Call for BijlmAIR 2012

Artist-in-Residence Programme

19 August - 15 September 2011

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.


BijlmAIR has a studio in Amsterdam Southeast, on the first floor of an apartment building called Florijn. The ground floor apartments of this building are all artists studio’s. The artists who participate in Stichting FLAT are neighbours of our studio. 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.

BijlmAIR 2012 – formalities


You can apply the until the 15th of September for a residency in 2012.


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.


BijlmAIR provides a furnished and well-equipped living and working space. On top there is a modest working budget of € 10.000,- available for the whole year. The height of the budget per artist depends on the number of proposals which are granted. We expect the artist to do his/her own fundraising, if necessary.

Three to eight artists are being selected per year; rejections are sent without giving reason.

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From Fall:

Kel O’Neill / Eline Jongsma

Avantia Damberg

Gerbrand Burger


Michael Tedja


Ilja Karilampi

Ruta Butkute


Leo Asemota

Charl Landvreugd


Jan Rothuizen

Laurence Aëgerter


Hala Elkoussy

Joris Lindhout


Linda-Maria Birbeck

Amalia Pica


Tomas Adolfs

Jetske de Broer

Natasja Boezem


Tracey Prehay

Pim Zwier


Maurer United Architects (Marc Maurer, Nicole Maurer and Jean-Paul Koning)

Natasja Boezem


Hentie van der Merwe

Julika Rudelius


Tracy Mackenna/Edwin Janssen

Gillion Granstaan


Gijs Müller