The work period and financial support
The work periods being offered are:
1 June–31 August 2018
1 September–30 November 2018
Your preferred residency period should be indicated in your application. If possible, this preference will be respected.
A sum of €9,500 is available for travel, materials, transportation and living expenses for each period. The Mondriaan Fund/Creative Industries Fund NL will pay the costs of the studio, the living space and support to Arita directly. The residents should reserve €1,500 to remunerate the potters for their guidance during the work process.Practical information
Before the work period begins, Scholten & Baijings and Teruhiro Yanagihara will pair the residents with one of the 10 participating potteries in Arita. This pottery is also the point of contact when seeking technical support from the Ceramic Technical Research Laboratory in Arita. An assistant/translator is available to help the residents for several hours per week, in discussions with the potteries and other practical matters.
An artist and a designer work in Arita for each period. The residents stay in a traditional Japanese house where they each have their own room. The living room, bathroom and kitchen are shared.
The experiences and results of the residency will be shared in Arita and later in the Netherlands by means of lectures and/or workshops.Evaluation criteria
All the submitted applications that meet the formal conditions and are furnished with all the requested appendices will be put before an advisory committee. This panel evaluates the quality and development of the applicant’s work in relation to the residency’s location, based on:
portfolio (max. 15 A4 pages);
CV of the applicant (max. two A4 pages);
the applicant’s motivation in relation to the location (max. four A4 pages).
In all cases the committee advises first and foremost about the artistic quality of the portfolio. It then advises about the motivation and the plans in relation to the location.
The available places can only be allocated if the advisory committee’s advice with regard to the abovementioned criteria is positive. The committee may apply a prioritization.Submissions
The proposal can be submitted via the Fund’s online application environment. More information
For further information about this Open Call, please contact Hugo van de Poel or via tel. +31(0)10 436 1600.First image: Sarah Kueng working, by Anneke Hymmen
Second image: Fujimaki Seitou, by Kenta Hasegawa