DordtYart is a versatile new space for contemporary art that actively searches for alternative connections between artists, the visiting public, the work and the art market. Housed in the Biesboschhal, a converted former shipping yard, resident and commissioned artists create new work in an open-plan work and exhibition space.
Artists produce and exhibit side by side. DordtYart’s unique architecture and location, an industrial building surrounded by water, offers particular inspiration. DordtYart encourages the development of artworks that take the specificities of the location into account.
Artists-in-Residence have access to a workshop, technical support and have ample space for experimentation. DordtYart envisions its program as anopportunity for artists to engage in focused creation and specialized research. DordtYart aim to invite international artists whose work is of a high artistic quality and we endeavor to provide a professional environment that facilitates deep investigation and rich results.
Due to the open layout of the working/exhibition space, visitors to DordtYart are able to directly interact with artists and, with repeated visits, view the development of their projects. Communication between artists and the public is a vital part of the DordtYart ethos.
Artists are resident for a period of three months and at its end will present their work to the public in an evening lecture. The completed work will then be exhibited at DordtYart for an agreed period.
Various tools are available as well as basic technical support from the DordtYart team.
The hall has a shared work space of 120m², equipped with computers and drawing tables. This space can be used for light preparation work, e.g. building of scale models. This work space is directly connected to the hall of 1600m² and the four pavilions of 50m² which function as open-plan but separate studios.
Artists share a large house, located 300m from the Biesboschhal.
Disciplines: Architecture, Film, Media Art, Multi Media, Sculpture, Stone Carving, Visual Arts, Woodcraft
Founded: 2011 Language: Dutch and English Location: DordtYart is located in the Biesboschhal, a former shipyard in de Stadswerven (the city wharf) of Dordrecht. It is a culturally and historically significant site with a large amount of space and a unique character.
Duration: 1 April 2013 until 30 June 2013 or 1 July 2013 until 30 September 2013
Paid by artist:
There is no financial contribution required for the artist, but a contribution in time (effort) and quality.
Paid by host:
DordtYart provides a residence in which meals and a compensation for daily expenses are included. Travel costs to and from the Netherlands are not included, but may be negotiated in exceptional cases, at the discretion of the hosts. There are possibilities to receive a fee; the amount of this fee depends on the work of art that will be realized.
Materials and technical assistance will be provided by DordtYart and the site specific work of art will be removed after the exhibition, therefore the investment in the work of art is strongly limited. If a work of art is transportable, the work of art remains the property of the artist who will transport the work of art after the exhibition, or the work of art is the joint ownership of DordtYart and the artist.
Depending on the made agreements on the destination and the ownership of the work of art, compensation is available for investment in the work of art.
For information about AIR DordtYart Dordrecht: transartists.com
Download the Application Form for the DordtYart Artist-in-Residence Programme