017 to 1 July 2018

Annelies ten Have, +31 (0)20-5510746