On a former flower bulb farm, in the impressive polder area of the Noordoostpolder, id11 offers artists, writers, musicians and other creators the time and space to focus on their work.

about id11
Artist initiative id11 organised from 2008 - 2016 artist residencies and provided exhibition spaces where artistic experimentation is nurtured in Delft, the Netherlands. The artist-in-residence programs where hosted at temporary locations. id11 has since 2013 a permanent artist-in-residence program on a farm in the Noordoostpolder, the Netherlands.

The artist-in-residence is located in the Noordoostpolder (North-East-polder); an area of new land extracted from the sea and devised on the drawing table by Cornelis Lely. Whose 1891 plan formed the basis for what were to become the Zuiderzeewerken. The Zuiderzeewerken are a man made system of dams, land reclamation and water drainage works, the largest hydraulic engineering project undertaken by the Netherlands during the twentieth century. The project involved the damming of the Zuiderzee, a large, shallow inlet of the North Sea, and the reclamation of land in the newly enclosed water using polders. Its main purposes are to improve flood protection and create additional land for agriculture. In the 1930's the Zuiderzee was closed to the North Sea. Since then, it has been called the IJsselmeer. The Noordoostpolder was fully drained on 9 September 1942. The Noordoostpolder area is characterised by agriculture, fruit growing and tulip fields. The open space of the Noordoostpolder is impressive; it is a place where you can once again admire the stars. At the same time you are within reach of cities such as Leeuwarden, Groningen, Zwolle and Lelystad. In the neighbourhood there are two museums. Museum Schokland is located in the old village, which was an island before the process of drainage. Museum Nagele is located in the new village, which was designed by i.a. Gerrit Rietveld in the 1950's. Nagele is the last of ten villages in the Noordoostpolder.

Rutten is situated in the Noordoostpolder and is a part of Flevoland the youngest province of the Netherlands. Rutten is the most Northern village of the Noordoostpolder. The first farms/houses of Rutten date back to 1953. Rutten is located in a predominantly agricultural area. The nearest store is 6 km away, but every week, on Monday, the area is served by a SRV (mobile store). Because the stores are not just around the corner we offer the possibility to join our vegetarian and organic meals (an extra charge for food will be required).

time and space
For artists of all disciplines who need a place where they can focus and concentrate on their work or on a project. id11 offers, besides accommodation and working conditions, time and space. Too much time of an artists everyday life is consumed by 'anything and everything'. At AiR HET TIJDELIJK VERBLIJF you will have the possibilities for concentration and contemplation around your art practice, with not much interference and temptations of any kind, except for hikes and a stroll (with the dog) to the IJsselmeer.


The residence program takes maximum of one month and it is up to the artist to concluded the working period with a presentation in the form of a public show. Artists also have the possibility to present their project proposal and explain their work with an Artist Talk and be in dialog with the public.

The living accommodation of the resident artist is a pleasant room which brings you back to a 1970's atmosphere. The room has a private bathroom with shower and toilet and is suitable for a maximum of two persons. In Spring/Summer months we also offer the Caravan Club as a second possible accommodation. The caravan is suitable for one person and has, dependent on the number of resident artists, a shared bathroom. A third accommodation is the attic of the stable, used in the Spring/Summer for a small group, like a theater group or band. Internet is available.


project space - working space
For working space id11 offers different possibilities. There is a large outdoor area, a workshop, a stable used for working-, project- and exhibition space, former huge icebox for tulip bulbs and the large attic of the stable used also for working. Regularly the bright painting- /drawing studio is available. In consultation it will be verified which space is available and the most suitable.

The cost for the AiR, excluding meals, is €650,- per month. For 2 persons the price is an additional €150,-. A shorter working period is possible for €25,- p.p. a day. id11 is a non-profit organisation without any operating grants/funding for their artist-in-residence in the Noordoostpolder.

application form
There is no deadline for submitting a project proposal. Interested in our artist-in-residence program, send an e-mail or use the application form. The application form you can download here.

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