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Call for Applications to the Residency Programme

The current call is open to artists from Belgium or living and/or working in Belgium for at least 2 years. Residencies run for 6 months: January to June or July to December 2023.

The deadline for submissions is 31st May 2022. Scroll down to consult the application guidelines.

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APPLICATION GUIDELINES

The application must be sent by e-mail to residency@wiels.org, with the subject: "Application to WIELS Residency 2023 - (your name)".

Heavy files can be shared via e.g. WeTransfer or Google Drive.

PART 1: PAPERWORK

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 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).


PART 2: VISUAL DOCUMENTATION

We ask that you send a selection of up to 10 images and/or video links with your application.

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, provided by file-hosting services such as Dropbox, Google Drive, Vimeo, 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 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.

For more information about the application or the WIELS Residency programme, contact: residency@wiels.org