Dutch, English
12 weeks
Paid by host:

EKWC sponsors most of the costs of the residency stay - please check carefully the tab "costs" under the main page "apply" on EKWC website.

Paid by artist:

Travel costs, use of machines and kiln, cost of the residency stay.

Application guidelines:

EKWC asks for a resume including documentation of your work and a work plan detailing the direction of your research or, more specifically, of the objects you wish to produce. There is a € 35 application fee that can be transferred online. Application forms can be found on their website.


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EKWC European Ceramic Workcentre

EKWC European Ceramic Workcentre


EKWC annually welcomes around 60 artists, designers, architects, and other professionals for a period of three months. EKWC offers studios, workplaces, living space, the most advanced equipment, and the support of its experienced staff. In 2024 a soundlab is available.

Participants are visual artists, designers, and architects, and most of them have not worked with ceramics before. Residents come from all over the world, their ages range between 25 and 65 years. In 2024 composers, sound artists, musicians, writers, and circus performers are also welcomed.

EKWC offers residencies that are generally more focused on research and development. Please consult the guidelines to see which residency suits you best. Link to guidelines here.


The center organizes 4 times a year a Test Case in which works of participants can be shown in open studios.

Accommodation Information

Rooms in seperate apartment building are offered to the residents.

Technical Information

Apart form advanced technical equipment like the kilns and the CAD/CAM machinery, participants benefit from spacious studios, a well supplied library, individual apartments and a large shared kitchen and dining space.


The EKWC is located in a former leather factory and lies in 5 minutes walking distanc of the trainstation of Oisterwijk, a lovely green village in the province of Brabant and six minutes by train from the city of Tilburg and 20 minutes from Eindhoven. The EKWC covers an area of 5000 sq/m which comprises a work place with technical facilities and independent studios, guestrooms and offices.

Contact information

Almystraat 10
5061 PA Oisterwijk

info [at]