All residencies are sponsored by the Flemish government.
Artists pay a fee per week for the use of the studio and accomodation. General and research residencies cost 350 euros per week, essay residencies 175 euros per week, regular school residencies cost 500 to 900 euros per week per group. These fees cover accommodation, use of and support in the workshops and basic materials.
Apply via the form on their website. There is no application fee. Selection will be made known max. two weeks after the respective deadlines. Artistic out-of-the-box mentalities and multidisciplinary approaches are encouraged.
Frans Masereel Centrum is one of Europe’s biggest centres for print and graphic art. It offers residencies and modern working spaces to visual artists, designers, to schools, researchers and critics who want to work with everything from wood engraving and lithography to screen-printing and laser cutting or who want to investigate the relationship of graphic arts with other art forms. The focus lies on creation and experimentation in the workshop. Frans Masereel Centrum is a graphical laboratory in which the possibilities of graphical applications are being researched, widened, reformulated and put on display. It is a platform for the public, artists and their work.
Each resident is allocated his/her own fully equipped cottage with open plan kitchen, living room, bathroom and two bedrooms each with two singe beds. Residents may choose to bring an assistant or family. Every artist has a bicycle at his/her disposal.
There’s also free wireless Internet. The common laundry room has a washing machine (with detergent and fabric softener). Artists can also use the common freezer.
There are six workshops at Frans Masereel Centrum, all situated in the various buildings on the premises. Besides workshops for intaglio, letterpress printing, lithography and screen printing, there is also a typography workshop (with wood and lead typesetting) and a digital studio with, besides the scanners and printers necessary to prepare various photographic processes, also a laser cutter and riso machine. The use of the lasercutter, risograph and some printers will be charged. The centre also has two dark rooms where photographic prints (screen printing, photoengraving and offset) can be realised. All workshops are equipped with a ventilation system.
The Frans Masereel Centrum programme and workshops are set up so as to allow residents to work independently and to stimulate them to try different techniques. All manuals and printing processes are organised in convenient folders to be consulted in the workshops. If needed, the workshop managers can guide you through the various printing processes. The studio's are open from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM.
Frans Masereel Centrum provides all the most common products, inks, and materials. There is also a paper shop on site. Check out the facilites on their website.
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