Name of the responsible structure: Stichting Kaus Australis
Type of structure: non for profit association
Profile of the initiators of the project: artists collective
Continent : Europe
Country : Nederland
Address/tel/fax :
Stichting Kaus Australis
Melanchtonweg 137
3045 PN Rotterdam
Tel. +31 10 2180733
Fax. +31 010 2180733
Mail :
Website :
Contact : Nic Bezemer


Stichting Kaus Australis is an organisation, initiated and directed by individual artists. The general objective is to activate the development, practice and public interest of visual arts within an international context. In particular Kaus Australis offers gueststudios and presentation space to artists and curators from Holland and other countries who wish to work in Rotterdam temporarily, thus facilitating an exchange process.
Stichting Kaus Australis was set up in 1985. For several years accommodation was found in temporarily available buildings which, one after another, were turned into suitable studio and presentation spaces. During this period Kaus Australis initiated a number of exhibitions and invited guest artists from different countries to share working and presentation space. Starting from 1993, Stichting Kaus Australis had the opportunity to design and realise appropriate and long term accommodation, reflecting a more functional artistic space.

Total surface of the site : 1360m²
Location: suburb
Foundation year of the centre : 1997
Owner of the building : Kaus Australis

Infrastructures / Facilities

Basically this building consists of two aisles, each containing 5 spaces, which give access to a 4 to 40 metres drive-in corridor including office, reception space, kitchen and sanitary facilities.

Social and artistic disciplines

- artist residencies
Stichting Kaus Australis offers gueststudios and presentation space to artists from Holland and other countries.

- exhibitions
Stichting Kaus Australis initiates small and large scale exhibitions and presentations. These activities are developed and realised together with individual or collective working artists and curators, with comparable organisations and art institutes.

Financial support

Municipality of Rotterdam
Rotterdam artinstitutes
Culturele Zaken Bestuursdienst Rotterdam
Centrum Beeldende Kunst Rotterdam
Rotterdamse Kunststichting
Stichting Kunstaccommodatie Rotterdam
Voorzieningsfonds Voor Kunstenaars.

Modified on Tuesday 23 March 2004