1646 Residency

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

The residency offers (inter)national artists and curators the possibility to stay and work/research at our location in the centre of The Hague. 1646’s residency aims to support innovative practices, develop global networks, and engage the local art community in The Netherlands.

The residency at 1646 is not focused on an end result, but on providing a space for research/work/reflection, while getting familiar with the context of The Hague and The Netherlands. There is no exhibition connected to the residency, though, a public event will conclude the residency period — the shape of which can be worked out in conversation with 1646. The residency period is up to 2 months and takes place between the 18th of August to the 18th of October 2023.

Practical information

The residency period is up to 2 months and takes place between the 18th of August to the 18th of October 2023.

Studio space: inside 1646′ building, 5m x 3m. The studio comes with a Wifi internet connection and residents have access to our technical facilities.

Accommodation: a studio apartment nearby the gallery with private cooking facilities, internet and shared toilet and shower. Children and partners are welcome to join the residency. 

Specification of budget provided:
€1500 incl. VAT. Artist/Curator fee
€1000 incl. VAT. Production budget
€600 incl. VAT. Event
Travel expenses are covered based on economy tickets.

Applicants may apply between April 1st to April 30th 2023. All applications submitted during this period will be thoroughly reviewed by the team of 1646.
Due to the large amount of applications 1646 is not able to provide feedback.

Application closed.

    Personal information

    Please fill out this information if you are part of a duo or collective:

    How can we contact you?

    Will somebody join you?

    Special requirements for living accommodations, work space, and/or equipment


    Your application consist of the following parts:

    1. A project proposal: your project/research (max. 1 A4 or 500 words, text only)
    2. Portfolio (max. 30 pages)
    3. CV/Resume
    Upload your application as one single .pdf file (max. 50 mb)

    Information & tips

    1. Deadline: Sunday, April 30th 2023 – 11:59 p.m. (CET);
    2. 1646 is not focused on an end result;
    3. 1646 aims to provide a space for research/work/reflection;
    4. The residency period from 18th of August to 18th of October 2023
    5. Duos or collectives can apply with one project proposal. If selected, they will share one studio, accommodation and budget;
    6. The outcome of the selection procedure will be communicated in June.
    7. The participant is expected to stay at 1646 accommodation in The Hague.
    Documents to prepare:
    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

    Your application 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.

    The points that 1646 takes into consideration when looking at the applications are:

    1. Artistic quality
    2. Fully completed application
    3. Clarity of the proposal
    4. How the portfolio and proposal fit within the context of 1646
    Documentation tips:
    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 cannot review your application correctly and properly. The links should be active for at least up to two months after the deadline has passed.

    For more information about the application procedure, please contact air@1646.nl

    Good luck and we’re looking forward to reading your proposal!