Schloss Hollenegg for Design and Dutch Invertuals are joining forces, and invite you to apply for the Residency Program 2023 at Schloss Hollenegg, which will focus on the forest and its primary resource: wood.

The residency program will run from Friday 7th to Friday 28th of July. During the three weeks designers will take inspiration from the history of Schloss Hollenegg, and working in relation to the woodland near the castle, they will produce contextual work, investigating the balance between humans and nature. The designers will participate in excursions and lectures and will be put in contact with potential production partners that will help them develop their ideas into functioning projects. Throughout the process, they will be mentored by curators Wendy Plomp and Alice Liechtenstein. The projects fruit of these cooperations will be exhibited in 2024 at Schloss Hollenegg and at Dutch Invertuals in Eindhoven.

The residency offers accommodation in single or double rooms, one meal a day, the use of a kitchen and covers travelling expenses.


Submit a portfolio, in PDF format (max 6 MB and 10 pages) to:
Your portfolio should show a strong personal style, high-quality work, conceptual thinking skills, research skills, and knowledge of material use and production techniques; it should include a biography, a resume, and a motivational statement.

Your motivational statement should answer at least the following questions: What is your interest in forests, the environment and the material wood? In which way do you think you would benefit from the residency? What can the other participants learn from you? What are your core competencies and main areas of interest?

The deadline for submission is Sunday 5th of March 2023.
Applicants will receive a reply by Sunday 1st of April 2023.

You are eligible if:
You are a professional designer
You were born after 1.1.1989
You have at least three years of autonomous work experience
You are an EU resident