Open Call Residency in Speculative Design (Belgium)

The Goethe-Institut in collaboration with KIKK Festival, its Creative Hub & Fab Lab TRAKK and the cultural center Les Abattoirs de Bomel are awarding a grant for a residency project on SPECULATIVE DESIGN. The residency programme will take place in Namur from the 1st of June to the 1st of July 2018.

The project is aimed at artists, students and recent graduates in the art and/or design field. People with backgrounds in other disciplines are also welcome to submit their applications. The organisers are inviting two residents in total: one from Germany and one from Belgium. To be eligible you need to be resident in one of the 2 countries (for at least 2 years) or have the country’s nationality.

The residents’ main focus should lie on acquainting themselves with new technologies within the TRAKK laboratory while benefiting from professional assistance. A final product is not compulsory. The residents are free in the realization of their projects. They may choose to create a project in collaboration with the other resident. After consultation with the organizers, the project may also be exhibited at the KIKK Festival in November.

During their residency, the artists will have to participate in a cultural activity to share details about their work practice or research with the audience of Abattoirs de Bomel. It can be a workshop, a talk, a discussion or anything else. This will be decided with the artists during their stay in Namur.


  • A total budget of €10.000 (€5.000 per resident). This includes the expenses for materials, food and travel for a period of four weeks.

  • A private flat (39 to 47m2) with a bathroom, kitchen nook, space to sleep and work and access to the internet.

  • Access to the TRAKK Fab Lab, including the use of all machines (3D printer, cutting plotter, milling machine with numerical control, laser cutter, wood working tools, and other technology) and on-site assistance.

  • Use of the studios within the Abattoirs de Bomel (wood working, iron working and screen printing studios; assistance and introduction by the technical management)

Deadline: 4 March 2018

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