The Gerrit Rietveld Academie aims to support talented young people in such a way that they can operate independently in the field of visual arts or design. We want to enable them to sustain their work on their own and become sources of artistic inspiration in their area of specialisation.

The Rietveld Academie wants to optimally develop the capacities and creativity of the individual. We respect the individual and his freedom to develop a personal approach and develop his own future. We value research, experimentation and authorship, and attach great importance to maintaining an open attitude towards the environment while supporting involvement with others and society. We do this on the basis of our own individual vision of what art education should be.

The Rietveld Academie is an international academy. With 70% of our students coming from outside the Netherlands and representing more than 60 countries, we reflect the character of the world of arts & culture today. We regard the bringing together of different cultures in our academy as a strength, challenging students and lecturers to take different perspectives.