Our Activities

Our Activities

Workshops, Mutual Impulse, Research, Database, European projects and more... the TransArtists desk develops innovative ways to intensify use and value of artist-in-residence opportunities.

DutchCulture|TransArtists Workshops

We offer a custom made Workshop Programme for young artists, art education institutes, and related art organisations. The workshop gives ample opportunity for asking questions and for personal advice.


The TransArtists database

The database hosted on www.transartists.org is one of our activities. It includes currently over 1.400 residency opportunities worldwide, and our aim is to keep this data up-to-date so artists from any discipline can make use of these opportunities in the best way, finding the right match for their projects.
Find out more about the criteria that we use to list (or not) residencies, the way we update it, the search functions.

Individual advice

The amount of information in our website is impressive, and we have been told it can be difficult to find your way in it. To help you find the best match to your project or idea, we are available for free individual meetings twice per month, either in person or via skype. Reach out to the team to know how it works. 


AiR Platform NL

AiR Platform NL works as a platform for making contacts, for the mutual exchange of information and experiences, and for the establishment of collaborations or projects. Furthermore, AiR Platform NL gives up-to-date information about work and residential spaces in guest studios in the Netherlands and Flanders.



The artist-in-residence phenomenon raises critical questions concerning its own functioning and concerning its role in the art world and society. Artist-in-residence programmes are always in flux: either just starting, or developing, or finding new ways of operating. New convictions and new models come up. And what about artists' mobility, hospitality, globalization? To go further into those questions, we are further developping our research work by means of online publications, which aim at bringing together different voices around one artist-in-residence related topic.

We follow research into the AiR sector worldwide, and we initiate research ourselves, by participating in, and by organizing symposia, debates, and presentations. On this page you will find an overview of the researches done worldwide that are relevant to the topic.


Mutual Artist-in-Residence Impulse

With partners in other countries we develop long-term international collaborations under the title 'Mutual artist-in-residence Impulse', shortly 'Mutual Impulse'. The aim is to share knowledge and experiences of artist-in-residence potential with other world regions. 'Mutual Impulse' from curiosity and necessity.


Green Art Lab Alliance

Together with eighteen cultural organizations in Europe we formed a partnership to investigate what environmental sustainability implies for art and culture. We aimed to promote environmental sustainability and research how that can be challenged in practical, ethical and artistic ways, across arts and cultural communities across Europe. The GALA project worked in close collaboration with designers, artists and scientists. This project was supported by the European Commission from 2013 to 2015.



Together with partner organizations throughout Europe TransArtists developed a trajectory of Mobility workshops and training programs for artists on artist-in-residence opportunities. The ON-AiR project was supported by the European Commission from 2010 to 2012.
We recently uploaded the full book ON-AiR - Reflecting on the mobility of artists in Europe in pdf on our website. Go here to download it for free!