sauna summer take-over


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Who: art initiatives, art collectives, artists, curators or observers

Deadline: 25/06/2020  (The winning plan will be announced no later than 01/07/2020)

Take–over period: 15/07/2020 – 30/08/2020


Want to organize? Want to curate? This summer we’ll give away our building along with €1000 to the best, most exciting summer take-over. Submit your plan for a 7 week take-over of any form or discipline. Only one will be selected.


what we need

a plan that contains;

    • A short introduction (who are you and who will be involved?)
    • A plan (what do you want to do and why do you want to do it?)
    • A time frame or planning (do you need preparation and what is your program)
    • A publicity plan (how you will use social media and other media)
    • A financial plan (how to spend the €1000)

Create one file (PDF/WORD), with max 750 words and mail it to with the subject: sauna summer take-over.


what you get

    • €1000 (VAT included)
    • the former gay sauna building for 7 weeks
    • our social media platforms
    • some help and advise in advance



    • Mind the neighbours
    • WIFI disclaimer: bring your own wifi
    • Corona regulations are in order
    • 30 persons max, 1,5 meter apart
    • Dutch law applies on all activities
    • No sleepovers allowed
    • Any changes to the building must be reversible


Other requirements

You don’t have to be a organisation, but someone from your team has to have a kvk registration and be able to sent an invoice for the €1000,-


This project is made possible by Mondrian Fund with funding coming from corona-fundings by the dutch government.

We want to directly forward this money to you artists out there with these OPEN CALLS for two extra projects that het resort is initiating this summer! Don’t be shy to sign up for our open calls Infiltrating Public Space & The Summer Sauna Take Over.



Answers to Frequently and Not So Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, you need to corona proof your program, this means 30 people max on 1,5 meters from each other.

Yes, you can pay yourself from the €1000,-

Yes, you can pay others from the €1000,-

Yes you can spent all the money on materials

Yes you can host events for 30 persons max

Yes, you can smoke inside unless there is public present

Yes, you can sell works, services of products from the sauna building

Yes, the sauna is big, it's four floors of +- 100m2 each

Yes, if you break any local or national law you will be held personally accountable


No, there are no saunas in the building, it’s a stripped former gay sauna

No, there is not a lot of daylight in the building, most of the windows are boarded up

No, you can not have live music, the building is not soundproof

No, you can not use the building to live in for 6 weeks

No, you can not submit multiple plans, you have to pick your or your teams best and/or favorite plan and sent in just the one

No, you do not have to open the building for public or have opening hours

No, you can not sell alcoholic beverages, we do not have the permits for this

No, you can not sell your body or perform sexual services, we do not have the permits for this

No, you can not have live animals in the building that do not belong to your household


HET RESORT IS supported by:

Mondriaan Fund, Gemeente Groningen, Academie Minerva, Kunstraad Groningen, NNT + Club Guy & Roni