Artist Residency

Frans Masereel Centrum, Kasterlee, Belgium
Deadline: 12 May 2022

Artist Residency

>The Artist Residency program welcomes contemporary artists to realize an individual, multiform, print-related project that matches their artistic practice. The focus of the Artist Residency program lies on development and creation in one or more of our workshops.

>Usually 9 artists work and stay at the same time at the site of the Frans Masereel Centrum, so that there is always enough personal space for concentration and creation, alternated with informal moments of consultation, meeting and feedback among peers from all over the world. Our location in a wooded area is for many an extra asset.
>No prior knowledge of printmaking techniques is required and the studio staff will be available for technical assistance. However, residents are expected to be able to work autonomously and realize their project independently. At the Frans Masereel Centrum, you will have access to our various printmaking facilities, including typography with wooden or lead typesetting, intaglio, screenprinting, riso and lasercut. Some artists prefer to develop a more process-oriented research project. In that case, prior knowledge of printmaking techniques is required.
>Residency Program >WEEK 1:
Masterclasses on the printmaking techniques of your choosing. Sometimes together with your fellow artists-in-residence, always with one of our studio experts. >WEEK 2, 3 & 4:
Developing your project, with the full(-time) support of our studio staff. >WEEK 5:
Finalisation and reflection during a collection moment (a feedback and archive session with the studio staff). > >Each residency program also includes individual feedback moments with prominent artists and art professionals, such as curators, gallery owners and art critics. > >Possible residency periods >1. 09.01.23 – 10.02.23 (5 weeks) >2. 13.02.23 – 17.03.23 (5 weeks) >3. 03.04.23 – 05.05.23 (5 weeks) >4. 22.05.23 – 23.06.23 (5 weeks) >5. 03.07.23 – 04.08.23 (5 weeks) >6. 21.08.23 – 22.09.23 (5 weeks) > >Price >The cost of an Artist Residency at the Frans Masereel Centrum is 1750 euro per selected resident. This participation fee includes the use of the workshops, technical support, basic materials and a side program, as well as individual accommodation in a fully equipped artist cottage and the use of sheets, towels, washer and dryer. Specific inks and paper should be brought along. > >How to sign up? >Applying is done digitally and in English via the online application form, where you can also upload your files. >Besides an artist statement (about your work in general) and a project proposal (stating the intended goals and purposes of your stay, as well as your motivation), the application should also contain documentation of recent work (dating back no longer than 5 years) and a brief CV. > >The application period for the residency of 2023 will open on April 1st 2022. The deadline is May 12th 2022. >Note: Max. 10 MB per file. > >Criteria >The selection committee will assess your application based on the following criteria:
– The quality of your work, your artist’s attitude, and ambition, your visual and reflective skills as well as your desire and capacity to experiment and challenge your practice.
– The scope and significance of your proposal for a residency at the Frans Masereel Centrum.
– Your motivation. >The outcome of the selection procedure will be communicated mid-August. > >General conditions >The cost of 1750 euro includes accommodation, sheets and towels, and the use of the workshop and basic materials. Specific inks and paper should be brought along. For more information about the general conditions please read the Frans Masereel Centrum house rules (which you can find here or in our information brochure that we send you after you’re selected). Partners and children are welcome at no extra cost. Please mention this in your application. > >Please note: >– Artists working together, need to apply separately, and mention the name of the artist they’re working with. The fee is also to be paid separately (p.p.) for the entire period.
– The languages of communication at the Frans Masereel Centrum are Dutch and English. We expect you to master the English language sufficiently to be able to converse and collaborate with fellow residents and staff members.
– The only way to sign up for a residency is via the online application form. > > >


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