[artinfo] Open call: artist residencies 2016 at Frans Masereel Centre

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Open call: artist residencies 2016

January-February & September-December 2016

2016 deadlines: August 1, 2015

Frans Masereel Centre
Print media lab & residencies
Masereeldijk 5
B - 2460 Kasterlee

T +32 0 14 85 22 52


Frans Masereel Centre offers residencies and a 
working space to graphic designers, artists and 
critics who want to work with intaglio, relief 
printing, screenprint or lithographyŠ or who want 
to investigate the relationship of graphic 
techniques with other visual arts. 
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, next to 
the scanners and printers necessary to prepare 
various photographic processes, a 
high-definition, large-scale printer and a 
digital stencil machine, as well as a laser 
cutter and riso machine. The focus is on creation 
and experimentation in the workshop. Frans 
Masereel Centre wants to stimulate new graphic 
practices in contemporary arts.

Residency types

Four-six weeks
The artist or graphic designer realizes a print 
project that matches his or her personal oeuvre. 
No prior knowledge of the graphic medium is 
required. Our two workshop managers provide 
technical assistance when needed.

Eight weeks
This residency is aimed at the research of the 
graphic medium. The wide range of printing 
techniques available at the centre provides the 
opportunity to study technical aspects, 
innovative processes and graphic visual elements. 
A profound knowledge of the medium is required.

Four weeks
Critics, artists and theoreticians can reside at 
the centre to write a critical text on a 
print-related topic. The essay can relate to one 
or several resident artists, to an exhibition on 
graphic media, or to research about the graphic 

General conditions
Costs: 155 EUR per week per artist. This includes 
the accommodation, the use of the professional 
print workshop, technical advice and the use of 
workshop materials. For some digital prints, 
papers and specific inks, you will be charged 
with a small fee. 

We offer accommodation in a personal little house 
(with equipped kitchen, personal bathroom, etc) 
during your residency. There's room for up to 
four people, so you are free to bring a partner, 
assistant, friend or family member. There is also 
a bike at your disposal.

Apply through the online application form before 
the deadline on August 1. A professional jury 
makes the selection of residents before September 
1. Shortly afterwards, you will be notified 
whether or not you have been selected. For more 
information on admission please read 
application form on the website.

<http://fransmasereelcentrum.be/en/> Frans Masereel Centre
Frans Masereel Centre (1972), part of the Flemish 
government, is a graphical laboratory in which 
the possibilities of graphical applications are 
being researched, widened and reformulated. 
Besides residencies, Frans Masereel Centre 
organizes print projects such as exhibitions and 
the annual Print Art Fair, and supports 
artist publications.

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