Call for applications art residency 2020

Belgique - Panafricain

Call for applications : art residency 2020 at WIELS, Brussels

In the framework of the partnership between WIELS and Africalia, the current call for applications for a 3-month visual arts residency in 2020 at WIELS in Brussels is now open.

Duration of the residency : 3 months (from January 2020)
Eligible countries : Burkina Faso, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Rwanda, Senegal, Uganda and Zimbabwe
Deadline application : 1/09/2019
Contact : residency@wiels.org

Artists from African countries (Burkina Faso, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Rwanda, Senegal, Uganda and Zimbabwe) are invited to apply for a 3-month residency at WIELS supported by Africalia.


The application must be sent before September 1st 2019 by e-mail in .PDF format to : residency@wiels.org.

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.


Application paperwork should be submitted in .PDF format and include in the following order :

A. APPLICATION FORM : Please download and fill out the PDF application form. (download 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 : Provide the name, email, telephone number 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 or PDF files
Maximum size : A4 or 1000 px
Image resolution : 72 DPI

Video files : Moving images, ie. time-based media, video, kinetic art or documentation of performance art, should be included in the IMAGE SCRIPT in your application as a link or downloadable file that does not expire, 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.

For more information, contact : residency@wiels.org