Besides an Artist in Residence, M4gastatelier is a platform for the production, presentation and contextualization of contemporary art by means of a diverse range of disciplines. In close cooperation with several art institutions in the Netherlands and beyond, M4gastatelier pays special attention to research-oriented projects. It has a strong international interest and perspective, while focusing on creators, new forms, science disciplines, crossovers, 'bottom-up' research, curiosity, and novel relationships.
Since its founding in 2005, over 60 artists from home and abroad have enjoyed the opportunity to work and reside in M4gastatelier’s studio. Their sojourns are alternated with workshops, exhibitions and lectures. M4gastatelier also produces manifestations, exhibitions, and research and educational projects.
The studio of M4gastatelier is situated in the large building complex Tetterode, where over 200 people have been working and/or living since the 1980s. Since the typesetting company Lettergieterij Amsterdam left its former factory building in 1981, Tetterode has become one of the most renowned working & living complexes of the Netherlands. The 11.000 m2 building complex comprises artist studios, residents and cultural companies . M4gastatelier, with 120m2, is situated on the 4th floor of a modern extension of this complex, characterized by transparency, space, light and air. This part of the building houses the majority of the 35 artists' studios and art organizations a.o., such as Fanfare, Platform BK, Gerhard Hofland Gallery and Eddie the Eagle Museum.