Het Vijfde Seizoen

Artist in residence in the psychatric institution Altrecht, Den Dolder

Het Vijfde Seizoen (The Fifth Season) is a residence for artists on the grounds of the psychiatric institution the Willem Arntsz Hoeve in Den Dolder, the Netherlands. Professional artists can live and work here for a season.

Since 1998 many artists have lived and worked in Het Vijfde Seizoen. It is an inspiring place and an extreme experience. De line between sick or not sick sometimes seems to disappear for the artists and the patients. It is remarkable to see how each artist picks his own angle and approaches the psychiatry from a totally personal point of view.

By inviting a different artist every season to come live and work, a contribution is made to our goal of bringing society closer to psychiatry, and breaking through the closed character of the grounds. Through their works of art the artists contribute to the imaging of the psychiatric patient and psychiatry in general.

Click on 'artists' for artprojects.

Under 'publications' you will find a list of all publications that artists have made during their residency in Het Vijfde Seizoen.

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New: Het Vijfde Seizoen Academy

'het Vijfde Seizoen Academy' is a program for students of psychiatry in which these starting medical doctors are confronted with the value of the arts during interactive sessions. read more

The Mondrian Fund is funding a summer residency at Het Vijfde Seizoen in cooperation with Casco / FOTODOK Utrecht. This summer Dirk van Lieshout has been selected and will move in in the studio during July - September 2016

The prize for the best and most exemplary art project in the healthcare sector, Roxanne was awarded on November 23 Venimmen, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Altrecht and Esther Vossen, director of The Fifth Season by André Rouvoet, chairman Zorgverzekeraars Netherlands. read more