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Open Call 2024
The Symbio Kunstprijs draws attention to the imbalance between humans and nature.

On this page, you will find all the information about the Symbio Kunstprijs 2024.

Stichting Symbio invites visual artists to submit a design where the connection with the foundation's focus areas and the degree of impact of the artwork are important evaluation criteria. Read all about the foundation here >

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Symbio Kunstprijs 2023 


For whom

For the third time, Stichting Symbio is organizing an open call for the Symbio Kunstprijs. The foundation strongly invites visual artists who can offer new perspectives on ingrained traditions. Creators who have the courage to depict a world in transition towards a sustainable future.

Collaboration Oerol Festival and Arcadia-Paradys

This open call is a collaboration between the Symbio Foundation, the Oerol Festival and Arcadia-Paradys. The winning work will be presented for ten days in June 2025 during Oerol (Terschelling) and then, until the end of August 2025, at the international visual art exhibition Paradys (Leeuwarden), which is part of Arcadia 2025. The assessment of the entries will consider how and to what extent the design relates to the special location at Oerol, but also to what extent the work can be moved and/or re-realized at Paradys. This will of course be discussed with the winning artist.


The jury

The professional jury consists of Marin de Boer (creative producer Expedition program Oerol), Jan Pieter Ekker (chief art editor of Het Parool), Hans den Hartog Jager (art critic and artistic director Paradys 2025), Judith Spijksma (curator of Modern Art at the Fries Museum), and Zoro Feigl (visual artist). Hein de Graaf (visual artist) and Gemma Reuten (chair) are representing Stichting Symbio. The coordinator is Marijke Tiemersma (Hollandse Luchten).

The prize 

In addition to all the exposure at both events, the prize consists of two monetary awards: an amount of €7,500 as an artist's fee and an amount of a maximum of €15,000 for the realization of the work of art. Both amounts include VAT. The location, time and duration of the artwork or project to be realized for the realization of the artwork is the responsibility of the Symbio Foundation. The submission must include a project plan plus budget that includes realization costs and fees. See further under conditions.

Closing date  

Entries can be submitted until November 1st, 2024. Entries received after November 1st 2024 will not be included.

Guidance for the artist(s)

The designer of the winning work will be guided in terms of content, artistry and production during the realization process by the Symbio Foundation, Oerol Festival and Arcadia-Paradys.


Do you want to join? You can download the entry form below if you want to participate in this national art prize. You can e-mail this to Marijke Tiemersma (Coordinator Symbio Kunstprijs) The submission period closes on March 1, 2023.

More information

If you would like to contact us about the Symbio Kunstprijs, please email or call Marijke Tiemersma, coordinator of the Symbio Kunstprijs or (+31) 0651366709.

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Terms and criteria 

Terms and criteria

  1. You register with the fully completed form (and attachments) and send them no later than November 1st, 2024.

  2. You have completed a visual arts course at one of the art academies in the Netherlands or abroad. 

  3. You know how to convincingly express your conceptual principles in form, material and technique.

  4. In your project plan you motivate how your work offers a new perspective for a world in transition to a sustainable future.

Selection procedure

Based on the above criteria, the jury will compile a shortlist of three entries. A follow-up interview will be held with these three candidates. The winner will be announced based on that outcome. No correspondence will be entered into regarding jury decisions.

Termination clause 

If the winner of the Symbio Art Prize does not adhere to production agreements, planning and budget without a clear and previously stated reason, the organization of the prize can reclaim the amount of money in whole or in part. Submission for the Symbio Art Prize means that you agree to this termination clause.

PR and communication around participation 
Submission for the Symbio Kunstprijs means that parties agree to the communication prior to, during and after the presentation of the winning artwork.


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