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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Open Studio in Het Vijfde Seizoen: Sanne Kabalt

This spring photographer Sanne Kabalt works and lives in Het Vijfde Seizoen. On the basis of dialogues and photo’s Sanne Kabalt examines the phenomenon empathy. Her work can be seen at the end of this month. Be welcome at the opening thursday 30 June 16.00 - 19.00 in Het Vijfde Seizoen! read more

Watch the video about Sanne's residency

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Another Place, My Life / New works from Het Vijfde Seizoen.

Saturday July 9 at 17:00 the groupexhibition with new works from Het Vijfde Seizoen opens in Casco/FOTODOK in Utrecht. You can visit Another Place, My Life from Wednesday till Sunday from 12.00 - 18.00 till August 21! read more

Dirk van Lieshout and Marieke Zwart selected by Mundrian Fund

The Mundrian Fund supports two residency periods in The Fifth Season, Dirk van Lieshout en Marieke Zwart are selected. Dirk van Lieshout takes up residence in July till September, followed by Marieke Zwart in October. read more

New: 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


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

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