talent program






oct 2021 - march 2022 | open call deadline: 20.08 23:59 | selection announcement: sept 1 2021

This year's midseason program is open for applications!

Sign up for our 10 week program and learn to become more confident, aware and visible as a professional artist. During this program you will meet some of Het resort's previous residents, get introduced to the fine art of networking, work on your writing and presentation skills with the members of the SYB Circles program, go on trips and studio visits and meet fellow artists!

The midseason program runs from october 9th till december 18th 2021 and in february/march 2022 you will participate in a group exhibition on a surprise location organized by Het resort.


We will select 6 artists for this program that match the following criteria:

  • you graduated from a dutch art school (BFA) in 2019, 2020 or 2021.
  • you want to grow into a professional art practice and are able to invest time in this program.
  • you want to expand your network and invest in new relations.
  • you want to learn more about the choices that artists need to make and criteria they need to match.
  • you are open to criticism and want to know how fellow artists, curators and art critics perceive you and your work.
  • you live in the netherlands or are able to travel to the netherlands to participe on trips and join group meetings
  • you are registered as a business and can sent an invoice for your fee




First part of the 7 part program (fieldtrips & monitoring excluded):

#1 / INTRODUCTION / Sat 9 October

light-hearted fun team building experience


#2 / ZERO MEASUREMENT / Sun 10 October

The artists present themselves to the writers of SYB Circles. They share their first impression of the artist and their work and then enter into a conversation with them.

The artist can determine where he/she/they is starting from in this trajectory, and where the trajectory could end for that person, and receives advice on this from the experts.


#3 / POSITIONING / Thu 14 October

A workshop in which the artists work on their artist statement and other texts under the guidance of writers/mediators. These texts will be used for the expressions of the exhibition.

If possible, an evaluative How-To is produced, in which artists are guided in writing texts for professional purposes. The texts written by the artists themselves will be incorporated into a small publication available at the exhibition.


#4–#7 T.B.A.




deadline application: August 20 2021

selection: September 1 2021

program: October 9 – December 18 2021

exhibition: February / March 2022 (t.b.a.)



Mail this form together with your portfolio (max. 10MB - PDF) before august 20 23:59 to mail@hetresort.nl, subject: midseason ‘21.



  • A 10 week program where you will learn to become more confident, aware and visible as a professional artist. Where you will get personal feedback from our former Resorters. Insight in ways to present yourself within the artworld.
  • Nice field trips with a tour from one of our former Resorters.
  • A great mix of peers from Groningen and peers who live in another part of the country.
  • A resort souvenir
  • An group exhibition at an exciting location
  • A fee of €909 incl 9% VAT, material costs €150 and €100 travel compensation



F.A.Q. (frequently and not so frequently asked questions)

Yes, you can apply if you have graduated from an art school no longer than 3 years ago (2019/ 2020/ 2021).

Yes, you can apply if you have not yet graduated from an art school, but will do so this year (2021).

No, you can not apply if you are still in bachelor or master education.

No, you can not apply if you have a master's degree. This program focuses on a different level of experience.

No, this is not a full-time program.

Yes, you have to be willing to travel around the Netherlands and be present at all of the meetings.

Yes, you can combine this program with your work and participate in exhibitions and art projects whilst following the midseason program.

No, this is not a residency and we do not provide housing or studio space.

Yes, you will participate in a series of monthly meetings and go on one-day-trips in the period october 7th - december 16th and also will participate in a group show at Het resort in february/march 2022.

Yes, we will set the definite date of the exhibition later.

Yes, the location of the exhibition remains a mystery and will be revealed on short notice.

Yes, you will receive an artist fee and can send us an invoice on forehand for €909,- VAT included.

Yes, we have based this fee on the fair practice code and offer 50% of the advised payment as artist fee and 50% in kind by offering a program including: coaching, classes and productional support.

Yes, you will get a compensation for materials of €150.

Yes, you will get compensation for travel expenses for the entire program of €100.

Yes, this will be enough to cover your travel costs to go on the mandatory trips and studio visits.

Yes, any other expenses are your own responsibility.

Yes, this program is in English.

HET RESORT IS supported by:

Mondriaan Fund, Gemeente Groningen