Applications open for De Ateliers 2020 programme

De Ateliers is an artists’ institute open to talented artists at the beginning of their professional career. It offers a two-year studio and tutoring programme that is best tailored to the needs of artists who wish to strengthen their artistic foundation, develop their ideas and deepen their practice in a focused, critical environment among peers from all around the globe.

The programme is centred around weekly individual studio conversations with regular and guest tutors, most of whom are practicing artists, aiming to create a better understanding of one’s artistic position by offering a multiplicity of perspectives and critical feedback.

De Ateliers is dedicated to studio practice in the widest sense: we consider the studio to be a crucial locus for artistic production, a malleable, porous membrane between the artist and the world that offers finely tuneable conditions for focus, reflection, engagement and activation. A place located in the eye of contemporary reality, where research, thinking and reflection is concentrated in the act of making.

Although there is no formal age limit for applications, most applicants are under 28 years old. Command over English is required. A completed art education is not required. All applications are reviewed by the artist tutor team of De Ateliers, and assessed along criteria like artistic urgency, potential for development, and experimental engagement with the visual/material/formal possibilities of art practice.

Deadline for applications is February 1st 23.59. We only accept applications made through our online application form.


About De Ateliers

De Ateliers, formerly known as Ateliers ‘63, was founded by artists in 1963 in Haarlem. It is the oldest so called ‘artists work space’ in the Netherlands. Under the supervision of former tutor artists such as Edgar Fernhout, Jan Dibbets, Stanley Brouwn, Carel Visser and Toon Verhoef, De Ateliers developed into a high profile institution. Since 1992 De Ateliers is housed in Amsterdam, at the Stadhouderskade close to Rijksmuseum, Stedelijk Museum and Van Gogh Museum.