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 three 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.

Residency information:

    Paid by the Resident
  • Travel expenses
  • Living expenses
  • Most material costs
  • Health insurance and other insurances
    Paid For and Supplied by airWG
  • Rent
  • A work-budget of 350 euro
  • Utilities (incl. electricity, heating, water, & Wi-Fi)
  • Opportunity to host an exhibition/event in our puntWG gallery
  • Invitations and other marketing for your exhibition
  • Introduction to the Amsterdam art world
  • 24/7 access to the studio
  • Fully equipped kitchen, living room, bathroom & studio (please note this is a no smoking space)
  • A museum card, which gives you free entrance to most of the museums in the Netherlands, inclusive Amsterdam

Note: Visa, health insurance and personal insurance is the responsibility of the artist.

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.








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 volunteering group of artists, who are interested to host an (inter)national artist in residency program at their studio building in Amsterdam:  Rob ter Haar, Hugo Palmar,, Els van der Graaf, Eva GonggrijpHermelinde Hergenhahn and Tatjana Macic.

Many Thanks go out to our former team members Anthea Bush, Antoinette Nausikaä, Rody Luton,Holger Nikisch, Nicholas Burman, Stannie Vliegenthart, Jorien van Santen and BarBara Hanlo for making airWG a reality and to Meinke Horn, Ron Zijlstra, Pauline Wiertz and housing association Stadgenoot for the renovation of the studio.

New airWG blog

A space in which we will be documenting our activities and content related to our resident artists, interviews, and reflections on their practices - and ours.