residency programme


how long can I stay : 1 – 8 weeks
when can I come :
between July and October

does my art practice fit the programme?

We welcome each and every passionate professional from all creative businesses, nationalities, and ages, this includes:

visual artists, designers, working craftspeople, puppeteers, architects, industrial designers, performing artists, photographers, composers, curators, producers, journalists, media artists, writers, poets, thinkers, researchers,…

can we come as an artist duo (or group) ?

You can; within the TRACTOR residency programme, we accept both, applications from individual artists as well as artist duos and/or groups. The art group, however, should be no larger than 6 people.


This programme is for all those who either wish to change their environment for a couple of weeks and find inspiration in new surroundings or simply need undisturbed time to develop or finish up a body of work.

For those who are longing for diversity in the studio, want to escape the (work) “routine” or need an extra push/encouragement to approach new directions in their work.  

As a TRACTOR guest, you will have uninterrupted, self-directed work time, with a 24/7 studio access. We will not pressure you to deliver finished work; you can focus solely on research and development of ideas.

We encourage you to explore, challenge you comfort zone, and experiment with different techniques or modes of production.

Test your ideas within a larger frame than your own studio.
  • to enable the transfer of knowledge between different creative disciplines,
  • to provide artists with time, a supportive environment, and professional assistance,
  • to establish an exciting platform where artists (and the public) can engage in critical discourse.

The studio and its surrounding are suitable for all kinds of initiatives;

we can provide you a wide range of equipment and/or materials depending on the specific needs and complexity of the planned work.
Each proposed project is discussed and agreed individually.

You also have the option to choose and work with any of the local (art) institutions and/or places.

If no special agreements are made the studio stays modestly arranged with basic equipment (tables, chairs, basic tools & leftover materials).

– indoors as well as outdoors work possible
– ideal for painters and other visual artists

A general overview of our facilities & equipment available >>>


TRACTOR provides professional development opportunities for artists and does not require gallery-based or other set outcomes or objectives. You can, if that is your goal, concentrate on the development of new ideas only. However,

Artists who stay three or more weeks are offered the opportunity to show their work within a project-exhibition at the end of the residency.

take a look behind the scene, discover the latest events at/around the studio >>>


There is also a possibility to show/share work threw open studio events, reading, screening, workshop, lecture, critique evening… you name it.

Let us know your ideas and desires, and we’ll help you organize the event.

…each guest artist also gets “lifelong” support through our alumni activities


Each residency at D’CLINIC starts with an art-dinner followed by a “meet the new artist” event, organised at one of our partner institutions; here artists are asked to share (have a presentation) their artistic practice with the peer group and others interested. The event is also being live-streamed.


Generally, periods of two to four weeks are offered. In particular cases a longer or shorter period is negotiable;

however, the residency should not be longer than 8 weeks and shorter than 1 week.


we are currently hosting Emily Budd – check her residency here

If you are keen to try out this online residency opportunity send us an email!


TRACTOR 2022 PARTICIPATION FEE : 320 EURO / week / person

details on what is included + other payment terms and conditions >>>

is there a possibility to lower this fee?

Yes! You can choose the option to donate one of your works to D’CLINIC art collection and we grant you a 15% discount on the (total) residency fee in exchange (This opportunity applies to all artistic disciplines. We do also accept works produced especially for this purpose. Details will be discussed with the invited artists).   

due : JANUARY 10, 2022

IMPORTANT, please note: you cannot save your work during the application process. We recommend you prepare your residency proposal and the application documents first and copy-paste your answers:
– personal info
– previous work samples (portfolio or website, an Instagram link is also OK)
– short description of your practice / what medium do you work in, and what methods do you usually use (max. 800 characters )
– briefly outline how you plan to use the time and studio space offered (max. 1500 characters)
– preferred duration and timing of your stay (between July 4 and October 30, 2022)

* if you shall notice an error with the application form; for example, no scroll bar, please try to refresh the page before continuing

We are looking forward to welcoming you to the TRACTOR residency