Open Call Prix de Rome Visual Arts 2023 (closed)


Please note: the Prix de Rome Visual Arts has closed.

Unlike other years, there is no longer an age limit. Visual artists, including duos and collectives, could register themselves up to and including 22 February 2023 at 5:00 PM CET / 12:00 PM AST.

First, please be sure to check whether you meet the formal conditions and criteria: see below. If in doubt, please do not hesitate to contact


About the Prix de Rome
The Prix de Rome is one of the most prestigious prizes for visual artists in the Netherlands and the Caribbean part of the Kingdom. The prize is organised and financed by the Mondriaan Fund. Through an open call, 4 artists receive a working budget to create new work. The work will be displayed in the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam for 3 months. The winner will be announced by the end of October and will receive € 40,000 and the opportunity to participate in a residency programme of their choice. The aim of the Prix de Rome is to stimulate the development of exceptionally talented visual artists and therefore to keep the visual arts field up-to-date.

How can you sign up?
Artists could participate by registering no later than Wednesday 22 February 2023 at 5:00 PM CET / 12:00 PM AST via the Mondriaan Fund’s regular application system: You will be asked to submit the following documents in English:

1) concise CV
Maximum 1 page. Make sure your CV contains the following information: date of birth, place of birth/nationality, education details, place of residence, starting date from when you have been working as a visual artist and website. Also state relevant activities such as exhibitions, (film) productions, manifestations, assignments, commissions, prizes, publications, etc., stating the years. Also mention any additional activities, such as teaching positions and advisory positions.

2) artist statement
A maximum of 1 page with an artist statement; the central/artistic principles of your work.

3) digital portfolio of recent work
Use up to 10 images. State the title, year, material, dimensions and, if necessary, additional information for each work. Arrange the works in chronological order from past to present. If necessary, you can upload video or audio fragments separately. You can indicate this when you register. In total, images and snippets may not exceed 300 MB and be no longer than 15 minutes. Please only use the following file types: *.mp4, *.m4v, *.mp3, *.mov, *.flv, *jpg, *giv, *png, *tiff, *pdf, *.avi, *.mpg, *.mkv.

4) Overall working plan
Maximum 1 page. Describe the work you would make for the exhibition at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam if you were to be selected for the shortlist.

These documents must be uploaded via the registration system of the Mondriaan Fund. Please note:

  • Incomplete registrations or registrations in any other language than English cannot be processed.
  • You can register until Wednesday 22 February 2023 at 5:00 PM CET / 12:00 PM AST. Applications submitted after this will not be considered.
  • No documents can be sent or accepted after 22 February 2023 at 5:00 PM CET / 12:00 PM AST.
  • If you don’t have an account with the Mondriaan Fund yet, that’s your first step. Please make sure you request an account on time. Applying for a new account can take up to 2 working days. Please request an account here.
  • If you want to register as a duo or in a partnership, please read the conditions below carefully and register separately.

What are the conditions?
The Prix de Rome Visual Arts is open to all disciplines in the field of visual arts, as defined by the Mondriaan Fund (see here the Prix de Rome regulations). The visual artist must also meet the following conditions:

– not following a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree programme.
Artists who participate in a post-academic institution or postgraduate course, such as the Rijksakademie, de Ateliers, the Jan van Eyck Academy, BAK or Sundaymorning@EKWC are permitted to register.

– have been working professionally as a visual artist for at least 1 year.
Participation in a postgraduate or postgraduate course is considered professional practice.

– be artistically active and embedded in the professional visual arts practice in the Netherlands and/or the Caribbean part of the Kingdom.
For example: an artist who has been living and working in the Netherlands and/or the Caribbean part of the Kingdom for some time (also after following a course) and has had exhibitions and/or assignments for a number of years, carries out projects, teaches at an academy, etc. in this area.

– In a partnership, all members must meet the above conditions.
If one or some of the members do not meet the conditions, a partnership can still participate, but any nomination and/or prize will only be in the name of the person who does meet all the conditions (whereby the other members will be named but cannot call themselves a nominee or winner).


An international jury will select 4 shortlist artists from the nominated artists who meet all the conditions. During the judging, the information supplied via the registration system is assessed on:

  • the quality of the oeuvre that the artist has built up to that point;
  • is the oeuvre important for the field of contemporary visual arts in the Netherlands and/ or the Caribbean part of the Kingdom;
  • is the oeuvre a promise for the future?

The following criteria play a role in this:

  • expressiveness;
  • originality;
  • coherence between the artistic principles of the artist and the way in which these are expressed in the work;
  • the substantive quality and the (organisational and financial) feasibility of the work plan.

Timeline shortlist
By the end of April 2023, it will be known which artists have been selected for the shortlist by the jury. They are invited to create new work that will be presented from half October 2023 in a group exhibition at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam. The shortlisted artists receive a working budget for 5 months of a maximum of € 17,250 (excluding VAT). A limited budget is also available for the presentation of the work in the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam. Based on the new work, a second jury round will follow in October 2023. The winner of the Prix de Rome will be announced a few weeks later. The winner receives an amount of € 40,000 and can participate in a residency programme of their choice for 3 months.

Open Call Prix de Rome Visual Arts 2023 (closed)

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