Application

Application

Only applications from artists living or working in Belgium for at least 2 years are currently accepted. The residency period is limited to 6 months.

The deadline for the 2018 residency session is 31 May 2017 (the application must be postmarked on 31 May at the latest but can reach WIELS later).

The application must be sent by post AND by e-mail. Please note that your application will not be reviewed if it only arrives electronically.

Postal address:
WIELS Residency Programme (application)
354, Avenue Van Volxem
1190 Brussels
Belgium

E-mail address: residency@wiels.org


APPLICATION GUIDELINES

PART 1: PAPERWORK

- Please write your Last Name, First Name at the top of each page.
- Please do not staple or bind materials.

APPLICATION PAPERWORK MUST INCLUDE AND BE PLACED IN THE FOLLOWING ORDER:

A. APPLICATION FORM: Download and fill out the PDF application form.

B. PROOF OF PAYMENT: An administration fee of 25€ must accompany the application. This fee covers the processing of application forms and is non-refundable should your application not be accepted. The fee should be deposited or transferred to the following account:

Bank: BNP Paribas Fortis
1, Avenue Wielemans Ceuppens
1190 Brussels
IBAN: BE23 0015 0917 3991
BIC: GEBABEBB

Mandatory communication: LAST NAME & FIRST NAME followed by "2018 Residency Application"

You can also pay by PayPal via the address welcome@wiels.org

Please include a copy of the proof of payment with the application form, and keep the original with you.

C. RESUME: Including your educational background and exhibition history.

D. WORK DESCRIPTION: In 250 words or less, write a statement about your work.

E. STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: In 250 words or less, describe your potential projects during and your expectations of the residency.

F. REFERENCES: Provide the name, email address, telephone number and postal address of three references who can comment on your recent work and artistic development on a professional level.

G. IMAGE SCRIPT: The titles on the image script should correspond to those marked in the titles of the digital image files (see PART 2). Include the title, date, medium, dimensions, and a brief description of each work (less than 50 words for each image/video).


PART 2: VISUAL DOCUMENTATION

We ask that you send a selection of up to 10 images included with your postal and electronic applications, and/or videos in your electronic application only, if applicable. For the electronic application, the image files should be sent via email with the 'Paperwork' or be included in the IMAGE SCRIPT as a download link that doesn’t expire, provided by file-hosting services such as Dropbox. For the postal application, we expect printed, hardcopy images. CD-ROMs, DVDs, USB-drives or slides are not accepted. 

Please do not send original artworks!

10 IMAGES MAXIMUM: both for the printed and electronic application
Each image file must be titled with your Last Name, underscore, First Name, image number. Example: Smith_John01.

Accepted file type: separate JPG-files only 
Maximum size: A4 or 1000 px
Image resolution: 72 DPI

VIDEO FILES
Moving images, ie. time-based media, video, kinetic art or documentation of performance art, should be included in the IMAGE SCRIPT accompanying your application as a download link that doesn’t expire, either provided by file-hosting services such as Dropbox or video-sharing websites such as YouTube or Vimeo. One video counts as one image, the duration does not matter. Video files of still artwork or documentation of artistic process will not be viewed.


For more information, contact: residency@wiels.org

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