Since 2017, the Creative Industries Fund NL, the Netherlands Film Fund, the Performing Arts Fund NL, the Dutch Foundation for Literature and the Mondriaan Fund have together been offering residencies via open calls at the Van Doesburghuis in Meudon-Val-Fleury/Paris. This residency provides artists and curators/art critics the opportunity to further develop their artistic practice. The Mondriaan Fund assumes the role of secretary in the application procedure. Read on for more information on assessment and a checklist for your application.
In the studio house that Theo van Doesburg designed for himself and his wife Nelly in the late 1920s, visual artists and curators have the opportunity to conduct research, explore ideas or create new work. The residency is intended to stimulate the artistic development of visual artists and curators/art critics, and to allow them to further develop their practice in an inspirational location. Residents can also make new international contacts and probe new opportunities.
This open call from the Mondriaan Fund is for a work period of 4 months, for visual artists and curators/art critics. As a nod to Theo and Nelly’s interdisciplinary practice and multifaceted artistry, a collaboration with an applicant working in an alternative discipline is also possible.
Who is eligible?
The residency is intended for visual artists and curators/art critics. Applications will be accepted from both individual applicants and duos (two makers, or a maker and an intermediary). Collaborations can be considered as (casual) duos if they submit a joint plan for the work period that leads to a single result.
Please note that applicants applying as part of a duo or collaboration are required to submit separate applications.
1 four-month work period is available, from September to December 2024. Specific dates will be announced in due course.
The Mondriaan Fund makes a monthly contribution of € 2,000 available to help cover travel expenses, material costs and accommodation costs. This sum is intended for one person and also applies to duos.
The contribution is fixed and will not be increased, also not in the case of a duo or collaboration. Expenses associated with renting the studio/living space, supervision and presentation are not included in the contribution and will be covered by the Mondriaan Fund.
How and when to apply
The deadline for submitting an application for a work period is 21 September, before 16:00 CEST / 10:00 AST. Applications can be made using the Mondriaan Fund’s online application system. You must first apply for an account in order to submit your application. Once your application is complete, please allow for a processing period of three months from the moment your application is submitted in full. However, due to the large number of applications received by the fund, the procedure can sometimes take longer. In no cases will a contribution be granted retroactively.
Terms and conditions
Submitted applications and appendices are first checked by Mondriaan Fund staff to ensure they are complete. The applications are subsequently presented to a committee that advises on granting contributions.
In assessing your application, the advisory committee follows an initial elimination procedure:
- If the majority of the committee give a negative assessment of the artistic performance, a negative advisory is given.
- In the second round of voting, the committee assesses the artistic performance and other criteria mentioned above. If the majority of the committee give a negative assessment, a negative advisory is given.
A contribution will only be granted if the committee gives a positive advisory. It is unfortunately not always possible to grant contributions to all applications that receive positive advisories, hence the advisory committee prioritises the positive advisories following the final round of voting, based on the criteria listed below.
In order to process your application, the Mondriaan Fund requires various information: details that you can enter in the application form and documents that you can upload. Below is a checklist outlining all of the required information, following the layout of the application form.
Tip: gather all of the required information before you start completing the online application form. Appendices can be uploaded as PDFs. Ensure that you do not exceed the maximum number of pages, where stated