Atelier Holsboer – Paris, France

For whom: visual artists, curators and art observers
For what: 2 working periods of 6 months

  • 3 February 2025 – 28 July 2025
  • 4 August 2025 – 27 January 2026

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Atelier Holsboer is located in the Cité des Arts in Paris. In the neighbourhood of Centre Pompidou, this complex was established in 1957 and includes 310 studio spaces that are owned or rented by cultural institutions from around the world. The Mondriaan Fund is able to rent Atelier Holsboer thanks to a generous legacy from Mrs. Wilma Holsboer. The resident lives and works in the studio, which includes a small kitchen and bathroom. There is no separate bedroom. For collective use, the Cité also has a working space for photographers, a printmaking studio and a ceramics kiln. These working spaces are equipped with basic facilities. Atelier Holsboer is also highly suitable for curators or art observers to develop and complete their research projects.

Previous residents at Atelier Holsboer have included Erik Matthijssen, Daniëlle van Ark, Rafaël Rozendaal, Femmy Otten, Aglaia Konrad, Roger Cremers, Paulien Oltheten, Jeroen Jongeleen, Charlotte Schleiffert, Ilse Frech, Luuk Wilmering and Alena Alexandrova.

For whom

A residency at Atelier Holsboer can be applied for by visual artists as well as curators and/or art observers. For applications for duos or collaborative partnerships, each person must apply separately.

A duo is understood to be 2 artists or curators/observers, or a combination thereof, who consistently produce their work together as a single unit. Collaborating partners producing work together on a more short-term or long-term basis can be considered as duos, as long as they both submit a joint plan leading to a single result. During the residency, duos or collaborative partners live and work in the same spaces.

A basic working knowledge of French will simplify the residency. The Cité offers an inexpensive French language course for non-French residents.

Working period

There are 2 working periods available:

  • 3 February 2025 – 28 July 2025
  • 4 August 2025 – 28 January 2026

Applicants need to indicate their preferred working period on their application form. All possible effort will be made to honour those preferred dates. The working period dates are conditional and subject to change, for example as a result of the effects of Covid-19.

How much

Rental of the studio is paid directly to Atelier Holsboer by the Dutch Embassy in Paris. For visual artists, the Mondriaan Fund assesses the costs of travel, living and materials at € 12.872 and for curators/observers at € 10.190. These amounts are for one person. The resident is expected to contribute 10% this is settled by the Mondriaan Fund.

If a duo or collaborative partnership is selected for the residency, the total amount increases proportionally to cover the additional travel and living costs for the second applicant.

The contribution to artists based in the Caribbean part of the Kingdom can be increased to meet any higher travel costs. This is looked at per situation.


The deadline for submitting an application for a residency at Atelier Holsboer in 2025 is 21 March 2024, before 16:00 PM (CET) / 10:00 PM (AST). For more information, please contact Douke IJsselstein at qbhxr.vwffryfgrva@zbaqevnnasbaqf.ay, or 020-5231660.

A grant for this residency can only be applied for during the annual Mondriaan Fund selection round, as announced on the Mondriaan Fund website. Read the explanations of the terms and conditions, assessment and application procedure before submitting your application. Also read the general terms and conditions that apply to all Mondriaan Fund grants.

General terms and conditions


The Mondriaan Fund selection committee selects the candidates based on the documents submitted to them.

Other grants for residencies in the Netherlands and other countries

Because only 1 or 2 residents can be selected for any given residency during each selection round, many applicants will be disappointed. For this reason, we point out that you can also apply for an Artist Project with a residency at a different location. That Artist Project residency location may not be one of those already being offered by the Mondriaan Fund in the application round.

Questions & contact

Do you have any questions about this grant? Please contact one of our employees directly.

Or call 020 523 15 23 or send an email to vasb@zbaqevnnasbaqf.ay.

Douke IJsselstein