Het Vijfde Seizoen

ART & PSYCHIATRY - Residency in psychiatry

Het Vijfde Seizoen (The Fifth Season) is a residence for artists in psychiatry. Professional artists work here for a season.

Since 1998 many artists have worked in Het Vijfde Seizoen. It is an inspiring place. The 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 work at the residency, a contribution is made to our goal of bringing society closer to psychiatry. 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.

Back to top

Summer Resident: Claire Harvey

During the summer, Claire Harvey will be staying at the Fifth Season. Harvey is known for painting figures on transparencies, tape, slides and post-its and directly on the wall, while incorporating every last fixture and edge of material in a prismatic interplay between image and object. read more


The exhibiton MY OTHER TONGUE shows work from all twelve artists that participated in The Fifth Season's Summer School 2018. The exhibition runs from 18 July until 5 August. read more

Summer School 2018: 'My Other Tongue', 8 July - 18 July

The Summer School 2018: ‘My Other Tongue’ will start on Monday the 9th of July. During the Summer School, a group of 12 participants will focus on art, language and psychiatry. read more

21 June - Open Studio The Fifth Season

For the past three months Jan Adriaans, Gerwin Luijendijk and Marianna Maruyama have been working in The Fifth Season. They will share their experiences on Thursday 21 June. read more

Exhibition Mission Nose Out

A group of students from the Rietveld Academy and a group of New Amsterdammers artists (status holders) went in couples on a voyage of discovery, through new experiences and places they have never been to before. read more

Exhibition Summer Guests in Museum Dr. Guislain

Friday June 15, a fascinating exhibition opens in Museum Dr. Guislain in Gent (Belgium). The exhibiton 'Summer Guests' shows a large number of works that have been made in The Fifth Season and in the residency of Beautiful Distress, in New York. read more

Opening 50/50 (Artistic Research)

Join us at the opening of UvA's Artistic Research Graduation Show on Thursday evening, starting at 18:00! read more

OPEN CALL: Summer School 2018

MY OTHER TONGUE, Language & Psychiatry. Open for BA/MA students and alumni. read more

Spring residency: Jan Adriaans, Gerwin Luijendijk en Marianna Maruyama

The artists Jan Adriaan, Gerwin Luijendijk and Marianna Maruyama will be working in The Fifth Season from April up to and including June 2018. Their research will be about language in psychiatry. read more


April 6th untill May 13th, thursday through sunday 12:00-18:00 - Projectspace Beautiful Distress

SEE OVERLEAF is a research project by students and alumni of the Hogeschool voor de Kunsten in Utrecht and Vivian Bax of the MA St. Joost in Den Bosch. read more

Volunteers needed!

Het Vijfde Seizoen is looking for volunteers. read more

HKU art students invited at Het Vijfde Seizoen

Since 2 years students of art academies are invited to work in Den Dolder. After the Rietveld Academy and the KABK, starting from February 9, art students of the HKU will start their residency. read more

Delfts Blue from Buhlebezwe Siwani in Kade

Delft blue dishes, covered with drawings that Siwani Buhlebezwe made with patients in Den Dolder. Displayed on an antique table where the form of Castle of Goede Hoop is visible. Now on display at the exhibition ' Tell Freedom '-Kunsthal KAdE Amersfoort. read more

Buhlebezwe Siwani & Ashley Walters at Kunsthal KAdE

Het Vijfde Seizoen is pleased to invite artist Buhlebezwe Siwani and Ashley Walters as artists in residence. During the residency they will create a new art work for the exhibition Tell Freedom in Kunsthal KAdE Amersfoort. Exhibition till 6 May 2018. read more

Exhibition Beautiful Distress because of success extends till 14 of Jan '18

Thursday 23 November the Beautiful Distress Art Manifestation on Mental Illness has been started. The exhibition at New Dakota is because of success extends till 14 of January 2018. read more

Beautiful Distress in the media

Great interest in the art manifestation Beautiful Distress, also in the media. Here are the articles and interviews. read more

@Het Vijfde Seizoen

Follow us on Facebook! read more

Het Vijfde Seizoen Academy

'Het Vijfde Seizoen Academy' (The Fifth Season Academy) is a program for psychiatrist and psychiatrist in training. During interactive sessions participants are confronted with the value of the arts. read more