Call for entries
Deadline: 15 April 2011

WERKKAMP011
Antwerp – July 2011: Artist In Residence Festival

Address
Scheld’apen Vzw
d’Herbouvillekaai 36, 2020 Antwerp, Belgium

tel/fax: 00323/238.23.32
website : www.scheldapen.bee-mail : robin@scheldapen.be

disciplines : Visual arts, performing arts, music, literature, and applied arts duration of residencies: 1 to 31 July, 2011

description :
Scheld’apen is a cultural youth centre and artistic workplace.
Scheld’apen offers young artists the space and support to establish
their own cultural and artistic projects. We give priority to starting
young groups, artists and dramatists. We are an open house for public,
young people, musicians and artists, without barriers and with the
possibility of interaction. We are an art centre with space for artistic
experimentation and attention to socially disadvantaged young people.
Next to supporting artists in their development we also program many
concerts and parties. Because of last year’s great success, we will be
organizing ‘Werkkamp011 (work camp011)’ for the second time this summer.

Werkkamp011 is an art festival that has its focus on processes, creation
and the artistic development of young (18-26) visual artists, musicians
and dramatists as well as writers and designers, product developers…you name it. This will take place from the 1st until the 31st of July in fort8, an old fort build in the late 19th century. The arsenal, the lodging, the hallways and the gunpowder rooms will all be occupied by artists and collectives. This means we have room for over 30 people (!) to create new work, build installations, to be inspired and to expand their network. The courtyard will be used as an open air stage, a restaurant and as a meeting spot. For this festival we invite artists to build new work, to research, to present their work and to look at what others are doing. We are here to bring artists together and to challenge and inspire them whilst actively supporting and promoting them.
We will give you a space to work, provide for catering, logistics and
off course: public. Next to our silkscreen workshop, our recording
studio and rehearsal rooms, we will also provide tools and writing
workshops. There will be theatre, music and cinema, dancing and so on… For one month Scheld’apen and Werkkamp011 will be functioning as a production house and open stage. Every weekend we will open the gates to welcome the public for concerts, expositions, try-outs and low budget dining and drinking.
This year Antwerp will be Europe’s new youth capital and we want
werkkamp011 to be a big part of this and therefore we reach out to you, the foreign artist.
For a taste of the atmosphere and our infrastructure, we invite you to
take a look at our website (http://www.scheldapen.be/?action=media&albumid=1622) and look up Werkkamp010 on Youtube.
A list of its former residents can be found here: http://www.scheldapen.be/?action=projectfolder&folderid=1509

Facilities
technical information :
We provide workspace and some tools (welding machine, carpentry tools…),
silkscreen studio, music recording studio, kitchen, logistic support,
presentation opportunities and assistance (and also a Nintendo gaming room).

studio information :
The workplaces vary in different sizes, which will be handed over, according to your needs and preferences.
accommodation information: We can accommodate you either in your workplace or on a campground near our ‘headquarters’.

Finances
paid by us:
– Catering
– Workspace
– On site accommodation
– Equipment and material
– Travel costs
paid by artist:
– Additional material and equipment

Location
Fort 8 is located in Hoboken. This is a district of the city of Antwerp, the second largest city of Belgium.
The city is probably best known for its harbor, one of the largest in
the world, and for its diamonds. Almost 80% of the world diamond
production is traded in Antwerp.
It’s a city with a rich cultural heritage and a thriving contemporary
art scene. Besides historical buildings from the 13th to 19th century,
the city also boast a large number of museums, a great zoo and large
pedestrian-only shopping streets. The fashion school is internationally
renowned and the region is one of Europe’s biggest centers of art
creation. This translates itself in countless art galleries and art
centers.
The fort is located in a 32 hectare green oasis at 8 kilometers (5 miles) from the centre of Antwerp.

Address:
Schansstraat, 2660 Hoboken
Entrance through Hoofdfrontweg

Application
Deadline: 15th of April, but we advise you to send in your application as soon as possible. Spaces are limited. Send to: robin@scheldapen.be

Criteria:
-You have to be between 18 and 26 of age to apply.
-Your application must include a short biography, (digital) portfolio, a
description of your project and a list of materials and equipment
needed for your project.
– We accept the following disciplines: Visual arts (painting, drawing,
sculpture, conceptual art, video art, mixed media…) performing arts
(theatre, dance, performance art…), music, literature, and applied arts
(design, graphic design, illustrative arts, fashion…)
-Applications will be selected based on achievability