Deadline: 14/04/2019

Call for Applications - 2019 School Residency at Frans Masereel Centrum

1 or 2 week periods and Advanced ten-day masterclass programme.

Description of residency program
Frans Masereel Centrum – one of Europe’s biggest, and recently expanded, centres for print – launches a call for applications for its 2019 school residencies. Your M.A. and postgrad students of all artistic orientations will be inspired and energized by this unique and intensive learning experience amidst the scenic Flemish countryside near Antwerp. This year, Frans Masereel Centrum hosts 1 or 2 week stays, as well as themed ten-day masterclasses focussing on the future of print (art).

Disciplines, work equipment and assistance
Regular programme: one or two weeks
Between October 11 and November 8, 2019

From intaglio to screen-printing, from woodcuts to lasercuts: the Frans Masereel Centrum’s analogue and digital ateliers can accommodate any artist wanting to explore printmaking, whether they are photogravure buffs or have never operated a risograph.

Our expert printmakers will help your teaching staff to guide students through techniques of your choosing and so assist them in completing their individual artistic projects. Moreover, during your stay (of one or two weeks), FMC hosts Artist Meetings and Artist Talks with speakers attuned to your pupils’ fields of study and aligned to your school’s DNA. Culmination of the residence is an exhibition, open to the public and art professionals.

Ten-day Masterclass
Between November 13 and December 6, 2019

What does the future hold for the printed image and word? What pressing issues will be posed in 60 years’ time if the fleetingness of today’s digital age persists? Will we be able to acclimatize the digital with the analogue? Will print, one of the most accessible and democratic mediums, disappear? Or will it, for instance, find refuge in some kind of underground resistance? And what new forms and carriers will ensure its survival?

These are only some of the questions on which Frans Masereel Centrum, together with internationally renowned artists such as åbäke, builds its ten-day masterclass. Students and teachers will be inspired by multiple Artist Talks, extra muros activities and advanced workshop programmes – helmed by an elite of external artists – centred on an extended list of techniques. The masterclass programme culminates in a big exhibition where your students’ works will be shown next to that of established artists.

Our 9 houses have a kitchen, a bathroom with a toilet, a living room and two bedrooms. The kitchen is equipped with the necessary comfort such as an electric stove, a microwave, an electric kettle, a fridge, the necessary tableware... In the living room there’s a couch, an easel and a drawing table. There’s wireless internet available. The bathroom has a shower, a washbasin and a toilet. Both bedrooms have two beds each with all the necessary pillows and blankets. You can get sheets at the reception for 5€ a set. The common laundry room has a washing machine (with detergent and fabric softener). Artists can also use the common freezer. Pets are not allowed.

Studio/ workspace
There are six workshops at the centre, situated in the main building:

  • -intaglio
  • -letterpress printing
  • -lithography
  • -screen printing
  • -typography (with wood and lead typesetting)
  • -a digital studio (scanners and printers necessary to prepare various photographic processes, a high-definition, large-scale printer, a digital stencil machine, a laser cutter, a riso machine).

Frans Masereel Centre also has a dark room where photographic prints (screen printing, photo- engraving and offset) can be realised. All workshops are equipped with a ventilation system. The 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 manager can guide you through the various printing processes.

Fees and support
Regular programme, 1 or 2 weeks:

  • - Max. 8 students and 2 teachers: €900/week
  • - Max 4 students and 2 teachers: €500/week

10-day masterclass programme: €2000

These package costs are to be paid by schools, not by students themselves.

Expectations towards the artist
During a first Artist Meeting, individual students present the projects they will be working on during their stay. During a second Meeting, students are to reflect on their initial presentations and their works-in-progress.

Application information
Application deadline: April 14, 2019.
Selection will be made known before April 22.

Artistic out-of-the-box mentalities and multidisciplinary approaches are encouraged.
Frans Masereel Centrum is an open-minded institution that wants to reflect society as a whole and does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, creed, sexual orientation or gender expression.

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Call for Applications - 2019 School Residency at Frans Masereel Centrum

Call for Applications - 2019 School Residency at Frans Masereel Centrum


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