10 till 19 September 2021


the Third Triennial of Beetsterzwaag

Between 10 and 19 September, Kunsthuis SYB organizes an art route & public program with contributions by former residents. Their work will be on view at unconventional locations throughout Beetsterzwaag.

1 July till 15 August 2021

Inge Meijer: Community Garden


Image: Catalina Suescún P.

From July 1, Kunsthuis SYB welcomes Inge Meijer, who will be a guest until August 15.

24hour residencies 2021

Online publicatie

Design: Michiel Teeuw

In March, twenty-three third- and fourth-year students of Academy Minerva stayed at Kunsthuis SYB for one day and one night. Their works and experiences have been collected into a new online publication.

Online publication: On Affecting Change…


Image: Kristin Metho

Residencies and small organisations are microcosms. Very often, they are spaces of experimentation that give the artist in residence a moment out of time and in a new space, while being inextricably linked to new contexts, networks and environments.

19 May till 30 June 2021

Lotte van der Woude: Anthonio Maria


In May and June, Lotte van der Woude will be staying at Kunsthuis SYB. During her stay in SYB, Lotte researches the history of Frisian shipping based on her own ship, the Anthonio Maria from 1905, and her family history.

1 April till 16 May 2021

Caz Egelie & Jesse Strikwerda: A Smoker’s Theatre


The video A Smoker’s Theatre by Caz Egelie and Jesse Strikwerda can be seen via this website on Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 May . If you’d like to pay Caz and Jesse a visit this weekend, please let us know by email: info@kunsthuissyb.nl. ___

17 till 30 March 2021

24-hour Residencies


What can you do and make in 24 hours? Over the next few weeks, Kunsthuis SYB is glad to welcome 23 students from Academy Minerva for a 24-hour residency.

1 February till 14 March 2021

Janne van Gilst

Window exhibition 13th and 14th March

Janne van Gilst - Miltvuurbosjes - Cyanotypie

On 13 and 14 March photographer Janne van Gilst will share the results of her research into anthrax groves and cyanotype experiments in a window exhibition at Kunsthuis SYB (Hoofdstraat 70, Beetsterzwaag).


Open Call: Deadline 17 March 2021

Have you been working as a professional visual artist (in the North of the Netherlands) for several years? Are you in need of a good old critique session, or an opportunity to exchange ideas and expand your network? Then we kindly invite you to join our temporary COLLECTIVE, organised by Kunsthuis SYB and art initiative […]

Kunsthuis SYB to be included in Kunstpodia BASIS

News | 19/02/2021

Image: Maarten van Maanen

After the ‘positive advice without priority’, which SYB received in September 2020, Kunsthuis SYB submitted a motivated objection to the Fund. After weighing this objection, the committee has declared it to be valid.

7 December 2020 till 17 January 2021

De Onkruidenier


Onkruidenier - Chalk Talks, Warming Up Festival 2020. Foto: Tim Hillige

On Saturday, January 16, at 4:00 p.m., de Onkruidenier will engage in conversation with Anna-Rosja Haveman (SYB Circles) about their stay at SYB and their experiences.

Thank you 🎄

Thank you for your support and commitment and we wish you happy holidays and a good and healthy 2021!

To read, to listen & to watch


We have collected this year’s SYB Circles contributions by Liza Voetman, Anna-Rosja Haveman, and Josje Hattink for you to listen to en read. We have also included a link to watch Sissel Marie Tonn’s final presentation, for which she spoke with Josine Sibum Siderius.

Affecting change through Artist-in-Residencies

Online symposium

Image: Kristin Metho

Dates: December 8: AiR Network meeting & Keynote, 15:00 – 17:00 December 10: Lectures & working sessions, 10:00 – 17:00 January 14: Air Network meeting and final discussion, 14:00 – 17:00 Location: online Tickets: free Please sign up here Full program below

13 September 2020

Live Desktop Collage

Sissel Marie Tonn

On Sunday the 13th of September, Sissel Marie Tonn will be presenting her project Becoming a Sentinel Species as a work-in-progress in a live desktop collage. You are kindly invited to join us for this presentation in Kunsthuis SYB (Beetsterzwaag), or to watch the live stream by clicking this link.

7 August till 20 September 2020

Becoming a sentinel species

Sissel Marie Tonn

While most people are aware that plastic is polluting the oceans and food chains worldwide, impacting the health of marine organisms, who really thinks about the possibility that humans are among the most highly plastic-exposed species?