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.
First and foremost NUCLEO focuses on visual artists. In exceptional cases other artistic disciplines, creative entrepreneurs and cultural organisations can also acquire a workspace.
NUCLEO’s target group consists of professional visual artists: people whose intention is to perform their artistic activities in a professional capacity, in other words to build up an artistic career and if possible to derive their income from it. In any case, priority goes to visual artists.
NUCLEO’s intention is to focus especially on artists who are just starting out. It is from recently graduated artists that the greatest demand for workspace comes, since after their training they lose the studio they have been used to at college. What is more, their financial position at the start of their artistic caeer is particularly precarious. But for the synergy it creates and their exemplary role it is important that a building also accommodates more experienced artists.
Nucleo also offers places to collectives engaged in mutual collaboration in terms of artistic production, reflection and/or presentations and hybrid art forms.
Other artistic disciplines (performing arts, literature, etc.) can also exceptionally take accommodation in our buildings when the facilities lend themselves specifically to this purpose.
Creative entrepreneurs can only be accommodated in NUCLEO’s studios if they work on artistic foundations and not purely commercially.
Cultural organisations can also apply to NUCLEO if their work is related to NUCLEO’S outlook and is able to offer added value for the artists in residence. Organisations with purely commercial objectives do not qualify.