Artists in Residency Program

THERE ARE 5 WORK PERIODS CURRENTLY AVAILABLE:

For our Guest Studio (live & work):
April 1st – June 30th 2022
July 1st – Sept 30th 2022
October 1st 2022 – January 31st 2023

In our Project Space (work only):
June 1st – August 15th 2022
October 1st 2022 – January 31st 2023

DEADLINE:
February 25th 2022, midnight Dutch time (GMT+1)
The selection will be announced by the end of February.

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 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.

Guest Studio
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.

Project Space
On the ground floor, our 70-sqm project space can be used as a studio to develop a particular project, and allows public events such as lectures, debates, presentations of works-in-progress, or exhibitions. It has direct access to our shared kitchen and our garden, at the rear of the building.

We will 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.

Both guest artists working at Het Wilde Weten may propose a public event in the project space, which can happen upon discussion.

Costs of both options, the Guest Studio (live & work) or the Project Space (work only) at Het Wilde Weten are €400,00 per month.
Unfortunately Het Wilde Weten does not offer funding for our residency program. However we can provide a letter of invitation upon request in order for you to apply for funding.

THERE ARE 5 WORK PERIODS CURRENTLY AVAILABLE:

For our Guest Studio (live & work):
April 1st – June 30th 2022
July 1st – Sept 30th 2022
October 1st 2022 – January 31st 2023

In our Project Space (work only):
June 1st – August 15th 2022
October 1st  2022 – January 31st 2023

HOW TO APPLY:

Prepare your application as a single PDF containing the following documents:
– Portfolio (10 images of your work and max. 3 video links)
– Artist statement (max. 300 words)
– brief description of your plans during the residency (max. 300 words)
– CV
– Link to website (if applicable)

Please send your application PDF named (SURNAME_Firstname.pdf) by email to residency@hetwildeweten.nl, indicating your favored residency period(s) and which space (Guest Studio or Project Space) you are applying for.

DEADLINE:
February 25th 2022, midnight Dutch time (GMT+1)
The selection will be announced by the end of February.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

– HOW TO APPLY?
We would like to receive a portfolio, a short artist statement, and a description of your plans during the residency, as well as a CV and a link to your website (if applicable). If you work with video or sound, you can send up to 3 links. If there is a clear reason for which you wish to apply through another format, feel free to do it in a way that best represents your practice.

– HOW SHOULD I SEND YOU MY APPLICATION?
As a single PDF named SURNAME_Firstname.pdf and emailed to residency@hetwildeweten.nl. Please try to keep your PDF file under 10mb.

– 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.

– WHEN I APPLY FOR A WORK PERIOD IN THE PROJECT SPACE, CAN I LIVE THERE AS WELL?

No, our Project Space can only be used as a temporary studio and a space for public presentations and events. It isn’t allowed to live there. You are however welcome to use the adjacent shared kitchen and Het Wilde Weten’s garden.

– 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.

– 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.