The guest studios are well equipped with tools and hand machinery like jigsaws and drills. they are suitable for all the visual arts and especially installation art. We provide the artist with the tools they need to realise the artworks as much as we can.
So for example sound installations can be made, projections, large textile projects etc. but also small-scale sculpture and painting. They are not suitable for
traditional sculpture (large stone and wood carving) or welding. Both studios are spacious quiet and receive plenty of natural light. After a selection of a professional committee we invite 8 artist a year for a period of 3 months. Each period we have two artist that start around the same time. We welcome them with a dinner or small event to be introduced with the local art scene. In the building we have an exhibition space which every month is an opening where the artist and people get to know more artist from Enschede. The students of the University of the Arts are well known with the place as well. There is a strong collaboration.
At the end of the residency period the artist shows their work in an exhibition space. We provide the artist with a small budget to realise their exhibition.
The City of Enschede has two guest studios for visual artists
in search of inspiration, realisation, collaboration and or concentration. Both studios
provide excellent living & working accommodation for a
period of three months. After this period we provide a solo exhibition in well known local exhibition spaces. In the same building of the residency ten Dutch
artists from the B93 Artists Initiative also have their studios.
The studios are located near the city centre, they are spacious and very quiet
Enschede is a middle scale city in the east of the Netherlands where there is a strong cultural infrastructure. The University of the arts ArtEZ/AKI is located in this city which provides acces to professional workshop spaces like ceramics, metal, wood, silk screen and printmaking as well acces to the large library.
Once every year in June we make a selection for the year after. The application deadline is the 1st of June.
- Months: 3
- Visual Art
- Small hand and power tools available
- Fabric and textiles
- Exhibition space
- Library/research resources