In 2003 we wrote the first version of our present allocation policy with the aim of allocating studios objectively and transparently. This policy was updated in 2015.
We must say straight away that the allocation of a workspace is always specific to each applicant. In addition, an allocation policy is never finished. It evolves with the organisation and available studio spaces.
Visual artists: The artist’s practice must be based on a contemporary frame of reference where elements of research and reflection occupy a significant position in the artistic process. The works of art may be in a variety of media, and must display an intrinsic expressive power. It is the expressive quality of the work that takes priority, not the aesthetic aspect or the mastery of a technique.
Creative entrepreneurs: The entrepreneur’s practice must operate on the basis of an artistic vision in which elements of experiment, research and exploration play an important part. This results in high-quality work that is not purely functional, but also incorporates a strong artistic component.
Cultural organisations: The organisation must operate on the basis of an artistic vision and have artistic objectives, or objectives that are in line with NUCLEO’s activities. The organisation must offer added value to NUCLEO in the form of possible presentations by or collaboration with resident artists.
The quality of work, the artist’s motivation and professionalism of artistic practice are of decisive importance in the assessment. For this reason we evaluate the prospects for development. Concrete plans for artistic creations may also play a part.
An admissible application consists of:
Your CV should contain the most important information about your artistic practice with an emphasis on the last 2 to 3 years. Lists of exhibitions (solo or group shows), events, commissions, awards, publications, sales etc., mentioning dates. Also state any extracurricular activities such as lectureships, advisory and committee functions.
The visual documentation should be at least 20 pictures of your work from the last 2 to 4 years, indicating title, year, dimensions and media used.
With written context for the work (max. 500 words) we expect an explanation of the work and your evolving artistic practice. Describe the content and artistic principles and how they are reflected in your work and in your practice. Describe, if applicable, any collaboration with others and what your part was in it.
In your motivation for the use of the workspace you inform us what the studio will be used for, intensity of use, your reasons for applying, and possible concrete plans for artistic projects,...
For organisations and creative entrepreneurs an admissible application consists of