A unique artist in residence opportunity

Invitation for jewellery artists from outside the Netherlands to work and stay in Amsterdam at Studio Rian de Jong.
The Françoise van den Bosch Foundation invites jewellery artists to apply for a two months working period in a studio apartment near the centre of Amsterdam in May and June 2013. It is the third time the Foundation offers this opportunity to live and work in one of the most active jewellery communities in the world.
Because of her travelling and her experiences to work as an Artist in Residence in exiting
cities all over the world Rian got the idea to change her own studio into
an “Artist in Residence”.
It is meant to be used by artists, musicians, actors, writers, architects, film makers, designers,
jewellers, apprentices, who like to study, work or be for a while in Amsterdam.

The studio and apartment are offered for free between May 1st and July 1st, 2013. It is possible to extend the stay with another month at your own expenses.

The studio is well equipped and includes a full furnished apartment. Please see the website of Studio Rian de Jong for more info: www.riandejong.nl

The studio cannot be used for heavy or dirty work (no gypsum, dust and dirt, no heavy metalworking). Further restrictions: no pets, no smoking. Limited guest stay.

What does the Foundation expect?

The applicant should have a professional practice as a (art) jeweller and be able to work at the studio on a defined project or body of work.

The applicant is a ‘networker’, e.g. makes contact with the local jewellery community (galleries, artists, curators). The Foundation can assist and introduce.

To be visible during your residency we ask you to install a small temporary and improvised exhibition/presentation in a street vitrine in the studio building, either at the start of your stay or at the end.

At the beginning of the working period, the artist is asked to give a lecture about his/her work at the Rietveld Academy. The lecture is open for jewellery students and teachers of the Academy, the members of the board of the Foundation, for the friends and special invitees of the Foundation.

During the last days (weekend) of the residency the artist in residence organises an open studio to present the results of the residency.

A brief report of the artist in residence experience (preferably on the Foundation’s blog on the Françoise van den Bosch website), would be most welcome.

See full information on the website www.francoisevandenbosch.nl/   (click current)

The Françoise van den Bosch Foundation named after jewellery designer Francoise van den Bosch (1944-1977) was founded in 1980 to stimulate contemporary jewellery design. It is a private initiative made possible by donations from the Van den Bosch family and other private benefactors and funding sources.

  1. Dear Sir / Madam,
    My name is Elena Bassetti, I am extremely interested in ” A unique artist in residence opportunity” and would like if I could receive some more information on how to apply for this programme..

    • Dear Elena, for application you need to enter the web-site of the Francoise van den Bosch Foundation and click on current. There you get all the information you need to apply. best Doris

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