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Call for Applications 2024 - Africalia

In partnership with Africalia, the current call for applications for the 2024 residencies is now open to artists from the following African countries only: Burkina Faso, Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Uganda, Zimbabwe.

The deadline for submissions is 15 February 2024.

Learn more about WIELS residency programme.


Sessions from 3 to 6 months in 2024

Please be aware that the start date as well as the duration of the residency is subject to the approval of the relevant visa application.

The deadline for submissions is 15 February 2024.


The application must be sent by e-mail in .PDF format to: residency@wiels.org


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).


We ask that you send a selection of up to 10 images included electronic application, and/or videos.

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.

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.