Call for Applications for a Curator-in-Residence in Amsterdam 2013

In the autumn of 2013 a curator-in-residence programme provides the opportunity to a curator or cultural critic to spend a month in Amsterdam. The programme is a joint initiative of the Amsterdam Goethe-Institut and the cultural centre Castrum Peregrini. The invited curator will have the opportunity to develop new projects and programmes, and to build or deepen his or her contacts with Dutch art organizations and cultural practitioners.

The residency is to take place between September and December 2013, the exact period will be determined in accordance with the invited curator. The curator-in-residence is requested to stay in Amsterdam throughout the residency.



Applicants should have a minimum of two years curatorial experience and must be based in Germany.


To apply for the curator-in-residence programme, please send:

  • a letter of motivation and a short statement about projects or research topics envisaged for the residency (no more than 1.000 words)
  • a Curriculum Vitae and a list of publications
  • documentation about past curatorial work.

All applications must be sent via e-mail to: Melanie Bühler, Goethe-Institut Amsterdam;


Deadline: 15 April 2013


The scholarship comprises free accommodation and a stipend of 1.200,00 euro. Travel costs to and from Amsterdam will also be reimbursed.

A furnished 2-bedroom apartment with kitchen and bathroom is provided by Castrum Peregrini, which is situated in the centre of Amsterdam on the Herengracht, at five minutes’ walking distance from the Goethe-Institut, which is also located on the Herengracht. Free W-Lan is provided.

At the time of the German occupation of the Netherlands during World War II, the apartment served as a hiding-place for young German Jews, who were protected by the exiled German poet and journalist Wolfgang Frommel and the painter Gisèle van Waterschoot van der Gracht. The apartment has remained largely unchanged since then, and is used to day for residencies, salons and art projects.