Frist: Mittwoch, 20. Januar 2016

Program dates: 1 April – 30 June 2016

During the Netherlands Presidency of the Council of the European Union, ELIA is hosting a Residency for Emerging Artists.

What does ELIA Offers?


  • Accommodation in Amsterdam for a period of 3 months, between 1 April and 30 June 2016;
  • Travel costs from and to any city in Europe for the 5 selected artists;
  • Access to the project Europe by People, The Future of Everyday Living will look into contemporary social issues through arts and design. The project is organized in the context of the Netherlands Presidency of the Council of the European Union and it includes:

       - A interactive Wall, a background for temporary art installations and performances;
       - A temporary build FabCity, at the Java-eiland, a self sufficient society where young 
         people – students, artists and professionals – will work, create, research and come up
         with solutions for every day city problems;

       - An extensive On Stage programme with theme based performances, exhibitions,
         lectures and conferences.


  • An international multidisciplinary platform for the artists to work with professionals, educational institutions and students;
  • Mentoring from an international group of experts in all artistic disciplines, which will support the artists in their creative and career development;
  • Freedom to develop an artistic process or project in the context offered.


The Artists’ Profile

ELIA is looking for talented emerging artists recently graduated from a higher arts institution (preferably an ELIA member institution) in any artistic discipline.
The artists should preferably be independent in their creative practice and have a strong interest in innovation and in the future development of our society. The following questions will be raised: What are the impact and the role of the artist in society? How can creative people have a role in the modern economy and make a living from their artistic practice? What is the artists’ reaction to the question of identity, especially in the European context?