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Those participating in DIVA’s artists in residence programme will reap the benefits of time for research, the space and tools required for experimentation as well as expert support in their specific field.     

A residency at DIVA is the chance of a lifetime to grow as a maker and to reflect on your work and creatively explore new ideas. It is also an opportunity to benefit from access to the museum’s excellent specialist library and to become better acquainted with the rich and diverse museum collection.  

Meeting the public and other experts and professionals from the sector is an essential part of the residency. Leading makers, curators, theoreticians and gallery owners will visit DIVA' atelier during your residency and provide personalised feedback. Residents also have the opportunity to address and engage with the public. This will take the form of a DIVA talk and presentation of your work at DIVA.


DIVA offers each resident:  

  • reimbursement of travel and accommodation costs up to €1,500 

  • a work and production budget up to €1,500 


A residency at DIVA's atelier lasts three months.     

Number of residencies?

DIVA selects four residents per year: two in the spring and two in the autumn.   

Selection criteria     

The museum nominates a team of experts to choose the candidates, who need to have successfully completed a relevant course in the field of jewellery design and silversmithing.   


As a jewellery designer or silversmith, you can apply for a residency at DIVA's atelier at any time of the year. Once a year - in November – DIVA selects the residents for the following year. If you wish to be considered for a residency in 2023, please ensure that the museum receives your application by November 6th 2022.     


Your application should consist of a motivation letter and a project proposal describing what you wish to achieve during the residency. DIVA favours projects that contribute to the resident’s artistic development.    

Please use the form below to submit your application. The next deadline is November 6th 2022.  


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