Het Vijfde Seizoen

ART & PSYCHIATRY - Residency in the psychiatric institutions the Willem Arntsz Hoeve/Altrecht

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 lives and workes in Het Vijfde Seizoen. It is an inspiring place and an extreme experience. The line between sick or not sick sometimes seems to disappear fot 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 closes to psychiatry and breaking through the closed character of the grounds. Through their works od 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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The Fifth Season in Japan!

From february 18th work of former residents are shown in Tokyo. read more

Students Gerrit Rietveld Academy in 'Het Vijfde Seizoen'

From the beginning of January nine students and two teachers will be living in the residency. read more

Het Vijfde Seizoen Academy

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

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The prize for the best and most exemplary art project in the healthcare sector, was awarded on November 23 2015 to Roxanne 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