Saturday, January 29, 2011

Wiels Artist in Residency Program 2012

Deadline: MAY 31, 2011 (POSTMARK)

Wiels Artist in Residency Program 2012

Brussels, Belgium
Jan 1 - Dec 31 2012 (International)
Six Months (Belgian or Belgium-based residents)

Wiels Residency Program in Brussels is an international laboratory for talented emerging artists from all over the world. Wiels provides a unique framework for artists to pursue their practice and engage in current debates and researches that examine the potentials of contemporary artistic production. Wiels Residency Program provides the residents with a working studio (+/- 45m2) and a training program (with collective and individual tutorials) for 1 year for international residents and 6 months for Belgian or Belgium-based residents. During each residency, an optional public presentation is organized. The residency program is part of the larger Wiels Contemporary Art Centre, of which it forms an essential and complementary part.

Residency Program Overview

1. Nine working studios are accessible 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. Studios are furnished and have Internet access.
2. Weekly meetings and regular evaluations with the artistic tutors of the programme
3. Assistance in the creation and development of new projects. Outside technological and creative resources can be brought in as needed.
4. A program of studio visits by curators, critics and professional artists
5. A program of exhibition/gallery visits in Belgium and the neighboring countries
6. An online archive of the residents projects on the residency blog.
7. Exhibition & performance: Wiels makes every effort to exhibit or perform the projects created by the residents during their stay.


Wiels is looking for candidates who seek to develop their artistic practice in a professional context and to create new projects reflecting their experimentation and research. Candidates may work with any medium, but they must have been working since at least three years and have an exhibition history. Students are not eligible.

Wiels welcomes emerging artists, but is also interested in working with older generations who are reorienting their career or who are willing to carry out a special project.

All applicants must have a valid visa not expiring before the end of the program, be at least 21 years old and not be enrolled in any degree program. Applicants may not be resident in another studio program at the same time as the 2012 Wiels residency.

Schedule and Costs

Wiels offers the studio equipment, training, technical support and curatorial supervision.

The artist or his/her sponsoring organization is expected to cover his travel and living costs. The sponsoring organization is responsible for arranging any needed visas or permits.

Wiels does NOT provide a living space.

Wiels is committed to help the selected applicants to apply to grants to fund their residency.

Selection Process

A jury composed of the artistic team of Wiels and the residency tutors will select candidates on the basis of the quality of their work and their potential to take full advantage of the program.

Candidates will be notified by email of the jury’s decision by mid-Summer

Application Form
Application Guidelines

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Questions? Contact:

Wiels Artist in Residency Program
Avenue Van Volxemlaan 354
B-1190 Bruxelles-Brussel