Call for Proposals: The Alex Adriaansens Residency

The Alex Adriaansens Residency provides a Dutch or international artist or designer the possibility to conduct a research project into the material basis of our digital culture. The residency takes place in collaboration with V2_ over the span of one year starting 1 September 2019.

As the realm of media art and design grew increasingly obsessed with everything digital and virtual, V2_’s late director and cofounder, Alex Adriaansens, became fascinated by the interaction between matter and media. In memory of his strong focus on artists and designers as the alchemists of our time, V2_ is seeking artistic and design research projects that explore the aesthetic potential of the materiality of media technology.

The Alex Adriaansens Residency will provide an artist or designer from the Netherlands or another country with the opportunity to conduct a research project focusing on the material basis of digital culture. The recipient will work in partnership with V2_ over the span of one year, beginning on September 1, 2019.

The Alex Adriaansens Residency is made possible with the generous support of the municipality of Rotterdam.

Key dates

December 1, 2018: Residency Announced.
May 15, 2019: Call Open.
July 1, 2019: Application deadline.
July 22, 2019: Notifications.
1 September 2019: Starting date.


a stipend plus materials, travel and accommodation expenses (total €7,000.00)
Workspace at V2_;
Curatorial, managerial and productional support by V2_ staff.


Find the application form here.

Selection criteria

The jury will select one proposal based on the following criteria:

  • originality of the research proposal

  • tangible outcomes of the residency

  • artistic merit and integrity of the proposed work

  • completeness of the application.

(The picture used is part of the project Near- Strangers by artist duo DIASPORA (Constanza Casamadrid & Juan León Sarmiento) that was made during our Summer Sessions Residency program. More information here)

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