The residency provides working spaces in a suitable environment for artists who seek autonomy, feedback and/or interaction with peers, and the interdisciplinary art scene that Brussels in particular offers, engaging in current artistic and theoretical debates through weekly discussions with the mentors, visits, presentations and public interactions with audiences. The WIELS residency thus helps artists to develop their work and their professional practice.
Up to 20 artists participate in the residency programme each year, in two sessions of 6 months. For each session, 2-3 of the 9 studios in WIELS are allocated to Belgium-based artists, while the remaining are dedicated to international residents, who are selected through specific calls. The artists are not selected based on age or renown, but on the originality and quality of their discourse and aesthetic language.
This call concerns Belgian artists or artists living and working in Belgium for at least 2 years. The proposed residency period is 6 months: from January to June 2022 or from July to December 2022.
The deadline for sending files is May 31, 2021.
The file must be sent by e-mail to email@example.com.