Cemeti Institute for Art and Society – Yogyakarta, Indonesië

For: visual artists
What: 1 work period of 3 months
When: 1 March 2024 – 31 May 2024

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Yogyakarta, Indonesia, has historically been the cultural centre of Java, as well as an important university city. Today, there are still many initiatives in the fields of visual art, design, craft, theatre and performance, music, dance, cultural studies, ecology and sustainability, architecture and urban planning. Lots of experimenting has been done within the art practice, but also with the associated work and organisational forms, that are predominantly collective and self-organised.

The city of Yogyakarta is undergoing ever more rapid changes; from gentrification to the increasing influence of religion, from changing power relations surrounding land ownership to new forms of labour and more. Many art initiatives in Yogyakarta deal with these issues, not just through reflection, but also through devising alternatives together, and putting them into practice.
Cemeti-Institute for Art and Society (http://www.cemeti.org) is the oldest platform for contemporary art in Yogyakarta. It was founded in 1988 by artists Mella Jaarsma and Nindityo Adipurnomo, with the aim of offering a place for artists to exhibit their work and exchange ideas. During the Suharto regime (1965-1998), there was little to no room for this.

Artists who come to Cemeti for a working period will be introduced to local artists, curators, artworks, researchers, art spaces and collectives, academics, activists, communities and producers, as well as to the complex social political context of Indonesia, and in particular Yogyakarta. The residency program also includes working visits in the Yogyakarta area. Although Cemeti offers a studio space, it encourages artists to connect directly with local communities, and to relate their practice to local (or global) social or political issues. The residents will be supported by the Cemeti-team, which includes a residency manager, two curators and a programme assistant. In addition to the artist from the Netherlands, there will be one Indonesian artist, and one other foreign artist in residence. The exchange between these three residents makes up an important part of the programme.

During the residency period, Cemeti will organise a number of public activities that highlight the work of the residents. Each artist is also offered the opportunity to give a final presentation in a form that fits their artistic or curatorial research, such as an exhibition, a publication, a website, a workshop, a lecture or a meeting.
In 2019 Mirjam Linschooten stayed in Cemeti. Coco Duivenvoorde, Kevin van Braak, Faysal Mroueh, Lidwien van de Ven and Paul Hendrikse have previously stayed there.

For whom

Visual artists can apply for the residency at Cemeti Institute for Art and Society. When you are applying as a duo or a partnership, please be aware that each of you must submit an application separately.

A duo is understood to mean: 2 artists who structurally create joint work. Collaborations can be considered as (casual) duos if they submit a joint plan for the work period that leads to a single result. Duos are also required to live and work in 1 shared space during the residency.

Work period

There is 1 work period available:

  • 1 March 2024 – 31 May 2024

How much?

Per period, the Mondriaan Fund makes a subsidy of € 8.216 available for an artist to help cover travel expenses, material costs and living costs. This sum is intended for 1 person. In addition, the selected resident is expected to pay a 10% personal contribution. The Mondriaan Fund automatically takes this into account in the ultimate subsidy, you do not need to do anything.

If a duo or partnership is selected for the residency, the amount for the residency will be increased by an amount for additional travel costs and a proportional amount for living expenses for the other applicant.

The costs for renting the studio and living space are not included in the subsidy amount and are paid directly by the Mondriaan Fund to the Cemeti Institute for Art and Society.

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 work period in 2024 is 13 March 2023, before 17:00 PM (CET) / 12:00 PM (AST).

Applications for a subsidy for this residency may only be submitted during the annual selection rounds as announced by the Mondriaan Fund on their website. Before submitting an application, please read the explanation for the terms and conditions, application procedure and assessment procedure. You can find these on the page of Residency (international). Please also read the terms and conditions applicable to Mondriaan Fund subsidies.

General terms and conditions


An advisory committee assists in the selection process. Based on the submitted documents, the advisory committee will nominate candidates to Cemeti Institute for Art and Society. They choose the final participants for the residency. Applications must be submitted in English.

Other subsidies for Dutch and international residencies
In light of the fact that only 1 or 2 resident(s) can be selected per round, many applicants will unfortunately be disappointed. We would therefore like to draw your attention to the possibility of applying for an Artist Project for another residency. The residency associated with your application for Artist Project, may not be linked to a Mondriaan Fund 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.

Heleen de Hoog