The Artist in Residence (AiR) program of AGA LAB offers an optimal context for research, experimentation, and the development of new work; a broad range of printing techniques, technical expertise, a spacious gym as a workplace, exchanges between (inter)national colleagues, non-toxic methods, an urban agriculture garden filled with painting plants, and many creative neighbors.
The AGA LAB AiR program stimulates research and experimentation with ink, colour and image carriers, as well as cross-overs between disciplines and techniques.
International artists and designers can apply for the Artist in Residence program. AGA LAB regularly invites artists with a specific research question. Artists and designers are also encouraged to bear on a project. The two AiR rooms are situated in Broedplaats BOUW, in which AGA LAB studio is situated as well.
By being an AiR, you have 24-hour access to the workplace. You also have the collective AGA LAB kitchen at your disposal. Per month, the small room (20m2) costs €625, the big room (30m2) €695 and a residency without a room costs €350. For more information, you can mail email@example.com or call 020-6252186.
Availability for 2019:
- room of 30 m2: January till March, and from May on
- room of 20 m2: January, from March on
- residency without room: year round
Click here to download the Entry Form for the regular AIR program.
‘PUSHING THE MARGINS’ 2019/2020
AGA LAB invites artists from all disciplines.
Description of the residency program
With the open call ‘PUSHING THE MARGINS’ we would like to open up the approach to the medium and stimulate iterative research, experimentation and crossovers.
The residency provides Dutch and International artists with the opportunity to live and work in a studio building amongst other artists. With the residency, our aim is to increase artists mobility, promote cultural exchange connecting parallel practices.
Amsterdam has a vibrant art scene with many artist-run initiatives, galleries and exhibition spaces.
Duration of residency
Disciplines, work equipment and assistance
Artists working in other disciplines than printmaking are especially encouraged to apply. When applying margins as a strategy it can be a powerful concept.
We encourage participants to develop unconventional ways of conducting research as well as innovative forms of presenting the results, sharing their knowledge and stepping out of their ‘comfort zones’ of the expected.
AIR 1 and 2 are suitable for one artist, in AIR 2 it is possible to stay with a partner/artist. The kitchen is shared with the regular artists and AGA LAB staff.
Fees and support
Studio and material costs: paid by the artist
Expectations towards the artist
Presentation at the end.
The selected artist will be responsible for his/her international travel like visa and health insurance costs as well as liability insurance.
Application deadline: 1 February 2019
Technical support: available
Please download the OPEN CALL entry form from our website and send us your application as one single pdf file to firstname.lastname@example.org with ‘PUSHING THE MARGINS’ In the subject.
1. Complete Contact information
2. Link to website
3. Describe your research/project plan ‘PUSHING THE MARGINS’ (max 200 words)
4. Short motivation why your project matches our call (max 100 words)
5. Preferred two months in between 1 September 2019 – 31 August 2020
6. Relevant images or portfolio
7. CV (main resume)
Click here to download the Entry Form for the Open Call.