De Besturing – Open call HIDE OUT 2022, Den Haag

De Besturing is a community of over 40 artists, designers and other makers run by a foundation. The foundation together with the tenants has run the studio-complex at the Binckhorst in The Hague since 2006. The foundation owns the building since 2017 and is financially independent. Besides individual studios, we have several shared workshops and project spaces. From our own experience, we know that time and space to challenge your own boundaries and ideas is crucial to set up a unique professional practice. That's why De Besturing launches HIDE OUT, a talent programme for makers in The Hague. In short, it aims to stimulate artistic practices and creative entrepreneurship by providing space and coaching (both artistic and business) to other collectives and individual students.
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Hide Out is the talent program of De Besturing. We offer affordable studio spaces and guidance for artists and designers at the start of their professional practice.
The program has been run by the people of De Besturing since 2018 and is financially supported by the municipality of The Hague for the program 2022-2025.
This program offers a 180 m2 project space to a group of recently graduated artists for the period of 3 years. The space is situated at the ground floor of Saturnusstraat 89. It has its own entrance. The rent is 1000 euros excluding heating.
The group is selected by a committee of members of De Besturing and former participants of the program. The open call is supported by Stroom Den Haag. The group consists of 4 - 6 members and has three coaches during the 3 year program.
The program is designed by the group and coaches to fit the needs of the collective.
Hide Out offers you the chance to set up your own ‘creative hub' within De Besturing as a collective of makers. A place to work, think and play hard with a group of like-minded people for a period of three years! You can create and exhibit new work, and simultaneously, develop a strong organisational backbone for the collective.
- A large studio space (ca. 180 m2) for three years on the ground floor of De Besturing (Saturnusstraat 89-91, The Hague), including: - 24/7 access - your own entrance - toilets, kitchen and heating system - freedom to adapt the space to your needs - all necessary permits to organise public events - guidance and support during a three year period.
- Access to De Besturing, meaning: - Workshops for: wood, metal, ceramics and textile - project spaces - network of 40+ people
- A collective of at least 5 ‘makers' (fine art, design, architecture, etc)
- Each maker has a professional practice and a cooperative mindset
- Preferably, a combination of various disciplines
- People that are socially aware and sensitive to others
- You are open to learn and develop as a group

- Possibility for a visit to check out the space and ask questions (by appointment only): 9, 10 & 11 July, 2022.
- Application deadline: 21 August, 2022.
- Interviews: 29 August 9:00 - 17:00 hrs.
- We aim to start a contract on 1 October 2022.

Send an email to including a PDF with the following:
- Motivation: a short text explaining why your collective and De Besturing are a good match.
- A plan: a description of the aims of your collective in the upcoming three years and how you're going to achieve this, supported by a financial plan.
- Biographies: names and a short description of the backgrounds and professional practice of the members of the collective, with links to websites / recent works.
- By applying to this open call, you participate in a talent program initiated by De Besturing and partly financed by the city of The Hague.
- The studio space is available for three (3) years. (It is likely that a collective will be ready for the next step - for example: setting up their own studio complex - after three years. De Besturing will support the collective throughout this transition, and
- Costs: 1.000,- euros/month excluding 21% VAT; including electricity, water and wifi; excluding heating costs (gas).
- Cancellation period of the contract is 3 months.
- You start off with individual contracts. It is required that you organize the collective formally - for example: as a foundation or cooperative - with its own bank account and VAT number before January 2023.
For questions about the HIDE OUT program, you can reach out to Aldo Kroese or Katerina Sidorova via:

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