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Deadline: July 23, midnight


The residency takes place in the framework of the 2021 Artist Project of Very Contemporary, a network between different art spaces and museums in the border region of the Euregio-Meuse-Rhine. Artists based in either The Netherlands, Belgium or Germany are invited to apply.

Theme: “Where are we now?”

Guided by the open question “Where are we now?”, the residency will invite an artist to reflect on the particularities of the Euregio-Meuse-Rhine region. In 2019, Very Contemporary launched WONDERTOURS, a project aimed to bridge the distances between the different institutions by offering cycling routes between them. The artist is invited to offer a new perspective on these routes, responding to the distances, landscapes or borders between the two institutions. The project may address or reflect themes such as sustainability, transcultural dialogue, cultural heritage or geopolitics specific to the region. The focus of the residency is on developing a work or project in the context mentioned above.

Offered by the residency:

  • Studio – an open studio space of approximately 25m2 accommodation information

  • Accommodation is at Greylight Projects in Heerlen (consisting in a private room, with shower on the corridor and a shared kitchen)

  • A presentation or the result of the process of the residency period. The presentation will be held in or around IKOB in Eupen or at any related location in the border area of the Euregio-Meuse-Rhine region.

  • A fee of 2500, -euro and depending on the needs there is a production budget available till a max. 1500, -euro

How to Apply: To apply, send us the following documents (in English) in ONE SINGLE PDF FILE (10 Mb max.) by email to:

The document must contain the following information:

  • a short text about your motivations for the residency (500 words max)

  • a curriculum vitae with your contact details (email, telephone, address, website) -images of recent works (with captions)

  • a short text describing your artistic practice.(For new media, please insert links to look at videos or to listen to sound tracks within the pdf/)

  • Instagram B&W
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