1646 is looking for an (inter)national artist or researcher to do a residency in The Hague

1646 / ReCNTR

Our 2024 open call is a collaboration between ReCNTR and 1646. 

With an international focus and valuing the circulation of perspectives, our fully funded Residency Program is set up as a retreat to nourish work, develop ideas and connections. Through an annual open call, we open our doors to artists or researchers engaged in creative practices worldwide, to stay and work/research at 1646 in the centre of The Hague.

What are we looking for?

The call proposed by 1646 and ReCNTR is open to both artists and researchers interested in investigating relevant social and political issues through multimodal and artistic methods. The objective of the residency is to support the work of individuals engaged in the practice of “thinking through making”, i.e. artistic or multimodal practices not as separate from, or in dialogue with knowledge production, but as practices and methodologies of knowledge production in and of themselves.

What can you expect?

The focus of the residency lies on experimenting and researching, rather than arriving at an end result. Because of this it does not conclude in an exhibition. The emphasis is placed on the presence and interaction of the resident within the context of 1646 and ReCNTR’’s community in the Netherlands, composed of artists, art professionals, researchers, students and faculty members, at Leiden University. All residents are asked to present their research/practice to the public during an event that suits the scale or format of their work. This will be decided in conversation with the curatorial team.

What do we offer?

  1. A 2 months residency in September – October 2024
  2. An artist fee of € 2.000 – including VAT.
  3. A production budget of € 1.000,- including VAT.
  4. A studio space of 5 x 3m inside 1646 building. Residents can make use of our (technical) equipment and tools. They can also make use of the workshop facilities of the Royal Art Academy (KABK) and will have access to Leiden University’s facilities, including the library’s physical and online catalogues.
  5. One of 1646’s small studio apartments located in the building of 1646. The accommodation includes a shared kitchen and bathroom. Children and partners are welcome to join the residency when communicated beforehand. Please see the link for images and further details.
  6. Travelling expenses of the artist are covered by 1646 and ReCNTR up to €750. We promote the use of low carbon travelling wherever possible. The travel costs of partners and/or children cannot be covered.
  7. Guests will be offered at least 4 feedback sessions by both 1646 and ReCNTR’s curatorial team (in total).

How to apply?

Application can be submitted from 1/2 2024. Applicants may apply until 29/2 2024 11:59 p.m. (CET).

The button at the bottom of this page will lead you to the application form. Only applications received via this form will be taken into consideration for the residency. Please prepare your application with the following documents:

  1. A project proposal: describing your project and stating goals (max. 1 A4 or 500 words, text only);
  2. Portfolio (max. 30 pages);
  3. CV/Resume.

These documents should be uploaded as one single PDF file (max. 50MB). For large files (like videos), please insert a link to the source where the file can be viewed and include passwords if applicable.

Keep the following documentation tips in mind:

  1. Place your work in horizontal pages (unless the original work is vertical) as most of the applications are initially viewed on a horizontal screen (laptop);
  2. Make sure you put only one or two works per page (combining too many works makes the page illegible);
  3. Insert title, material, size, and year of the work next to or under the image on the same page. You may also include a short description of the work.
  4. Double-check your links in the final PDF before submitting it. If links do not work, 1646 & ReCNTR cannot review your application correctly and properly. The links should be active for at least up to two months after the deadline has passed.


Please contact us via air@1646.nl if you have any questions about the application procedure or the residency. We are not able to give feedback and/or advice on the content of your application.