Model 2050 - Artist Residency_SummerSchool
Residency The Fifth Season organizes it's third Summer School.
The Summer School is a eight day program for art academy students and recent graduates of higher art education. During the Summer School we challenge a new generation of artists to collaborate and work within the field of psychiatry.
We are looking for a small group of starting artists for this year's summerschool program in Amsterdam North: Collaborating with mental health care clients, join an intensive guest program with artists and health care professionals and build on a three week group exhibition at the start of the cultural season at Beautiful Distress House NDSM. Facilitated by artist Dirk van Lieshout, Curator and Director of Het Vijfde Seizoen Esther Vossen and myself, you will explore the psychiatric domain of Amsterdam.
I have been a participant of the Summer School myself two years ago - in the year before my graduation. Not only has the program itself been very useful in my artist practice but also provided me with useful contacts and assignments long afterwards.
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More about the Fifth Season and it’s Summer School:
The Fifth Season [Het Vijfde Seizoen] is an artist residency located at one of the oldest mental health institutes in The Netherlands in Den Dolder (Utrecht, The Netherlands). Professional artists stay here for one season. Since 1998 over hundreds of artists have worked in The Fifth Season. It is an inspiring place and remarkable to see how each artist picks his/her own angle and approaches the psychiatry from a personal point of view. In 2015 the residency won the Elisabeth van Thüringenprize for the best art project in Dutch healthcare.
The residency runs an exhibition space together with Beautiful Distress Foundation @ NDSM wharf in Amsterdam.
In 2017 the residency started a Summer School for artists. Former residents of The Fifth Season Marieke Zwart, Dirk van Lieshout and curator/director Esther Vossen organise the summer school to challenged a new generation of artists to collaborate and work within the field of psychiatry.