What are you looking for?


  • For Dutch and non-Dutch artists who live and work in the Netherlands
  • For Dutch artist living abroad
  • 5 months
  • Grant to compensate for lost earnings for the duration of the fellowship
  • Office, research facilities
  • Subsidized accommodation (if necessary)


KNAW - Devika Arjun, devika.arjun@knaw.nl or NIAS - Annette Mullink, Partnership & Selection Officer, partners@nias.knaw.nl

Artist-in-Residence Fellowship

The Artist-in-Residence fellowship offers talented artists from all artistic disciplines an opportunity to work on a project within an international and interdisciplinary academic setting. It is a collaboration of NIAS and the Society of Arts - KNAW.

About the Artist-in-Residence Fellowship

NIAS and the Society of Arts – KNAW set up the Artist-in-Residence fellowship to highlight the value of the arts in society and make way for continual updates of the close relationship between the arts and sciences. We think that cross-pollination between creative approaches and formal scientific disciplines strengthens ties and triggers novel approaches and insights. Benefiting both arts and sciences, as well as wider society.

Each academic year, NIAS and the Society of Arts – KNAW cooperate and co-finance a residential fellowship of five months (one semester), offering artists an opportunity to exchange ideas with scholars from the humanities, social sciences and other disciplines. The purpose of the residency is to carry out an in-depth study of the theoretical aspects of a specific subject.

Practical Information

  • NIAS and the Society of Arts-KNAW offer one Artist-in-Residence fellowship of five months per academic year.
  • The fellowship is targeted at 1) artists who live and work in the Netherlands and 2) artists with a Dutch nationality living in the Netherlands or abroad.
  • The fellowship includes either a studio apartment or, depending on the fellow’s home location, reimbursement of commuting expenses,, a personal office (not artist studios), communal lunch, research facilities (computer, library services etc.). Read more about the financial and practical details of a fellowship.
  • The Artist-in-Residence is eligible for a grant to (partially) compensate for loss of earnings for the duration of the fellowship.

Application and Selection

Past & present Fellows