Open call to WIELS residency programme for Estonian artists


Estonian Centre for Contemporary Art and WIELS Contemporary Art Centre have announced an open call for two Estonian artists to apply to a residency programme at the WIELS Residency Programme.
Two Estonian artists have a possibility to participate in the WIELS Residency Programme on the first or second half of 2021, during six months. CCA in collaboration with Estonian Ministry of Culture will cover the residency cost and apartment rent. A monthly scholarship will be paid to the artists. All Estonian artists (artists based in Estonia and/or from Estonia) are welcome to apply.
The WIELS Residency Programme is an international laboratory for emerging artists from all over the world. It forms a key part of the overall programme of WIELS and is one of its core activities. WIELS provides a unique working environment for artists, so that they can pursue their work and participate in current debates and research regarding contemporary art practices. During six months, the residents are offered an individual workspace and a framework designed to facilitate a durable exchange of ideas with the artistic and cultural life of Brussels.
The deadline to apply is on September 20, 2020. The application must be in English according to the guidelines below (and here) and send in one pdf file via e-mail to post [at] The application are reviewed by a jury, consisting of representatives from CCA and WIELS. The final decision will be done by WIELS Contemporary Art Centre.
Please note in the application if you would like to participate in the programme during the first or second half of 2021 (or if it doesn’t matter).
The collaboration between CCA and WIELS started in 2017 when the jury selected Paul Kuimet and Jaanus Samma to participate in 2018, in 2019 Anna Škodenko and Tõnis Saadoja were working in the residency, this year the participating artists are Tanja Muravskaja and Anu Vahtra.
More information about WIELS on their website or ask for details from post [at]
The participation of Estonian artists at the programme is supported by Estonian Ministry of Culutre.
The application must be sent by e-mail in .PDF format to: post [at]
Application paperwork should include in the following order:
A. APPLICATION FORM: Please download and fill out the PDF application form.
B. CV/RESUME: Please include your educational background and exhibition history.
C. ARTIST STATEMENT: In 250 words or less, write a statement about your work.
D. STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: In 250 words or less, describe your potential projects, ideas and expectations for the residency at WIELS.
E. REFERENCES: Please provide the name, email, telephone no. and postal address of three references who can comment on your recent work and artistic development on a professional level.
F. IMAGE SCRIPT: The titles on the image script should correspond to those marked in the titles of the digital image files (see PART 2). Include the title, date, medium, dimensions, and a brief description of each work (less than 50 words for each image/video).
We ask that you send a selection of up to 10 images included electronic application, and/or videos.
The image files should be sent via email with the ‘Application Paperwork’ or be included in the IMAGE SCRIPT as a download link that does not expire, provided by file-hosting services such as Dropbox, Vimeo or YouTube.
MAXIMUM 10 IMAGES: Each image file must be titled with your Last Name, underscore, First Name, image number (e.g. Smith_John01 ; Smith_John02)
Accepted file type: separate JPG-files only
Maximum size: A4 or 1000 px
Image resolution: 72 DPI
VIDEO FILES: Moving images, i.e. time-based media, video, kinetic art or documentation of performance art, should be included in the IMAGE SCRIPT accompanying your application as a download link that does not expire, either provided by file-hosting services such as Dropbox or video-sharing websites such as YouTube or Vimeo. One video counts as one image, the duration does not matter. Video files of still artwork or documentation of artistic process will NOT be viewed.
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