Werktank Residency

Werktank is a production platform for media art. Our main mission is the realisation and distribution of installation art that investigates the relation between technology and perception.

Werktank functions as a work tool for the artist and puts its artistic, technical and productional expertise at the disposal of young and emerging artists. We accompany the artist through all the phases of the creation process of media art, from the research process till the final realisation and active distribution of the work, by offering residencies, financial and productional support.

Every year we give new artists the opportunity to work in Werktank, in parallel with a selection of artists who are supported on a longer term and who assure the continuity of the Werktank-dramaturgy.

We aim to continuously challenge the artistic line developed over the past years with new impulses, at the same time trying to maintain a coherent story which connects the works we produce.

Werktank operates at the crossroads of media art, visual art and performance art. Most of the works produced in our media-factory are comments or reflections on contemporary visual culture. They form a bridge between the past and the present by deliberately mixing new and old media. Often they combine the latest digital technologies with old craftsman like techniques, always maintaining the focus on the content and imaginative force of the artwork.

Our headquarters are situated in the heart of the city of Leuven (Belgium) and consists of offices, workspaces and a technical workshop. We are an inter(national) organisation, but are also firmly rooted in the city, closely collaborating with local actors to give new impulses to its emerging artistic scene.

Open Call: Werktank residents

What do we offer?

Werktank has a residency space and a blackbox with studio and a workshop with tools and machines.

We make our spaces, materials and know-how available to artists who are active at the intersection of art, technology and science (or on the periphery of these fields) and who need specific knowledge, support and space.

Werktank has its workshops in the Pieter Nollekensstraat behind the Leuven train station and is easily accessible by public transport, bicycle and car.

Technical info & dimensions can be found here.

How to apply?

Send your project description (max 1 A4) with a clear description of the need for a particular space (studio/blackbox), possibly a technical rider and timeline to info@werktank.org. Include in the application a website/instagram page to your work and a resume.

Submit all requested information in 1pdf (max 2MB).

Applications can be submitted on an ongoing basis and spaces will be filled based on availability where we try to accommodate your project timeline as much as possible.

Website link: https://www.werktank.org/residencies

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