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Each year approximately 50 national and international artists, researchers, critics and academics are selected through an open call. The focus lies on development and creation within the field of print. No prior knowledge of printmaking techniques is required. Besides the artist and essay residencies the Frans Masereel Centrum also organizes a collective residency program in the fall, exclusively for artist collectives, student groups, artistic co-workers, etc.

Artist Residency
PeriodJanuary-September 2023Duration6 weeks

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

Applying for an Artist Residency in 2023 will be possible in Spring 2022

Essay Residency
periodJanuary-September 2023duration3 or 6 weeks

Critics, writers, artists, curators and academics can reside at the Centrum Frans Masereel to conduct theoretical research about the medium of printmaking, prepare a critical text on a print-related topic, develop ideas for curatorial projects, etc.

Applying for an Essay Residency in 2023 will be possible in Spring 2022.

Collective Residency
PeriodOctober-November 2022Duration1 or 2 weeks

The Collective Residency is where artist collectives, student groups, co-working art professionals or any other kind of (informal) collaboration can develop new, print-related projects or work together on common goals/themes, while learning from each other and fellow residents.

Applying for a Collective Residency in the Fall of 2022 will be possible early 2022.

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