The Gerrit Rietveld Academie is an international university of applied sciences for Fine Arts and Design in Amsterdam (NL). It is home to a close-knit, international community of students from across the world. Students and teachers jointly create a learning environment that brings together thinking and doing and where unexpected, innovative ideas are born.  

This frontpage is weekly curated by a different student, department or alumnus presenting work in progress or in its final phase. Book the front page.

All full-time students follow a general first year called Basicyear and choose a specialisation for in-depth study during the following three years: Inter-Architecture, designLAB, Fashion, Graphic Design, Jewellery - linking bodies, TXT (Textile), Ceramics, Fine Arts, The Large Glass, Beeld en Taal, Photography or VAV - moving image.

The Rietveld Academie also offers a part-time Bachelor's programme called  DOGtime  with two specialisations: IDUM (Interaction Design Unstable Media) and  Fine Arts. Besides this, we offer two preparatory courses: the  Preparatory Year  and the  Orientation Year.  Master’s degree programmes  are offered at the  Sandberg Instituut.

The academy has twenty workshops at its disposal. Some of these are for general use and others are specific to particular departments. The workshops enable students to experiment with different techniques and materials and provide the opportunity to learn to use professional equipment. They form the very heart of the academy.

During 18 June - 25 June Sietske Roorda edits the front page.

Public Art Amsterdam is a joint initiative of eleven art institutions in Amsterdam: CBK Zuidoost, De Appel, Framer Framed, GET LOST-art route, Frankendael Foundation, LAPS / Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Stichting NDSM-werf, Oude Kerk Amsterdam, P/////AKT, Stedelijk Museum and TAAK.

Pay Attention Please! is the first edition of a biennial manifestation. Public Art Amsterdam calls attention to Amsterdam’s public space. Space we share, which is contested, full of contradictions but also of ideals. Space in a constant state of flux. The manifestation Pay Attention Please! makes this space visible through artworks, which have been placed in that public domain over the past decennia. These artworks reveal the city’s complexity, its reflections and dreams, exposing the layers of meaning which have accumulated there over time.

Pay Attention Please! 21 June - 30 September throughout Amsterdam
Opening: 22 June at 5pm at Gustav Mahlerplein
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