Open Call for Radio Residencies ´23

Deadline 2 March 2023 at 23.59 CET

Ja Ja Ja Nee Nee Nee announces its second open call for online Radio Residencies, to take place in 2023.

Ja Ja Ja Nee Nee Nee is a radio space for curatorial and artistic practices. We host and produce radio shows and podcasts, by and with artists and designers. 

In its current trajectory, Ja Ja Ja Nee Nee Nee is invested in researching three themes: Originals, Critical Music and Remote Sensing (see further below). Proposals that are connected to, or in response to these themes are encouraged.

The call is aimed at individual artists, duos or collectives of any discipline whose work is connected to sound, the audible, or radio. The residencies are meant to offer space and time for researching and developing this dimension of their practice. Applicants do not have to be highly experienced working with sound, although experienced practitioners are welcome to apply. The practice of applicants should relate to the sonic, in conceptual and/or practical ways, but explicitly does not need to fall under the category of ‘sound art’. We are interested in proposals that challenge the possibilities of what radio and a radio platform can be.

We welcome applications that take an anti-hegemonic stance, that are critical to the ongoing and unfolding conditions of displacement, and that propose ways of sharing resources in order to make space for critical encounters.


Our first residency program took place in 2022. We hosted four international residents whose outcomes can be listened to here.

Kim Karabo Makin: “Satellite Activism, 2022” and “Unpacking Satellite Activism”, Emiddio Vasquez: nuum FM, Naomi Credé: gurgling gargoyles gobbled gobbling , and Artun Alaska Arasli: Philoctetes: Rehearsals (Act I)


The objective of this programme is to support research in artistic processes, contribute to the local and international community around sound and radio work and to build long-lasting relationships with artists for further collaboration with our platform.

This is an online residency, but artists in close proximity to Amsterdam are welcome for in-person meetings.

The Ja Ja Ja Nee Nee Nee team and Kim Karabo Makin (resident during 2022) will select four residents. The call is open to Netherlands-based as well as international practitioners. The applications must be submitted in English. However, we welcome contributions / broadcasts of any language (as well as non-linguistic or multi-linguistic work).

The research residency will last five weeks, to be set with the selected artists. The residencies will take place between April–June 2023 and September–December 2023. The program will kickstart with an introductory workshop to take place in April 2022.

Ja Ja Ja Nee Nee Nee offers:

  • a fee of 1,000 Euro
  • a production budget of 200 Euro. This can be used for materials, equipment rental, fee for a collaborator, rent of a studio or anything else that is necessary
  • an introductory workshop to the tools and resources available within Ja Ja Ja Nee Nee Nee
  • 3-4 (online) studio visits with members of the JJJNNN team for curatorial and technical feedback if needed
  • our platform and online broadcast facilities to present your work

From the radio residents we expect:

  • to spend dedicated time on your research and development and be present for (online) studio visits
  • to share an outcome at the end of the residency that can be publicly shared via our platform (such as: a sound piece, a radio broadcast or series, a recorded conversation, a podcast). The duration, characteristics and format of this is open and to be discussed between  the artists and the team of JJJNNN

The call is open until 2nd March 2023 at 11:59 via this form.

Selected artists will be announced in the last week of March. 


Ja Ja Ja Nee Nee Nee research topics 2023

Remote Sensing:
How can different senses of a listener be activated through radio broadcasting? Sound, vibrations, the way a voice is used, have a very specific effect on a listener that goes beyond the ratio. Remote Sensing is interested in radio that crosses distance and listening experiences that move the body - both figuratively and literally.

Can we analyze critically how recent technological developments in computation are changing the way artists work and the art market? Which concept of art are they based on, and which art forms are excluded? This theme aims to demystify the working methods of artificial intelligence and NFTs and investigate and question the historical origins of the notion of "the work" and "the original”.

Critical Music:
Within this program line, we research the implications of critical music and see music as a critical art form. "Critical Music” (put forward by G. Douglas Barrett), as an alternative to the often-used "Sound Art”, focuses on artworks that intervene in specific political and philosophical conflicts by working with historical and new forms of music. Instead of seeing music as a closed work, music becomes a dynamic site of resistance.


For any questions regarding the residency, please contact us via


Photography by Abel Minnée