airWG offers a fantastic opportunity to be part of an exciting and innovative artist-led space in the city of Amsterdam, providing time and space to develop, test and show your work and ideas....

Featuring a light and spacious studio apartment the program is open to visual artists, performance artists, designers, researchers and writers for a period of four months.

Participants are provided with a private studio and living space of 70m2 situated on the ground floor of Pavilion 18, which houses a community of artists. At the close of the residency period, the resident is invited to present the outcome of their residency in an exhibition or presentation at the puntWG Gallery an interdisciplinary exhibition space situated in the same complex.

The complex is located on the corner of Eerste Helmersstraat and Marius van Bouwdijk Bastiaansestraat, near the Vondelpark and the Museum Quarter, with good public transport and many shops and restaurants around the corner.

The residency features:

  • 24-hour access to studio
  • Heating
  • WIFI
  • Fully equipped kitchen, living room, bathroom & studio
  • Opportunity to participate in an exhibition in our artist run gallery puntWG
  • Rental fee all inclusive €750 per month
  • Deposit €300 required on acceptance


The results of the residency should be documented in some ways and be available in digital form to be included on the airWG website.


For artists duos, or artists nominated by partner organizations, a different rate applies. Please contact us for more details.


Applications for 3 month periods of:

August, September, October 2017 and November, December, January 2017 /2018 are now welcome. Deadline: 1st of March 2017






airWG is a think tank and laboratory for (creative) projects, new forms of cooperation and collaboration aimed at experimentation and artistic development.

The atelierWG Foundation was established in 1989, following the relocation of the hospital Wilhelmina Gasthuis now the AMC – Academic Medical Center – artists, small business owners and residents have shaped and preserved the unique character and special site of WG in Amsterdam. Today a large number of artists are living and working on the grounds, including those who are part of atelierWG (in Pavilions 18 and 19) the initiator of the airWG residency program.
atelierWG has developed numerous art activities, hosted exhibitions, including monthly open studio events, and has organised international exchanges with artists’ collectives.
Since 2006, atelierWG has its own gallery exhibition space,  puntWG. It offers an interdisciplinary project space and stage for the arts, with a lively programme of exhibitions, performances, concerts, lectures and discussions.
As of September 2015, atelierWG has started an artist in residence program, airWG.

airWG is organised and coördinated by the airWG team, a group of visual artists, who are interested to host an (inter)national artist in residency program at their studio building in Amsterdam:  atelierWG board member Holger Nickisch, Antoinette Nausikaä, Anthea Bush and Rody Luton.

Many Thanks go to Meinke Horn, Ron Zijlstra and housing association Stadgenoot for the renovation of the studio.

Open Call

airWG is a new artist-in-residence space in the heart of Amsterdam!

Applications for 3 month periods of: August, September, October 2017 and November, December, January 2017 /2018 are now welcome.

Deadline: 1st of March 2017

We welcome applications from individual artists and researchers.

Artists and organisations interested in the artist-in-residency can contact the coordinators of airWG via CONTACT on this website.