Call for BijlmAIR 2013

15 August - 30 September 2012

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 2013 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 2013 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 2013 – formalities


You can apply the until the end of September for a residency in 2013.


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.

The application has to be sent digital in only one e-mail to the following e-mail address:

For more information and applications visit: