Residencies at Woning Van Wassenhove, Belgium

Residencies at Woning Van Wassenhove, Belgium

Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens is proud to announce two new funded residencies at the Woning Van Wassenhove, a landmark modernist building designed by the Flemish architect Juliaan Lampens in Sint-Martens-Latem, near Ghent, Belgium. The residency programme at the Woning Van Wassenhove is a partnership between Stichting Mevrouw Jules Dhondt-Dhaenens and the Lampens Estate. The two residencies will each allow one Europe-based candidate of any nationality to stay in the Woning Van Wassenhove for up to 4 consecutive weeks between September and December 2021. Since the Woning is a single-person heritage house, the emphasis is primarily on reflection and research, although production that respects the integrity of the house is possible.

How applicants choose to take advantage of their stay in the Woning Van Wassenhove is open, so long as the occupation of the house, its locality and architectural identity, are put to productive use. The resident is expected to organize a public-facing output at the Woning Van Wassenhove or Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, either at the end of their stay or later, showcasing aspects of their practice in relation to the residency. Both residencies include a travel grant and per diem, as well as a budget for the public-facing output. Funding for the FABA Artist Residency is generously provided by the FABA Foundation. The Art & Architecture Residency is generously supported by Axel Vervoordt Gallery and Puilaetco.


The FABA Artist Residency provides a practitioner in any artistic visual field the time and space to reflect on and further their practice in the Woning Van Wassenhove. The FABA artist in residence will benefit from the support, communication and institutional network of Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens. In addition, the selected resident is asked, in consultation with Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, to organise a public moment — talk, performance, publication, broadcast, presentation… — following the residency. The FABA Artist Residency is conceived primarily as a reflection residency, although production that respects the integrity of the house is possible. Studio space and materials are not provided, and as a protected heritage property the Woning Van Wassenhove is not conducive to activities that may cause residential disturbance, damage or leave traces. The FABA Artist Residency lasts up to 4 weeks between September and December 2021 and is generously supported through a grant from the FABA Foundation.

The following expenses are covered by the FABA Artist Residency:

  • return travel costs from/to European place of residency (up to €1000)
  • mobility grant for local travel during the residency (up to €500)
  • per diem of €35 per day (up to 4 weeks)
  • production budget for presentation moment (up to €2000)
  • rent, utilities, internet connection (no landline phone or computer provided)
  • use of bicycle

Candidates are invited to send the following in PDF format, preferably in English (Dutch or French accepted) via email or WeTransfer to [email protected] by 14 March 2021, midnight CET:

  • cover letter (max. 1 A4 recto, no images) with reference to format of public moment
  • personal statement (max. 800 words, no images) on how the residency would benefit the applicant’s practice
  • CV (max. 3 pages recto, no images)
  • portfolio (images, installation views, video stills – max. 5 pages recto; if video or audio, no more than 5 MB file)

The Art & Architecture Residency at the Woning Van Wassenhove provides time and space for a practitioner to reflect on and further his/her practice at the juncture of art and architecture. The Art & Architecture resident will benefit from the support, communication and institutional network of Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens. In addition, the selected resident is asked, in consultation with Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, to organise a public moment — talk, performance, publication, broadcast, presentation… — following the residency. The Art & Architecture Residency is conceived primarily as a reflection residency, although production that respects the integrity of the house is possible. Studio space and materials are not provided, and as a protected heritage property the Woning Van Wassenhove is not conducive to activities that may cause residential disturbance, damage or leave traces. The Art & Architecture Residency lasts up to 4 weeks between September and December 2021 and is generously supported by Axel Vervoordt Gallery and Puilaetco.

The following expenses are covered by the Art & Architecture Residency:re

  • turn travel costs from/to European place of residency (up to €1000)
  • mobility grant for local travel during the residency (up to €500)
  • per diem of €35 per day (up to 4 weeks)
  • production budget for presentation moment (up to €2000)
  • rent, utilities, internet connection (no landline phone or computer provided)
  • use of bicycle

Candidates are invited to send the following in PDF format, preferably in English (Dutch or French accepted) via email or WeTransfer to [email protected] by 14 March 2021, midnight CET:

  • cover letter (max. 1 A4 recto, no images) with reference to format of public moment
  • personal statement (max. 800 words, no images) on how the residency would benefit the applicant’s practice
  • CV (max. 3 pages recto, no images)
  • portfolio (images, installation views, video stills – max. 5 pages recto; if video or audio, no more than 5 MB file).
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