Founded: 1993
Duration: variable
Discipline: Drawing & Painting, Media Art, Multi Media, Photography, Sculpture
Targetgroup: International, National
BijlmAIR is the Artist-in-Residence Programme of Centrum Beeldende Kunst Zuidoost (CBK Zuidoost - center of visual arts), Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam (SMBA) and Stichting FLAT (FLAT foundation).
For 2011 BijlmAIR invites artists and other cultural producers to live and work temporarily in Amsterdam Southeast. This period can be used for project research or for realisation of a project or work of art, following a relevant proposal made by the applicant. The selection committee of the participating organisations decides which proposals will be chosen. The residency needs to relate to the transnational and intercultural society of Amsterdam Southeast. This can be done on all kinds of levels - urban, sociological, economical, historical, etc. The programme is primarily meant for young artists from the Netherlands and abroad, who finished their art education recently and are almost ready to enter the circuit of the larger art institutions.
BijlmAIR aims to present the different residencies in 2011 at the end of the year.

Studio Information

The studio is suitable for one or two artists. Kitchen, toilet and presentation space are shared with the office of Stichting FLAT. Stichting FLAT frequently organises events in the presentation space of the apartment.

Paid by host

Living and working space, working budget of 10.000 euro (for the whole year. The budget per artist depends on the number of proposals which are granted).


BijlmAIR has a studio in Amsterdam Southeast, on the first floor of an apartment building called Florijn.


You can apply the whole year through. The deadline for a stay in the first trimester of 2011 (January - April) is the 30th of September 2010. The selection for the first trimester will be announced early November 2010.

Application Criteria

The application consists of a project plan (max. 1 page), completed with an indicative budget (costs and income) and a selection of relevant images to support your idea and which gives an insight in your work. The project plan concerns a living- and working period in Amsterdam Southeast.

The participating artist will go in to dialog with (the inhabitants of) Amsterdam Southeast. The artwork or project can be considered as a reflection on the society of Amsterdam Southeast. The artist works independently, but in communication with the project leader of BijlmAIR.

The application has to be sent digital through the following website: