The Weight of Words, performance by Manuela Lucia Tessie.a.
The Weight of Words, performance by Manuela Lucia Tessie.a.
OPEN CALL program 2018
20 May till 31 Jul 2017

Deadline submission: 31 July 2017

AtelierWG Foundation invites visual artists to organize a two-person exhibition accompanied by a series of events to be presented at the project space puntWG during 2018.

AtelierWG believes that artists have a unique sensibility when interacting with other artists and when reflecting on each other’s work. With this invitation atelierWG seeks to provide artists with the opportunity to profit from its exhibition space and its central location in Amsterdam.

Our focus for 2018 is on proposals that respond to and explore the format of a two-person exhibition. This could be in the form of an existing duo, first time collaboration or other forms of collaboration. The key word is ‘dialogue’.

We look for proposals that combine additional events such as performance, screening, lecture, artist talk, dinner etcetera. Each artist is offered three-four weeks to realize and present his or her project (including setting up and taking down). The artists will be selected on the basis of the experimental quality of their proposal and an innovative approach to the use of the exhibition space.

Funding and support

AtelierWG Foundation will provide the space: puntWG, as well as publicity and support where possible. The selected artists are responsible for production costs.

Application guidelines

Please include the following documents in your submission:

  • A PDF with the following information: full name, postal address, phone number, e-mail and website
  • CV, max 2 A4
  • Presentation proposal of max. 300 words: idea for an exhibition/ event plan, the motivation for showing at puntWG and the artists with whom you wish to collaborate.
  • A maximum of five images in jpg format, 2MB all together
  • Please indicate the preferred period of time for you to exhibit, and indicate also when you are not The more accurate you are, the better for the planning.

All applications, with enclosures, should be sent, by email only, to:

The submission deadline is 31 July 2017.

All applicants will be notified before 15 August 2017.

For general information and questions regarding puntWG, please contact team puntWG:


AtelierWG is an artists’ studio complex located in two buildings of the former Wilhelminagasthuis hospital. It is situated in the Hallendistrict in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. With its 120 studios, atelierWG is the largest artists’ studio complex in the Netherlands.

PuntWG is an artist-run experimental project- and presentation space and is part of atelierWG. It offers a lively program of exhibitions, performances, concerts, lectures and discussions, organized both by artists from within and outside atelierWG.

In addition, puntWG collaborates with airWG (the artist-in-residence program), which was launched more than a year ago. PuntWG is financially supported by the artists of atelierWG.

The programming is in the hands of team puntWG: Noa Giniger, Frank Mandersloot, Anna Volkova and Vincent Vulsma.

Opening hours

puntWG is open on weekends from   14.00 tot 18.00 hrs and extra opening hours as shown  in the above item.

And also by appointment


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The Weight of Words, performance by Manuela Lucia Tessie.a.
The Weight of Words, performance by Manuela Lucia Tessie.a.