Kunstfaam & Makers Unite create chances for newcomer artists

Makers Unite and KunstFaam “Artist in Residence” started a collaboration to open a community-engaged art program for newcomers.

We believe that by sharing experiences, knowledge, and thoughts is possible to bridge the gap between the new and the unknown. Doing this through art is even more rewarding and it does have a legacy. 

Artist in Residence

KunstFaam´s Artist in Residence program provides a place to stay and a place to work on the beautiful Dutch island of Schiermonnikoog. The residence consists of an entire week dedicated to exploring your creativity and you can transform the entire island into your place of work because it provides a lot of material and inspiration.

Watch the video and keep reading about the program and its conditions. If you think this could be for you or someone you know please share and help us spread the word!

The goals for KunstFaam directors, Klasiena and Wannes, are to make this place to work an open and organic residence for the artist and the art viewer. Sharing the process of art making and doing it in a transparent way, KunstFaam ultimate goal is to make the art world more accessible in a place where can be communicated to everyone.

At the beginning, there will be a small assignment in which you will get a 30x30cm canvas in order to translate there, your experience on the island. This canvas then will become part of a permanent exhibition in KunstFaam that will show the relation between the island and the artist, fostering a long-term connection.

What you need

What you need to provide is your own materials, food, drinks and travel to get in and out of Schiermonnikoog. Also, you will need to check with Klasiena and Wannes, your hosts while you are on the island, what materials could you find already there, or for example, if you need a large canvas you can order it in advance and get it delivered to the island on time.

While you are at the residency, you can work freely in whatever inspires you. Schiermonnikoog, it is the kind of place where you encounter yourself and a refuge for your deepest wishes. It is up to you to get the most out of the residence period; finding out what the island, nature and the people have to offer.

The residence program at KunstFaam is only for a week. To make the most out of this short period it is advisable for you to do your research before arriving. There will be no more assignments and it is your own responsibility to make the best out of your stay.

Of course, your hosts are very eager to know you and would love to show you the island with nice walks.

Ho! and check it out!

There is a new pottery wheel if that is what you feel to be working with!

Save the dates to participate in this program:

22 – 29 September

30 October – 6 November

At Makers Unite we are convinced that this kind of initiatives is the building blocks for more solidarity in this society. So we are now on the hunt for enthusiastic newcomers that would love to spend an artistic retreat on the island, explore the culture, the environment and share stories with locals while making art.

If you know someone who would like to participate, feel free to share!

We are eager to hear from you!


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