Open Call: 2023 Artist Residencies

The Frans Masereel Centrum is welcoming applications for its international Artist Residency Program in 2023.

The Artist Residency Program offers five-week residencies to selected applicants. Residencies will be held between January and September of 2023 in the specialized printmaking studios of the art centre. Details about the proposed residency periods in 2023 are available on Frans Masereel Centrum’s website, which provides all information pertaining to the call, as well as the online application form.

The program is oriented towards confirmed contemporary artists as well as up-and-coming practitioners with a high development potential. Particular attention is dedicated to those who wish to extend their artistic practice within the field of printed-matter at large.

The call is open to all visual artists, from any geographic context, working with any media. No prior knowledge of printmaking techniques is required and our experienced studio staff will be available for technical assistance.

The jury selecting the 2023 residents is composed of Lotte Beckwé (curator, M HKA Antwerp), independant curator, editor and writer Zeynep Kubat, artist and publisher Wilfried Huet, and artist and curator Nico Dockx, joined by Frans Masereel Centrum’s residency coordinator Ivan Durt and its director Stijn Maes.

Deadline for applications: May 12, 2022, 12 pm (CET).


Since it’s inauguration in 1972, the Frans Masereel Centrum has grown into one of the most inspiring artist residencies, where visual artists can challenge their practice in one of its fully equipped printmaking workshops, together with an international and intergenerational peer group. Located in the rural northern part of Belgium, it offers space and seclusion, as well as a place to meet, learn and create. Each residency includes masterclasses on the printmaking techniques of your choosing, individual meetings with visiting tutors, informal group discussions, and many more. Every year we accommodate approximately 50 artists. Partners and children are welcome.

In 2022, the Frans Masereel Centrum celebrates its 50 years. Highlights include the first overview exhibition on Slavs and Tatars’ printed matter, a long-term research collaboration with Vaast Colson, the commissioning of Hannah Black’s first novella, as well as the pilot episode of the biennial initiative Hibernus, bringing together newly created works by Pélagie Gbaguidi, Emmanuelle Quertain, Océane Vallot and Joris Van de Moortel. As a thriving center for contemporary art, it also continues its long-lasting collaboration with architect, thinker and artist Wim Cuyvers, and will later this year launch the final addition by the late Andrea Éva Győri to its offline project Solitude.