Who can use The Thamgidi Guest Studio?
The Thamgidi Foundation Guest Studio can be used by artists in residency who have been invited by the Thamgidi Foundation and guests invited by other institutions, e.g. curators, writers, artists of all disciplines, historians or people working in creative industries.
Guests in the above category are welcome to use the Thamgidi Guest Studio for a specified period.
How Thamgidi Guest Studio Works
It is important to know that the Thamgidi Guest Studio is a self directed residency for artists or individuals needing space for short term or concentrated work.
Duration of residency: 1 – 3 months
Fully Funded Grant: Artists selected by Thamgidi Foundation from Biennales and other international juried exhibitions get a fully funded residency grant worth 5000 euros. The Fully Funded Grant includes: Return airfare, material costs, health insurance, living expenses, stipend, excursions and support for experimental projects.
Residency Grants: From time to time, Thamgidi invites professional and emerging artists from different disciplines to take part in the residency program. Invited artists receive a Residency Grant worth 2000 euros for return airfare, material costs, living expenses and health insurance.
Guests invited by other institutions: Institutions that invite artists or people working in creative industries and need to use the Thamgidi Guest Studio should cover the costs of their invited guests. Institutions are however asked to make a small contribution for the use and maintenance of the residency.
Collaborated residencies: Thamgidi Foundation welcomes collaborated residency partnerships. This means that if an institution wants to partner with Thamgidi Foundation to give visibility to artists from a specific region or enable more artistic exchanges, Thamgidi will co – finance the Residency. This we do by either paying for travel or stipend, material, living or research costs.
Self-initiated residency: Due to the fact that the Thamgidi Foundation residency has no official open call for submission, artists who wish to apply for a residency fall under the self-initiated residency category. It is seldom but possible that Thamgidi Foundation accepts artists from all disciplines interested in using the Thamgidi Guest Studio. In this case, participants need to pay for all their costs. Thamgidi Foundation is open to support the successful applicants in a small way. This however depends on the proposed projects and availability of funding and space.
All guests using the Thamgidi Guest Studio prepare meals for themselves in the kitchen and clean the space for themselves, unless they have asked for the Thamgidi Catering and Cleaning Service. While in residency, the guests live alone as the Guest Studio is a small residency for one artist or a couple per time.
Guests who wish the Guest Studio to be cleaned for them should notify Thamgidi Foundation a week in advance. The cost for this service is 15 euros per hour.
A catering service is offered to guests invited by other institutions while in residency at the Thamgidi Guest Studio. The catering service Thamgidi Foundations offers is for lunch, dinner and special occasions - e.g. lecture evenings, business breakfast, meet the artists’ talks, etc. If guests have specific wishes they need to specify this in advance.
For guests interested in using our Catering Service, it is important for them to notify Thamgidi Foundation two weeks before arrival. For guests already in residency with busy schedules and need our catering service, we ask that these guests specify when they wish to eat at the Thamgidi Guest Studio.
The cost for the lunch and or evening meals per time including beverages (wine or soft drinks) and dessert is € 55 per person.
In House Welcome Package
An arrival service we provide to all our guests is a fully stocked fridge with an assortment of wines ranging from White wine – Rose and bubbles, an assortment of cheeses, smoked filet of salmon, chicken and roast beef, half full and full milk, Yoghurt, fresh orange juice, blood orange juice, butter and eggs.
Included in the welcome package are an assortment of cereals, bread, Jam, honey, sugar, a fruit basket, Nespresso coffee, virgin olive oil and an assortment of Red wines. All guests using Thamgidi Guest Studio do not have to pay anything for this. The welcome package is part of Thamgidi Foundation’s tradition, of hospitality and the spirit of Ubuntu. We offer this Package to all our artists in residency because we find it of great importance that their first week of residency is comfortable and stress free.
Welcome service offered to artists & benefits of being selected for the Thamgidi Residency
An extra welcome service we offer to all Thamgidi selected artists and participants from other disciplines is a welcome dinner at a restaurant, a fair well dinner at the residency, meet the artist drink, artist presentation luncheon / dinner for artists living longer than one month. Excursions within the Netherlands, visit to international Art Fairs and biennales e.g. Belgium, Koln, Paris, Venice, Marrakesh and Basel, depending on the month the artists are in residency.
Thamgidi Foundation also assists artists in expanding their network through connecting them with other institutions and galleries. Besides taking artists to Art Fairs, Thamgidi Foundation also invites selected guest artists to take part in the IFAA (International Festival and Artist in Residency Platform) taking place in different cities across the globe - ( www.ifaa-platform.org). Invited artists participate in a 3 months residency, including debates, cross disciplinary exchanges and an international exhibition that includes a catalogue. The artists selected for IFAA are not taken for a visit to the Art Fairs.