What are you looking for?


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


KNAW - Annelies ten Have +31 (0)20 551 07 46, avk@knaw.nl NIAS - Dindy van Maanen, cosponsors@nias.knaw.nl

Artist-in-Residence Fellowship

The Artist-in-Residence fellowship offers talented artists working in the fields of music, design, dance, film, visual art, fashion, theatre or poetry an opportunity to work on a project within an international and interdisciplinary academic setting. It is a collaboration with 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 also to reinstate the close relationship between the arts and sciences that existed in the nineteenth century academies. The view is that the cross-pollination between creative approaches and formal scientific disciplines will strengthen ties and trigger novel approaches and insights.

NIAS and the Society of Arts-KNAW cooperate to finance two residential fellowships of five months (one semester) each academic year, offering artists an opportunity to share ideas with scholars from the humanities, social sciences and other disciplines. The current programme will run for three and a half years.

Practical Information

  • NIAS and The Society of Arts-KNAW offer two fellowships of five months per academic year
  • The fellowship is for artists who live and work in the Netherlands
  • The Artist-in-Residence residential fellowship at NIAS, includes a studio apartment (or equivalent daily commute expenses), a personal study, research facilities (computer, library services etc.)
  • The fellowship must lead to a concrete result: article, essay, plan for art work, film etc. that can be made available to the public
  • The Artist-in-Residence is eligible for a grant to compensate for lost earnings for the duration of the fellowship.

Application and Selection

  • See here for general info. Members of the Society of Arts can apply directly to the KNAW; other candidates must be nominated by a Society of ArtsKNAW or Young Academy member.
  • The NIAS Rector and chair of the evaluation committee select a candidate.
  • For questions regarding Artist-in-Residence fellowships, please contact KNAW – Annelies ten Have: +31 (0) 20 551 0746, avk@knaw.nl  or NIAS – Dindy van Maanen, Co-sponsored Fellowship Officer- dindy.van.maanen@nias.knaw.nl

Past & present Fellows