Visual artists from the Arab world can apply for a six-month residency as part of the Residency Program at WIELS | Contemporary Art Centre in Brussels, Belgium from January 1 to June 30, 2018.
The WIELS Residency Program is an international laboratory for emerging artists from all over the world. Located in a unique modernist building in Brussels, WIELS provides a framework for artists to pursue their practice and engage in current debates and research that examine the potentials of contemporary artistic production. WIELS provides its residents with a working studio (+/- 45m2) and a mentoring program for six months. During each residency, an optional public presentation or introduction of the work is organized. The resident receives flights, accommodation in a self-catering apartment, a monthly stipend, and reimbursement of visa costs.
This call is now closed. News of the successful applicant will be announced shortly!
Applications must be submitted in English, include all the following material, and be sent by email to email@example.com
Application must include, in the following order:
A. Application form: Please fill out the PDF application form, downloadable here.
B. CV/resume: Please include your exhibition history and educational background.
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 number and postal address of three references who can comment on your recent work and artistic development on a professional level.
F. List of images: The titles on the list of images should correspond to those marked in the titles of the digital image files. Include the title, date, medium, dimensions and a brief description of each work (less than 50 words).
G. Documentation: A selection of up to 10 images and/or videos with your application. The image files should be sent via email with the application paperwork. Each image file must be titled with your Last Name, underscore, First Name, image number. Example: Smith_Amal01; Smith_Amal02
Accepted file type: separate JPG files or PDF
Maximum size: A4 or 1000 px
Image resolution: 72 DPI
Videos (time-based media, film, kinetic art, performance art documentation):
Files should be made available as a link (e.g. Vimeo or YouTube), or a downloadable file that does not expire provided by file-hosting services such as Dropbox or video-sharing websites. 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. Videos should be also listed in the List of Images accompanying your application.
For more information, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mophradat will provide a selection committee composed of the WIELS artistic director and curators as well as the three artist mentors of the Residency Program, who 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 committee’s decision by October 1, 2017.
All applicants, whether selected or not, receive a response to their applications.
Due to the high volume of applications and the confidentiality of the selection process, Mophradat does not provide individual feedback explaining the reason an application was not selected.
Please do not call the WIELS or Mophradat office for selection results.