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De Ateliers is open to artists at the beginning of their professional career. Candidates under 30 years of age are preferred; however, there is no age limit. Also older artists can apply. Applicants must have a good conduct of English. A completed art studies and experience as independent practitioner are not required. Assessment of applications is based primarily on visual qualities and artistic ambitions. All applications are judged by the regular tutor artists of De Ateliers. Application to De Ateliers is not open to artists who are working / have worked at one of the Dutch postgraduate institutions, the Jan van Eyck Academy (Maastricht) and Rijksakademie (Amsterdam).

The deadline for application to the working year 2018-2019 (starting on September 1st, 2018) is on February 1st, 2018. Applications are open from December 1st, 2017, onwards. The selection procedure takes approximately four months. Applicants are informed on the status of their application by email. Names of new participants are announced on this website early June.

Due to large numbers of applications, it is not possible to elaborate on individual decisions, unfortunately. Unsuccessful applicants are welcome to apply again with new works after one year.