An independent institute run by artists focussed on the development of young (no age restrictions, but preference given to those aged twenty-seven and under), talented artists from the Netherlands and abroad. Artists can work for periods of up to two years, usually starting in September, with a permanent teaching staff and programme of studio visits from international artists, critics and curators. Artists are provided with a studio and receive a stipend to cover basic living costs. Accommodation is provided for overseas artists. Applications: send forms with a maximum of twenty slides/photos of work or video tapes where appropriate and SAE for return of work. Submitted work is evaluated twice a year, in February and in August.