From the exhibition Stretching is a Matter of Spelling by Milena Bonilla and Natasha Papadopoulou (photo: Ilya Rabinovich)

From the exhibition Stretching is a Matter of Spelling by Milena Bonilla and Natasha Papadopoulou (photo: Ilya Rabinovich)
OPEN CALL for 2020 Program
15 May till 1 Aug 2019
Opening: Tuesday 0 0000 — 00:00 till 00:00 hrs

OPEN CALL for 2020 Program

atelierWG Foundation invites artists operating in any medium to organize an exhibition to be presented at puntWG, an exhibition space located in the centre of Amsterdam.

puntWG seeks to provide a platform for invited artists to temporarily own the space with a sense of freedom and responsibility to give form to their own programme and make contact with the public.

We encourage proposals for duo and group exhibitions that encourage dialogue between the artists and their work. We also invite proposals for one-person presentations on the basis that they seek interaction with other (relevant) individuals or groups through a public program.

We welcome proposals that include a rich public program of events such as artist talks, performances, screenings, (performative) lectures, dinners etc.

Artists will be selected on the basis of the quality of their proposal and their considered approach to using the space.

Each exhibition will last four weeks (including installation and de-installation times).

This call is not intended for curated group exhibitions.


The organization of both puntWG and Foundation atelierWG almost fully depends on volunteers. 

atelierWG Foundation provides selected artists with an open platform to realize their projects at puntWG. This includes the space and basic equipment, professional photo documentation and the production of printed matter to accompany each exhibition. As a small non-profit organization run by a group of artists, we unfortunately cannot provide financial support for production. puntWG’s team will issue acceptance letters for successful applicants to support their applications for external funding.

You can find the puntWG floorplan HERE.

Application guidelines:

Please send ONE pdf (max 10 mb) which includes the following documents in your email  submission:

  •       Full name, date and place of birth, postal address, phone number, e-mail and website
  •       CV, max two A4 pages per participating artists
  •       A proposal (max. 250 words) that includes a description of your exhibition and the public programme. Please be concise
  •       A short motivation for showing at puntWG
  •       A maximum of five supporting images
  •       Please indicate your preferable months for the exhibition and the times when you are not available. The more accurate you are, the better we can organize the calendar

Please indicate if you at the time of this application have already (partly) secured funding for the exhibition.

Proposals to be emailed to

The submission deadline is August 1st 2019.

All recipients will be notified before October 1st 2019.

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

Organization and programming of puntWG: Lily Lanfermeijer, Mila Lanfermeijer, Michelle Son, Maaike Anne Stevens and Tao G. Vrhovec Sambolec. 


Following the relocation of the hospital Wilhelmina Gasthuis in 1984, now the AMC – Academic Medical Center – artists, small business owners and residents have shaped and preserved the unique character and special site of WG in Amsterdam. Today a large number of artists are living and working on the grounds, including those who are part of atelierWG (in Pavilions 18 and 19). 

AtelierWG Foundation, established in 1989, houses 120 artists' studios as well as initiating projects in the fields of art and culture, including international exchanges and Open Studio routes.

In 2006 puntWG was created as an interdisciplinary exhibition space and platform for the arts, with a lively program of exhibitions, performances, concerts, lectures and discussions with the aim of initiating an open and broad discourse between artists and the public. PuntWG was initiated by the artists of atelierWG, who finance the space and organize its programming.

airWG, an artist-in-residence, opened in September 2015, hosting a guest studio for national and international artists with an emphasis on research and collaboration.


From the exhibition Stretching is a Matter of Spelling by Milena Bonilla and Natasha Papadopoulou (photo: Ilya Rabinovich)