For over 150 years, the Rijksakademie has been invested in artistic development and forward-thinking art. Departing from the vision that artists play an essential role in an open and innovative society, Rijksakademie creates the conditions for artists to thrive, and to keep reimagining the transformative power of art.
Rijksakademie’s residency programme house an artist community that is highly international, multi-disciplinary, experimental and critically engaged. Up to 50 artists are open to challenging themselves and working alongside positions that are vastly different from their own.
Each year Rijksakademie’s Open Studios enables the artists to share their work with wider audiences in ambitious and imaginative ways. The public also connects with the creative life of the Rijksakademie through a programme of lectures, performances and screenings that explore contemporary artistic practices and debates.
Rijksakademie alumni are active in diverse artistic and social contexts and their work can be found in art biennials, exhibitions and collections, through artist platforms or grassroots initiatives around the world.