Next sessions: January-June & July-December 2019

The current call for applications for a 6-month residency in 2019 is open to Belgian artists or artists who have been living and working in Belgium since at least two years.

The deadline for submissions is 31st May 2018.


Applications should be submitted both in hard-copy and .PDF format to:

WIELS Contemporary Art Centre
c/o Residency Programme
Avenue Van Volxemlaan 354
1190 Brussels


Preliminary remarks:
- Please write your Last Name, First Name at the top of each page
- Submitted paperwork will not be returned
- Please do not staple or bind materials

Application paperwork should include in the following order:

A. APPLICATION FORM: Please 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 transferred to the following account:
IBAN: BE23 0015 0917 3991 / BIC: GEBABEBB / Communication: LAST NAME, First Name followed by «2019 Residency Application»

You can also pay by PayPal via the address

Please include a copy of the proof of payment with the application form.

C. CV/RESUME: Please include your educational background and exhibition history.

D. ARTIST STATEMENT: In 250 words or less, write a statement about your work.

E. STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: In 250 words or less, describe your potential projects, ideas and expectations for the residency at WIELS.

F. REFERENCES: Please provide the name, email, telephone no. 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).


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 ‘Application Paperwork’ or be included in the IMAGE SCRIPT as a download link that does not expire, provided by file-hosting services such as Dropbox, Vimeo or YouTube.

For the postal application, we expect printed, hard-copy images. CD-ROMs, DVDs, USB drives or slides are not accepted.

Please do not send original artworks!

MAXIMUM 10 IMAGES: both for the printed and electronic applications. Each image file must be titled with your Last Name, underscore, First Name, image number (e.g. Smith_John01 ; Smith_John02)

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

VIDEO FILES: Moving images, i.e. 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 does not 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: