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Call for Applications 2025 - Belgian/Belgium-based Artists

The current call is open ONLY to artists from Belgium or living and/or working in Belgium for at least 3 years. Residencies run for 6 months: January to June or July to December, 2025.

The deadline for submissions is 31.05.2024.


Alexandra Bertels



The application must be sent by e-mail to residentbel@wiels.org, with the mandatory subject: "Application to WIELS Residency 2025 - (your name)".

Heavy files can be shared via a non-expiring link to e.g. Dropbox or Google Drive in the body of the e-mail.


Application paperwork should be sent ideally in one PDF file and include, in the following order:

A. APPLICATION FORM: Please fill out the attached PDF application form.

B. CV: 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 workplace as deemed relevant 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 no more than 50 for each work. This script can, but not necessarily has to, contain smaller (and lower resolution) thumbnail-images of the referred files.


We ask that you provide a selection of up to 10 image files and/or video links with your application, in a suitable enough resolution that allows zooming in on details.

The image files should be sent via email with the ‘Paperwork’, or be included in the IMAGE SCRIPT as a download link that does not expire (unlike WeTransfer), provided by file-hosting services such as Dropbox, Google Drive, Vimeo, YouTube… Please remember to provide any required passwords to access the files, if applicable.

MAXIMUM 10 IMAGES: Each image file must be titled with your Last Name, underscore, First Name, image number (e.g. Smith_John01; Smith_John02; …)

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, provided by file-hosting or video-sharing websites. One video file counts as one image, the duration does not matter. Video files of still artwork or documentation of artistic process will NOT be viewed.

If you have questions about the application or the WIELS Residency programme in general, please contact: residency@wiels.org

Please do not email to enquire about the selection outcomes. Notifications will be sent in due course.

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Belgian residencies are supported by Sofam.