Residency | How to apply

Thami Mnyele Studio
How to apply for a residency at the Thami Mnyele Studio

Candidates can apply by sending Two recommendations, a resume (or CV), an artist statement and a written statement describing their interest, motivation and plans for their stay in Amsterdam. In addition, you can upload 8–10 images.To apply use the form. First read the conditions.


Conditions, applicants are requested to take good notice of the following conditions: 

Candidates should consider the creation of fine art as their profession and should have completed a fine art training at a university, a college or similar institution or should have been working seriously in a community art centre for several years or should have several years of independent without education but with working experience as an artist.


Candidates are expected to be able to work independently in the studio provided.

Candidates are requested to supply , upload 8-10 images and videos. Information of any publications about their work (if available) and a statement describing their interest and motivation for working in the Netherlands. Please add to this application form a proposal for the intended activities during the stay in the studio.


Candidates should fill in the application form completely and return it with the documentation and a plan of activities. 


Candidates may be asked about their income situation and other personal circumstances. The decisions of the selection committee are final and about the results can not be corresponded. The board of the foundation cannot advise you on your application . The Thami Mnyele foundation receives many applications per year and, as a result, we are unable to provide feedback.
* Those to whom the scholarships are awarded are expected to abide by the regulations of the Foundation concerning the use of the studio and by the arrangements that are made with the Foundation. 
Documentation may be used as information to other parties, all in the best interest of the artist.

Thami Mnyele Foundation promotes the exchange of art and culture between Africa and the Netherlands.