A school residency is a unique opportunity for universities and university colleges with a master degree programme to work on a contemporary print-related project. In a professional printmaking workshop and within the international context of a residency and exhibition space, students can develop and realize this project under supervision of their professors. Students with no prior knowledge of printmaking are welcome as well, as long the school provides a teacher with the necessary background to help the students. We encourage participating schools to collaborate and work on a joint project. During the school residencies the centre organizes print related Artist Talks attuned to students' fields of study and schools' DNA, as well as its yearly Fall exhibition.
Each school residency starts on Friday (between 3 and 5 pm) and lasts until Friday (11 am). On Monday evening an artist talk is scheduled, and Thursday afternoons are dedicated to prepare the closing presentation.
Frans Masereel Centrum makes its selection of universities and university colleges based on the content and relevancy of each application, within contemporary printmaking. When the selection has been made Frans Masereel Centrum will contact and inform each applicant, the latest by March 16, 2020.
If your school was selected, Frans Masereel Centrum will ask you to finalize your application with additional information:
- names of the participating students
- short schedule of the residency time at Frans Masereel Centrum
- proof that the students are insured during their residency while at Frans Masereel Centrum
When the selection is made and the residencies are known, universities will also be informed on which other schools will be in residency. We encourage schools to exchange their information and ideas in advance. During the residency all residents are required to follow studio- and house guidelines. They can be found in the information brochure that will be sent to the participating schools.
Artistic out-of-the-box mentalities and multidisciplinary approaches are encouraged.
Frans Masereel Centrum is an open-minded institution that wants to reflect society as a whole and does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, creed, sexual orientation or gender expression.
We hope to welcome you soon!