Billytown – The Hague

For whom: visual artists
What: 2 work periods of 4 months
When: March 1 to June 30, 2024 and from September 1 to December 31, 2024.

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Billytown was founded in 2013 with the aim of creating shared context in studios and a joint project space. Engagement and dialogue have been cornerstones of Billytown from the outset. The artists at Billytown are a blend of burgeoning and established talent, who are willing to combine their individual professional practice with an involved role within the initiative, and to engage with their environment. The range of individual practices together form a broad network that provides the foundations for continual development at the initiative. Billytown is a platform; a place where artists meet, conduct research and actively experiment.

Billytown has 18 studios, a gallery, the Bookshop, AiR, The Archives/Peter van Beveren Library and several modest workshops. In the summer of 2018, Billytown relocated to the De Helena building in the centre of The Hague. The initiative is therefore now able to collaborate with a range of partners (the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague, Stichting Ruimtevaart and the Municipality of The Hague) to help the building flourish into a creative hub. The Hague is renowned for its vibrant array of art initiatives. The city is a fertile artistic breeding ground, and there is a strong desire to build great things together. The discourse in The Hague helps to ensure that the city is highly productive and dynamic.

The selected resident will be offered a studio (approximately 45 m2) and a bedroom (approximately 20 m2). They will also be able to use the communal woodworking shop, kitchen and shower. Dialogue within Billytown is an essential aspect of the initiative; all discussions are immensely valuable to the development of the studio practice. In addition to countless individual encounters, the monthly dinner (in a different studio every month) allows artists to reflect on their work with a group. An external artist, curator or critic is invited to the monthly dinner. This set-up helps the resident to become part of the group and easily find their way in The Hague art scene. During the first month of the residency, the resident will also be given a guided tour of the local art scene, by way of introduction. It goes without saying that the resident is also expressly encouraged to use The Archives/Peter van Beveren Library and the Bookshop.

The residency is concluded with a final presentation tailored to the resident. The medium and form is decided in consultation with the artist, and can range from an internal presentation or presentation in the gallery to a performance, lecture or publication (zine) in collaboration with the Billytown Bookshop.

For whom

This residency is focused specifically on young artists early in their careers, as they will gain the most from the dynamic working environment offered at Billytown. The residency is intended for visual artists who have graduated from an art academy a maximum of 4 years ago. The artist must have worked as a professional artist for at least a year after graduating. Please also see the terms and conditions.


2 four-month work periods are available:

  • 1 March to 30 June 2024
  • 1 September to 31 December 2024

How much

The Mondriaan Fund makes a monthly contribution of € 2,165 available to help cover travel expenses, material costs and accommodation costs. This sum is intended for one person. In addition, the selected resident is expected to pay a 10% personal contribution (the Mondriaan Fund automatically takes this into account in their ultimate contribution, you do not need to do anything).


The deadline for submitting an application for a work period is 21 September before 16:00u (CEST) / 10:00 (AST).

Before submitting an application, please see the Residency page for the terms and conditions, application procedure and assessment procedure. Please also read the terms and conditions applicable to Mondriaan Fund contributions.

General terms and conditions


The selection is made with the help of an advisory committee. Based on the submitted documents, the advisory committee nominates candidates to Billytown. The final selection will be made by Billytown.

Other grants for residencies in the Netherlands and other countries

As 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 offered in the Mondriaan Fund Residency application round.

Vragen & contact

Vragen over deze regeling? Neem direct contact op met een medewerker van het Mondriaan Fonds.

Of bel 020 523 15 23 of mail naar vasb@zbaqevnnasbaqf.ay.

Tessa Ebbers