Call for applications for the WIELS Residency Programme in 2020

Only applications from Belgian artists or artists living or working in Belgium for at least 2 years are accepted. The residency period is limited to 6 months in two sessions: January to June and July to December 2020.

The deadline is 31st May 2019 (the application must be postmarked on 31st May at the latest but can reach WIELS later).

The application must be submitted by e-mail AND by post. Please note that your application will not be reviewed if it only arrives electronically. The hardcopy can alternatively be delivered in person at the WIELS reception desk during opening hours.



- Please write your Last Name, First Name at the top of each page.
- 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. CV/RESUME: Please include your educational background and exhibition history.

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

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

E. 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.

F. 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).


Please include a selection of up to 10 images in your postal and electronic applications, and/or video links 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, hardcopy images. Neither CD-ROMs, DVDs, USB-drives, slides nor original artworks are accepted.

MAXIMUM 10 IMAGES: 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:


Postal address:

WIELS Residency Programme (application)
354, Avenue Van Volxem
1190 Brussels

E-mail address: