Drawing Centre Diepenheim

For: visual artists interested in drawing
What: two work periods of three months
When: 1 April to 30 June 2023 and 1 September to 30 November 2023

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Drawing Centre Diepenheim focuses on drawing in a wide, contemporary perspective. The art platform is convinced that drawing remains a valuable medium. It is at the heart of ideas and provides the foundations for a large range of art practices. Drawing Centre Diepenheim stimulates the rational, emotive and research-oriented study of drawing as a connective medium, and facilitates this by acting as a meeting place for encounters, research and exchange. The Drawing Centre organises presentations, residencies, masterclasses and publications, and offers broad public and educational programmes.

Drawing Centre Diepenheim welcomes artists and viewers, creating fertile ground for collaboration and mutual inspiration. The location is a varied platform where gardens, archives, work and exhibition spaces, public spaces and the landscape exist in harmony, whether it be for research, exchange, presentation or residencies.

Drawing Centre Diepenheim collaborates with Werkplaats Diepenheim on the residencies. Werkplaats Diepenheim is home to more than 850m2 of living space, studios and workshops, including a lithography workshop and a communal area. The Werkplaats also offers facilities for dance, music and theatre, including both indoor and outdoor stages for rehearsals and performances.

In consultation with Drawing Centre Diepenheim, the result of both work periods will be integrated into the current presentation programme. An appropriate medium of presentation or activity will be selected in collaboration with the individual participants.

For whom?

The residency is intended for an artist looking to gain greater knowledge of and/or experiment with drawing. Preference is given to an artist who forms a relationship with the rural surroundings and/or the Diepenheim community during the residency. We ask these makers and thinkers to explore the landscape, gardens, residences, galleries, archives and public space in their research and to activate these spaces.

Work period

2 three-month work periods are available:

  • 1 April to 30 June 2023
  • 1 September to 30 November 2023

Applicants are asked to state their preference for a work period on the application form, and every effort will be made to honour this preference. This work period is conditional and subject to change, e.g. in light of developments linked to the coronavirus pandemic.

The contribution

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 1 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 subsidy, you do not need to do anything).

In the case that a duo or collaboration is selected for the residency, the associated contribution will be raised to cover additional travel expenses, as well as a proportionate sum to contribute to the other applicant’s accommodation costs. 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.


The deadline for submitting an application for a work period in 2023 is 3 October 2022, before 17:00 CET.

Before submitting an application, please read the general explanation of the Residency grant for the terms and conditions, application procedure and assessment procedure. Please also read the terms and conditions applicable to all Mondriaan Fund contributions.

Terms and conditions


An advisory committee assists in the selection process, recommending candidates to Diepenheim based on the submitted documents. The selected applicants will be invited to an interview with Isolde Venrooy (Residencies Programme Maker at the Drawing Centre Diepenheim) and Jan van IJzendoorn (Member of the Drawing Centre Diepenheim Advisory Committee). The final selection will be made following the interviews. Should a suitable candidate not be found amongst the applicants, the advisory committee can recommend their own candidates.

Questions & contact

If you have a question, please reach out to the contact person of this residency.

Or call to 020 523 15 23 or send an e-mail to vasb@zbaqevnnasbaqf.ay

Joyce Poot

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