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 had since 2013 a artist-in-residence program on a farm in the Noordoostpolder, the Netherlands. After making the barn suitable for non-agricultural activities and creating a guesthouse, we shaped our activities on the farm in the Noordoostpolder until the end of 2020 and offered artists, writers, musicians and other makers space to realize and present (new) works in relation to the unique environment that the Noordoostpolder offers and/or the specific space, consisting of the original stables. The production and presentation area were connected to each other. Whereby id11 fulfilled a pioneering function in the Noordoostpolder, as a production and presentation place for contemporary professional artists. As of August 1, 2021, id11 will join forces with the Bierumer School as a space for production and presentation.

As an artist initiative and platform, Bierumer School offers space for production and presentation, preserving the former school building as a public space for the village.

There are opportunities to preserve the unique identity of this old school and make it future-proof. Because of its history and anchoring in the country, the location lends itself to a broader range of disciplines and subjects. Bierum is the oldest village in Groningen and falls under the municipality of Eemsdelta, which includes Loppersum, Appingedam, Delfzijl and Bierum and the river Eems ending in the Wadden Sea. It is a dynamic area characterized by drowned villages, wind turbines and industry, rectilinear fields, a network of mars through nature, agriculture and (offshore) industry. In recent years, more and more high tech companies are also settling in the region, including Google in 2016. The Bierumer School invites interaction with the environment and community in Bierum and its surroundings. In 2021, Bierumer School will be an inland studio of the Mondriaan Fund.

During the work period, the Bierumer School will be open on weekends so that the work process can be followed by the public. The presentation spaces consist of a studio space of 64 square meters and an attic of 500 square meters. Behind the building is a schoolyard that can be used, as well as a lawn in front. Each work period concludes with a final presentation and artist talk.

There is a private living studio consisting of one room on the attic floor. This room has a kitchenette and further functions as a living room and bedroom. The shower and toilet are located on the ground floor.

Bierumer School is part of Noordenaars, a platform for presentation institutions and art initiatives in the Northern Netherlands. The Noordenaars includes Academy Minerva, Kunsthuis SYB, Media Art Friesland, Noorderlicht, SIGN and VHDG. The Noordenaars stand for experimentation, development of talent and the production of new art. These art institutions from the Northern Netherlands work together and create new opportunities for talents within the visual arts.

work period
The work period varies from a minimum of one month to a maximum of three months and is determined in consultation. The expenses amount to € 650, per month, where we can support artists with fund applications to cover the costs or work together in this.

Bierumer School invites artists for a work period.

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