Frans Masereel Centrum

Frans Masereel Centrum offers 3 types of residencies:

(6 weeks)

Professional artists get the opportunity to work on a personal project within their artistic practice. Experience with the graphic medium is not required.

(3-6 weeks)

Critics, writers, artists, curators and academics conduct theoretical research about the medium of printmaking, prepare a critical text on a print-related topic, develop ideas for curatorial projects, etc.

(1-2 weeks)

Graduate art schools can apply to work on a contemporary, print-related project.


Residency at the Frans Masereel Centrum includes use of the workshop facilities and equipment, basic materials, and technical advice. For some digital prints, papers and specific inks, you will be charged with a small fee.

We also offer accommodation in our fully equipped bungalows during your residency. There&rsquos room for up to four people, so you are free to bring a partner or family. There is also a bike at your disposal.


Application deadline for the general and essay residency is May 21st.
Application deadline for the school residency is March 1st.

Applicants are asked to fill out the online application form and upload the necessary documents and portfolio.

Please check our website for application guidelines and details.

Residency Programme since: 1972
Description of Organisation:


Frans Masereel Centrum is an international centre for contemporary printmaking, founded in 1972.

It offers residencies and organizes exhibitions, and in its fully equipped workshops artists and critics can work with intaglio, typography with wooden or lead typesetting, screenprinting, riso and lasercut, or investigate the relationship of printmaking with other visual arts. The centre focuses mainly on creation rather than on reproduction. It is a platform for the public, the artist and their work, stimulating new graphic practices in contemporary arts.


Organisation founded in: 1972
What type of organisation are you?:
  • Part of a Governmental Institution
Working Languages:
  • English
Duration of residency:
  • Months: 1 – 3
Number of studios: between 5 and 10
Number of artists in residence at one time: between 5 and 10
Studio type and size: Private studio
Accommodation type:
Private Apartment
Which disciplines does your residency cater to?:
  • Visual Art
  • Printmaking
  • Photography
What practical facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Private accommodation
  • Kitchen
  • Space for partners, families, pets
  • Internet
  • Bicycle
  • Computer
What artistic facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Exhibition space
  • Library/research resources
  • Printmaking facilities
  • Technical assistance
  • Networking
Is your residency wheelchair accessible?: No
Companions Allowed:
  • Children
  • Partners
  • Application process: Digital application
    Do you charge an application fee for your residency?: No
    Do you charge a residency fee for your residency?: Yes
    If yes, what is the residency fee? (in your local currency): 175 / 350 / 900 Euro per week
    Do you provide the residents with any funds associated with the residency? (e.g. stipend, fellowship, production allowance): No
    Expenses paid by the artist:
    • Travel
    • Food
    • Supplies
    Expenses paid by the organisation:
    • Housing
    Are artists expected to do one of the following during their residency stay?:
    • Donation of artwork
    Other activities happening at the space:
    • Workshops
    • Presentation
    • Exhibition
    Selection process: By committee
    Setting: Rural
    Nearest Airport: Brussels International Airport (Zaventem)
    Nearest Train Station: Geel or Turnhout
    How to reach by plane: Take a plane to Brussels International Airport (Zaventem), then follow the train directions.
    How to reach by train: Kasterlee is most easily reached by public transport from Antwerp and Brussels. Take the train to Turnhout or Geel. From these stations, take bus connection 490-492 to Kasterlee. Get off at the Houtum stop. The bus stop is within walking distance of the Frans Masereel Centrum: at the traffic lights, take a right on Zaardenstraat to the first street on your right, Masereeldijk. Frans Masereel Centrum is 200 meters to your right.
    How to reach by car: E34 Antwerpen – Eindhoven: Exit 24 Turnhout CentrumN19 Turnhout – Geel: follow in the direction of Kasterlee and GeelDrive through the centre of Kasterlee in the direction of Geel and follow the signs &lsquoFrans Masereel Centrum&rsquo
    Street & Number: Masereeldijk 5
    Postal Code: 2460
    City: Kasterlee
    Country long: Belgium
    Masereeldijk 5
    Kasterlee 2460 BEL
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