De Ateliers is an artists’ institute open to talented artists at the beginning of their professional career. It offers a two-year studio and tutoring programme that is best tailored to the needs of artists who wish to strengthen their artistic foundation, develop their ideas and deepen their practice in a focused, critical environment among peers from all around the globe.
Although there is no formal age limit for applications, most applicants are under 28 years old. Command over English is required. A completed art education is not required.
Applications are assessed along criteria like artistic urgency, potential for development, and experimental engagement with the visual/material/formal possibilities of art practice.
Each year approximately 10 participants are accepted into the programme.
De Ateliers offers all participants a stipend every year. The stipend for the working year 2018-2019 is Euro € 13.650 and should be sufficient to cover all necessary living expenses.
The programme is centred around weekly individual studio conversations with regular and guest tutors, most of whom are practicing artists.
Applicants from and living in the ‘Least Developed Countries’, ‘Other Low Income Countries’ and ‘Lower Middle Income Countries and Territories’ on the DAC list (including Egypt) are exempt from payment of the application fee.