Drawing Centre Diepenheim

For: visual artists interested in drawing
What: 2 work periods of 3 months
When: 1 April to 30 June 2024 and 1 September to 30 November 2024

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Drawing Centre Diepenheim is the Netherlands’ leading drawing institution, offering artists the freedom to experiment with ways of approaching and reframing complex concepts and problems through drawing. With a programme of exhibitions, residencies and events, the Drawing Centre stimulates artists to move beyond the boundaries of traditional drawing and to embrace radical experimentation.

To further broaden the definition of drawing, in order to realise innovative forms and applications, Drawing Centre Diepenheim encourages artists to experiment and to explore the significance and influence of drawing on their artistic working process. The Drawing Centre therefore has a unwavering focus on stimulating interactions between artists, the public and the Diepenheim community.

The charming rural setting of Diepenheim, the large exhibition building (285 m2), two residence studios (160 m2) and nine artist gardens (12,000 m2) offer space – in both senses of the word – for reflection, research and experimentation. Drawing Centre Diepenheim collaborates with Werkplaats Diepenheim on the residencies. Werkplaats Diepenheim is home to more than 850 m2 of living space, studios and workshops, including a lithography workshop (Basement Press Diepenheim) 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 programme. An appropriate medium of presentation or activity will be selected in consultation with the individual participants.

For whom?

The residency is intended for artists who are keen to experiment with drawing and who would like to explore the significance and influence of drawing on their artistic working process. Preference is given to artists who form a relationship with the rural surroundings during the residency, and who involve the Diepenheim community. Artists are encouraged to involve the landscape, gardens, public spaces, archives, local residents and visitors in their research and explorations.

Work period

2 three-month work periods are available:

  • 1 April to 30 June 2024
  • 1 September to 30 November 2024

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.

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).

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 is 21 September 2023, before 16:00 PM (CEST) / 10:00 (AST).

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


The selection is made with the help of an advisory committee. Based on the submitted documents, the advisory committee nominates candidates to Drawing Center Diepenheim. Drawing Center Diepenheim chooses the final participants for the residency.

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.

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