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NP3 and Groninger Museum seek the Young Grunn Artist 2019!


After a successful YGA II, resulting in a large solo exhibition by Esther de Graaf in the Coop Himmelb[l]au Pavilion of the Groninger Museum, a new search for talent begins. NP3 and the Groninger Museum are seeking 'young', Groninger* talent: the YGA III of 2019!

*Groninger artist: an artist who is living in, was educated in, or lived in Groningen

Are you an artist, designer, architect (or something in between) and are you ready to take the next step in your career? Are you strong willed and open to critical reflection on your own artistry and development? Do you want to make new contacts and develop your artistic career in terms of content, business, promotion and technique? Are you ready to make a difference and to conquer the national and even international art world? And do you want an opportunity to win a solo exhibition in the Groninger Museum?

Then you are the artist we are looking for!

YGA III - The programme

The YGA programme is an extension to the selected artists’ existing professional practice. With the necessary professional support, NP3 and the Groninger Museum offer the artists a unique opportunity to take the next major step in their career, sharpening and deepening their artistry to take it to a higher level. With this they are given opportunities and 'tools' to realise the artistic goals they have in mind and that are necessary to connect with the (inter)national art world. An important element of the programme is working on a proposal for an exhibition consisting of new work. The final selection of the artist that is chosen to exhibit in the Groninger Museum is based on the artist's developments in the YGA programme and the exhibition proposal.

YGA III - Application

Do you want to participate in the challenging, one-year coaching programme YGA III and get a chance to win a solo exhibition in the Groninger Museum? Send us documentation that represents your talent, vision and engagement as an artist. The documentation’s form is up to you and should give a clear insight into your work and development up to this point. Explain why you want to participate in the programme. Describe the way the programme could help you achieve your goals and intended development and convince us why you are the potential YGA III of 2019!

YGA III - Selection procedure

The first selection is based on documentation and motivation. Selected artists will have a meeting with the curators, in order to pass final selection and participate in the one-year coaching programme YGA III.

Deadline: 10 June 2019, at the latest

Send your documentation with reference "YGA III" to:

NP3, Hofstraat 21, 9712 JA Groningen or (files larger than 5MB via

YGA III - Any questions?

For more information, contact NP3, preferably by e-mail:

Alternatively, you can telephone us on 25 April, 9 May and 6 June only, between 14.00 - 17.00 hrs.: +31 (0) 50 - 2044783