English, Dutch, French
one to twelve weeks
Paid by host 

House residencies include full board (three meals per day) and linen service once a week.

Paid by artist 

Room 1 (single)
One week €560 (€80/day); two weeks €980 (€70/day); four weeks €1820 (€65/day)

Room 2 (single)
One week €560 (€80/day); two weeks €980 (€70/day); four weeks €1820 (€65/day)

Room 3 (double for single-occupancy)
One week €630/week (€90/day); two weeks €1120 (€80/day); four weeks €1960 (€70/day)

Application guidelines 


Fellowships open for application in December 2014 and close in January 2015. Oth

Dickinson House

Dickinson House

Writers' residency


Description of the organisation:
Dickinson House provides space and support for writers and artists in need of extended and concentrated periods of creative work. They offer residency stays of one week, two weeks, four weeks, six weeks, and, in exceptional cases, up to three months. Dickinson House also offers short stays for small workshop groups who may not be able to take longer amounts of time off away from their daily lives.

In addition, Dickinson House is home to MIEL, a small press publishing visual art and literature.

Description of the residency programme:
The mission of Dickinson House is to support writers and artists at work by providing space and time away from the distractions and responsibilities of their daily lives. The host wants the people who stay at Dickinson House to feel absolutely free to do their work: to read, write, walk, make work, move, sleep; to sit under the trees; to enjoy good conversation; to be silent. To that end, Dickinson House residencies include full board (three meals per day) and linen service once a week.

Dickinson House takes community seriously: while Dickinson House is a place for artists' work and theirs, they're also aiming to build something together with the residents. (If your ideal writing retreat is monkish silence on a Hebridean island, attended only by the cries of gulls, you might not find Dickinson House ideal.)

Artists who are working on small-scale projects in non-toxic media, textiles, text, painting in plein air, in the planning stages of larger projects which they will complete elsewhere, or making site-specific work or installations are welcome in Dickinson House.


There is no mandatory outcome for the residents, although the host is happy to work with individual residents to connect them to the surrounding community. There is a possibility of collaborative projects with MIEL.

Accommodation Information 

They have three rooms for writers: two single-occupancy rooms with single beds, one single-occupancy room with a double bed. Each room has a desk, a reading chair, a rug or rugs, a chair for use at the desk, a desk lamp, overhead lighting, and a bookshelf. Rooms have natural daylight via large windows. Each room has a lock. Windows and skylights have shades or curtains which can be pulled to darken the rooms. Artists may use spaces other than their rooms to make work; this can be negotiated on arrival. They also have outdoor locations that can be arranged to suit your practice.

Studio Information 

Writers and artists' rooms are furnished with work-desks, bookshelves, and pinboards.

Technical Information 

Writers' Residency | Literary B&B For the time being, Dickinson House does not have separate, dedicated studio space for visual artists. They do have a sewing machine available for use, as well as large tables in an unfinished workspace. Once you arrive, they are happy to work with you to adapt spaces outside the individual studio-sleeping rooms to better fit your needs.


East Flanders, Belgium.

D'Hoyestraat 34
9870 Olsene
+32 (0) 9 221 3430

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