open call

Midseason 22


dealine open call: 19 sept 23:59

Selection: 26 september

09 nov - 21 dec 2022

In between seasons het resort brings you: midseason.

A 6-week program focused on 6 starting artists who will develop more awareness of their own practice. During midseason, you will attend weekly meetings and meet up with former residents and other art professionals. You will go on field trips, do research and work towards a group exhibition.


This year's weekender exhibition will be on an old ship in the city center of Groningen. So be prepared to dive into the Groninger nautical history. You will dive into the archives of Museum aan der Aa (former: Noordelijk Scheepvaartmuseum / Northern nautical museum), Groninger Archieven and Groninger Museum and create new work inspired by these archives.



Deadline application: 19 september 23:59

Selection: 27 september

Apply by filling in < this form >

We ask for: personal info / motivation of why you want to participate / information about your practice / portfolio (max 10 mb, max 10 works, max 15 pages)

^ last year's midseason



A 6-week program created around the needs of starting artists. A 6-week residency in Groningen, a group show on a beautiful ship, an artist fee, fee for material and travel costs,  new contacts, coaching by former resort artists and SYB CIRCLES members (Kunsthuis SYB). And a whole lot of reflection plus… of course your own wearable resort souvenir and your portrait in our hall of forever fame.



Your time and full attention - it will be a very packed time consuming program as you create new work and do research. If you join the midseason program we suggest you keep November 9 - December 20 free from other projects.

Be open - You will participate in a group show and the program will be a group process. So you have to be open to work together and reflect on each other.

Create new work - you’ll create a new site-specific work on a ship and present your research at the Der Aa-Kerk.




*Dates subject to change

9 NOVEMBER – 20 DECEMBER  residency

16 – 18 DECEMBER exhibition


9 NOVEMBER  #1 A light and fun introduction / 1 former resort artist

10 NOVEMBER  #2 Present 1 work that speaks your ouvre / 2 SYB circles


17 NOVEMBER #3 visiting the depots / 2 former resort artists

18 NOVEMBER #4 concept exhibition + writing project plans / 1 art professional


24 NOVEMBER #5 studio visit / 1 resort artist

25 NOVEMBER  #6 project plans discussion / 1 external curator


1 DECEMBER  #7 how to write about your work / 1 SYB circles

2 DECEMBER  #8 online presence


13 – 16 DECEMBER #9 Build-up

16 – 18 DECEMBER #10 Exhibition + artist talk

19 – 20 DECEMBER Build-off



  • you are graduated from a dutch art school (BFA) in 2020, 2021 or 2022
  • you are a self-taught artist and had your first exhibitions/projects in 2020, 2021 or 2022
  • you want to expand your network and invest in new relations
  • you are open to criticism and want to know how fellow artists, curators and art critics perceive you and your work
  • you are able to stay in Groningen for a period of 6 weeks (housing for non-Groningen artists will be provided by het resort)
  • you are registered as a business and can sent an invoice for your fee



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

  • 3 artists that graduated from Academie Minerva Groningen, and 3 artists from academies in the rest of the Netherlands / or self-taught in Groningen - rest of NL
  • your motivation
  • the artistic-quality of your work
  • healthy mix of people, schools and discipline




Yes, you can apply if you have graduated from an art school no longer than 3 years ago (2020-2022).

Yes, this is a full-time program.

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

No, you can not apply if you have a master's degree. This program focuses on a different level of experience. But if you think you’re in need of this program, convince us!

Yes, you will receive an artist fee and can send us an invoice on forehand for €752,- VAT excluded. This is 50% of the fair pay guideline, 100% depending on subsidies.

Yes, you will get a compensation for materials of €250.

Yes, you will get compensation for travel expenses for traveling due to the program

Yes, any other expenses are your own responsibility.

Yes, this program is in English.



Do you want to know how others perceived the previous editions of the program?

Read more here or here.

HET RESORT IS supported by:

Mondriaan Fund, Gemeente Groningen