1646, Netherlands Open Call 2021

1646, Netherlands Open Call 2021

1646 is an art space in the heart of The Hague. The exhibition program at 1646 shows innovative artistic practices, inviting local and international artists to make new work. With a focus on solo-projects, 1646 offers an in-depth perspective of the artist’s practice via a public program containing a generous overview of exhibitions, artist talks, events, publications, dialogues, podcasts and a residency program. 1646 is a not-for-profit foundation dedicated to creating the space and providing the means for artistic practices to thrive.

The residency offers (inter)national artists and curators the possibility to stay and work/research at the location in the centre of The Hague. 1646’s residency aims to support innovative practices, develop global networks, and engage the local art community in The Netherlands. The residency at 1646 is not focused on an end result, but on providing a space for research/work/reflection, while getting familiar with the context of The Hague and The Netherlands. There is no exhibition connected to the residency, though, a public event will conclude the residency period — the shape of which can be worked out in conversation with 1646. The residency period is up to 2 months and takes place at the end of the application year, between 1 September and 31 December 2021.

1646’s residency program provides:

  • Studio space of 5m x 3m inside their building. The studio comes with a wi-fi internet connection and residents have access to technical facilities.
  • Accommodation: a studio apartment nearby the gallery with private cooking facilities, internet and shared toilet and shower. Children and partners are welcome to join the residency.
  • Specification of the budget provided: €1500 incl. VAT. Artist/ Curator fee and €1000 incl. VAT. Production budget 

The deadline for applying is 1st May 2021. Please note that the application should be completed in English and consists of:

  • A project proposal: describing your project and stating goals (max. 1 A4 or 500 words, text only);
  • Portfolio (max. 30 pages);
  • CV/Resume.

Your application should be uploaded as one single PDF file. (max. 50MB). For large files (like videos), please insert a link to the source where the file can be viewed and include passwords. Submit your application via an application form on their website.

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