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Rotterdam: Architect-in-Residence

Wilhelminapier, Rotterdam Photo (detail): @ Gerhard van Roon / Kunst en Vliegwerk

Who: Architects, curators and scholars who have completed a relevant degree. The applicants must mainly work and live in Germany.

Section: Architecture

Duration: 2 – 3 months (January to March 2020)  

Closing date for applications: 30 September 2019

Rotterdam is an internationally renowned centre of modern architecture with a diverse and trend-setting architecture scene. The city is the home of the Nieuwe Institute (formerly the Netherlands Institute of Architecture) and of various schools for architects, including the Berlage Institute and the Academy of Urban Design and Architecture. In addition to the International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam (IABR), founded in 2001, the Architecture Film Festival Rotterdam (AFFR) takes place here every two years.

In 2020, the Rotterdam branch of the Goethe-Institut in the Netherlands will again be offering candidates from the fields of architecture, landscape design, urban development, architectural science and architecture curation the possibility to spend two to three months in Rotterdam. The objective of this architectural scholarship is to provide the candidate with the opportunity to conduct research on a project relating to the architecture of the city of Rotterdam. It will enable the candidate to acquaint themselves with the local architectural scene, to establish new contacts and develop existing contacts, and to exchange ideas and initiatives. The programme is organized in cooperation with the Rotterdam Architecture Institute AIR and Observatorium, a collective of local artists.
Halbinsel Katendrecht im Rotterdamer Bezirk Feijenoord Impressionen Archtict-in-Residence, Goethe-Institut Rotterdam Halbinsel Katendrecht im Rotterdamer Bezirk Feijenoord | Foto: © Gerhard van Roon / Kunst en Vliegwerk

Current open call 

The programme is open to architects, curators and scholars who have completed a relevant degree. The applicants must mainly work and live in Germany.

The residency in Rotterdam will be from January to March 2020. The exact period will be arranged in coordination with the Goethe-Institut Rotterdam.
The scholarship is subject to a residency obligation. 

Application 

Application documents are only to be submitted via E-Mail. Please send your application documents within the application period as a PDF-file (max 5MB) to: Dr. Claudia Curio – claudia.curio@goethe.de, Cultural Department, Goethe-Institut Rotterdam 

We look forward to receiving your application.

Application documents 

The following application documents (preferably in Dutch or English) are required:
  • Informal letter 
  • Documentation about previous and current activities 
  • Clear description of the proposed project 
  • Short biography 

Closing Date fop Application 

The application documents must be digitally submitted no later than 30 September 2019 to: Dr. Claudia Curio – claudia.curio@goethe.de, Cultural Department, Goethe-Institut Rotterdam 

Selection procedure 

The scholarship is awarded on the basis of the quality of the project proposed for the residency in Rotterdam. A jury of prestigious experts appointed by the Goethe-Institut in the Netherlands will select the winning proposal.

Features of the program 

The scholarship includes
  • the complimentary use of an apartment and
  • a monthly grant for living expenses and working materials of EUR 1,500 for a maximum period of three months.
  • In addition, there will be a nonrecurring reimbursement for travelling costs to and from Rotterdam. If the candidate will be travelling by car, the reimbursement will be limited to a maximum of EUR 130 in accordance with the Bundesreisekostengesetz (BRKG). 
 
The apartment is on the top floor of the Goethe-Institut in Rotterdam, which is located in a central but quiet area. In addition to a built-in kitchen and a bathroom, it consists of a living room, a bedroom, and a study. A telephone and internet connection is provided.
 

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