DUTCH ARTIST DUO
Residency Open Call 2022
For this residency we are looking for two visual artists who currently work as a duo, or who propose to work together for this project. Successful applicants will be able to provide evidence of past collaborative projects made as an artist duo, or have a clear plan and motivation for working together on this residency.
This residency will be a great opportunity for artists who have not spent much time in the UK. You might be looking for some quiet time to develop work with your collaborator, or perhaps you would both like to broaden your professional network in London? Are there particular institutions in London you have always wanted to visit? Do you have an interest in working in historic houses, or with the myth of a particular person?
The nature of the Van Gogh House means that we are looking for artists with an interest in research, collections and responding to context. Perhaps your research touches around themes that seem relevant to the house, ranging from materiality, layered histories, identity, migration, mental health and domestic space.
It is also important to think about how you will be sharing living and working space with your collaborator. How this will work over the month? Reading through this information carefully, visiting our website and thinking about how your practice would benefit from time spent here will be the best way to find out if this residency is for you.
Van Gogh House welcomes applications from those currently underrepresented in the arts. Applicants may want to be aware of some of the physical access issues presented by the fact that this is a historic building. There are details on our website, but let us know if you have further questions.
The duo will be expected to use the residency for research and development (but not necessarily the production) of a new work. As the residency is only for one month, it is not expected that the new work will be finalised, but that the process will greatly benefit the making of new work afterwards. However, tangible outcomes are important, and these include:
The residency provides free living accommodation and studio space in London for 1 month (30 May – 24 June 2022). We will do our utmost to support the artists whilst in London, with curatorial, technical and event based support:
We will work closely with the successful artist duo to make an application to the Mondriaan Fund’s ‘Artist Project’ grant for travel costs and a stipend:
The turnaround times for the Mondriaan fund grant application will be fast, therefore we advise all applicants (both of you in the duo) to this residency to set up an account with the Mondriaan Fund at the same time as making their application to the residency:
Project Statement (500 words/1 A4 page attached to portfolio document):
Portfolio (20 images + project statement):
Mondriaan Fund account:
These FAQs were updated on 01/02/2021
Please refer to the FAQ section. For any questions throughout the process please contact Mimi Lanfranchi at firstname.lastname@example.org