Françoise van den Bosch Foundation: artist in residency

Published: 01.10.2010

Studio Rian de Jong

Starting in 2011, the Françoise van den Bosch Foundation offers the possibility of a two month artist in residency for a jewellery artist who has a brilliant idea for a two month working period in Amsterdam. The studio is available every year, for a period of two months in May and June (the rest of the year, the studio is for rent).

The studio is made available by jeweller Rian de Jong and her partner Herman Marres. The Françoise van den Bosch Foundation is responsible for the policy and the choice of the artist. The studio and apartment are offered for free, but the artist has to take care him/herself for travel expenses, daily maintenance, and for a third-party insurance.

The studio is situated in a new area in the centre of Amsterdam, near the harbour. City live, the proximity of the harbour and the IJ river, the presence of three outstanding galleries for contemporary jewellery, the famous Gerrit Rietveld Academy’s jewellery department and the professional network of the Françoise van den Bosch Foundation make Amsterdam an attractive place to be for a jeweller.

The studio is well equipped and has an apartment, fit for two people. The studio can not be used for heavy or dirty work (no gypsum, dust and dirt, no heavy metalworking). Further restrictions are: no pets, no smoking!!

In return the Françoise van den Bosch Foundation asks the resident to organise a one day weekend meeting in the studio at the end of the working period, open for the board members, friends and invitee’s, to sum up the results of the residency. Further a short report, either in the form of a blog on the foundation’s website or as a more static report also to be published on our website would be most welcome.

The Françoise van den Bosch challenges jewellery artists to draw up a plan, fill in the application form and send these in before December 1st 2010.
On the basis of the plan, the board of the foundation will decide who will be the first artist in residence.

If you would like to have more information you can send a request to