Open Call Residency Jatiwangi art Factory

For designers, architects and spatial practitioners who want to explore tanah (earth, clay, land, soil, ground) in the context of the local Jatiwangi community in Indonesia.

12 September 2024

closing date

€ 4.500

subsidy amount

two months in 2025

residency periods

Important information

what is the objective of this call?

Founded in 2005, Jatiwangi art Factory (JaF) is an artistic collective of multimedia artists, musicians, designers and curators working from a former roof-tile factory in Majalengka, Indonesia. JaF's artistic practice focuses on its local community, their relationship to the land, and the Jatiwangi district's terracotta industry.

Clay and community empowerment are therefore central to all of JaF's artistic and cultural activities. They work with media from visual arts to video to curate exhibitions, make radio broadcasts, launch educational programmes and workshops, hold festivals, and create music with a terracotta ensemble. Since 2005, JaF has also been working with the people of Jatiwangi to create a collective consciousness and identity for the region. The long-term project Kota Terrakota (Terracotta city) looks at tanah not only as a raw material, but also as land, as territory, and as a concept. In a series of artistic and cultural activities around this theme, JaF is engaging with local communities such as farmers, entrepreneurs and governments to bring about at a shared vision for the future of the area's terracotta industry. Their aim is to reshape Jatiwangi according to the wishes of the community, while preserving the cultural landscape and promoting a new clay culture.

The residency at JaF offers designers, architects and spatial practitioners the opportunity to conduct research, expand their network and develop new work with a focus on (the interrelationship between) the region's landscape, the communities surrounding JaF, and the locally available resources.

Accommodation at JaF
The accommodation at JaF is a small private container house, furnished with two single beds and a bathroom/toilet.

who is this open call intended for?

Applications may be submitted by individual designers, architects and spatial practitioners based in the Kingdom of the Netherlands (the Netherlands, Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao, Saba, Sint Eustatius and Sint Maarten) who have had a professional practice within the creative industry for at least four years.

It is not possible to apply for duos, collectives or collaborations. It is also not possible to apply for practitioners who currently receive funding through the Creative Industry Fund NL's Talent Development Grant Scheme.

how do you prepare an application?

In order to prepare the application, it is important to acquire the right information based on the following documents:

open call residency Jatiwangi art Factory

Applications are assessed on the basis of the Open Call Residency Jatiwangi art Factory. This describes the purpose and objective, key questions, criteria and procedure.

grant application guidelines

The Grant Application Guidelines - open call provide guidance and tips on preparing a grant application. You can use them to draw up your application as completely as possible.

what is assessed?

Applications are assessed on the basis of the Open Call Residency Jatiwangi art Factory and the Open Call Grant Scheme.

assessment criteria

- Artistic quality of the work;
- Quality of the development plan;
- Motivation in relation to the goals of the residency

what happens to your application?


When you have submitted your application, the Fund Desk will check if your application complies with the formal requirements of the Open Call Grant Scheme.


An independent advisory committee will evaluate your application on the basis of the criteria and requirements set out in the Open Call Residency Jatiwangi art Factory and the Open Call Grant Scheme. The committee advises the Fund’s Board.


The assessment of the open call is similar to a tender. This means that, within the available budget, a number of proposals will be preferred over other ones. Only positively assessed projects will be supported.


The board takes account of the advisory committee’s advice in its decision on the rejection or provision of a grant. You will be notified of the result by means of a decision.


If you receive a grant from the Fund you will have to comply with the obligations. Two weeks before the conclusion of your project, you will be requested by email to submit your accountability form in the Fund’s application environment.

important documents

Hoe kom je tot een overtuigende aanvraag?

tip 1

be clear and do not repeat yourself

tip 2

get to know the local context

tip 3

ask for feedback and fine-tune your proposal

Steps to take

Do you want to apply for a subsidy under this open call?

Start your application
do you have any questions?

If anything is not clear, please send your question by e-mail to the Internationalisation programme team. You can also phone 010 436 16 00. If you have a more general question, read the frequently asked questions first.