VierVaart – Groede, Netherlands

For whom: visual artists
For what: one work period of two months; research & experimentation and creation of new work
When: 1 October to 1 December 2024

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VierVaart is located on a former farm near the village of Groede, surrounded by the polders of Zeelandic Flanders. The initiative unites art, organic gardening and living in natural surroundings. There is an exhibition space, an organic garden, a mini campsite and accommodation.

VierVaart was founded in 2016 by Iris Cornelis, Maartje Korstanje, Piet Korstanje and Heleen van Elsacker. Iris is an exhibition maker, former owner of a gallery in Rotterdam, and was also a co-curator at RAM/Berry Koedam and the ramfoundation. Maartje is a visual artist. Piet and Heleen have a background in biodynamic fruit growing, and Heleen is a beekeeper. Fruit and vegetables are grown at VierVaart, and there are beehives. Groede is close to Belgium, not far from the coast and the Zwin Nature Park.

VierVaart stimulates the connection between art and culture, and is focused on visual artists who are keen to participate in a residency in light of the connection between their work or way of working and the location. The work or research would preferably be connected with the environment, the surrounding farmland, the border region or the Westerschelde, or in any case demonstrate local engagement.

The resident will have the opportunity to conduct research or create new work on location, for which they will have access to a studio. VierVaart sets great store by sustainability and encourages the use of local or existing materials. The resident will be invited to collaborate with local people and businesses, or seek interaction within VierVaart. At VierVaart, the resident will be able to focus on the work, during two months of research, experimentation, production and reflection. The residency is in autumn, a period of calm on the grounds. The relative isolation of the location in the countryside means that there is minimal distraction and great scope for concentration. The resident must be able to work independently at this secluded location, and supply their own tools and materials. They must also have access to their own means of transport.

An exhibition at VierVaart is not part of this residency. However, a suitable means of presentation or public event for this work period will be discussed with the artist.

For whom

A residency at VierVaart is open to visual artists. Applicants applying as part of a duo or collaboration are required to submit individual applications.

Work period

1 two-month work period is available:

  • 1 October to 1 December 2024

How much?

The Mondriaan Fund makes a monthly contribution of € 2,165 available to help cover travel expens-es, 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 automatical-ly takes this into account in their ultimate contribution, you do not need to do anything).

Applications

The deadline for submitting an application for a work period in 2024 is 21 september before 16:00 PM (CEST) / 10:00 AM (AST).

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

General terms and conditions

Selection

An advisory committee assists in the selection process, recommending candidates to VierVaart based on the submitted documents. VierVaart has ultimate responsibility for selecting the partici-pants in 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.

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.

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