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 2023 a soundab 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 2023 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.
Rooms in seperate apartment building are offered to the residents.
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.