Frans Masereel Centrum

Frans Masereel Centre offers residencies and a working space to graphic designers, artists and critics who want to work with intaglio, relief printing, screen print or lithography, or who want to investigate the relationship of graphics with other visual arts. The focus is on creation and experimentation in the workshop. A revised residency programme will be available starting October 2018. To apply for the residencies, you must apply with the online form on the website, not by email.

Types of residencies

Period: 4 to 6 weeks
Cost: 155€ per week
During the general residency programme, the artist or designer realises a print project that matches his or her personal oeuvre. No prior knowledge of the graphic medium is required, but you are expected to work on your own. Two staff members are available for technical advice or help.

Period: 8 weeks
Cost: 155€ per week
This residency for researchers, artists, and designers is aimed at the research of the graphic medium. The wide range of printing techniques available at the centre provides the opportunity to study technical aspects, innovative processes and graphic visual elements. We offer you our infrastructure, time and international network so the conditions would be ideal for creating a research lab. The result of this research will be presented to the public in the form of an Artist Talk and also be published in the PRINT LAB on the centre’s website.

Period: 4 weeks
Cost: 105€ per week
Critics, artists and theoreticians can reside at the centre to write a critical text on a print related topic. The essay can relate to one or several resident artists, to an exhibition on graphic media, or to research about the graphic medium.

Period: 1 or 2 weeks
Cost: 600€ per week (max 8 students and max 2 teachers) or €300 per week (max 4 students and max 2 teachers)
A school residency is a unique opportunity for universities with a master degree programme (or third year Bachelor) to work on a contemporary print-related project. In a professional printmaking workshop and within the international context of a residency space, students can develop and realise this project under supervision of their teacher. We encourage schools to collaborate and work on a joint project. During the school residencies, the centre organises print related Artist Talks on Wednesday evenings. All residencies will start again in October/November 2018.


Multidisciplinary art, designers, theoreticians, critics, researchers, university students, and teachers. Any form of printmaking.


Masereeldijk 5
2460 Kasterlee

+32 (0)14 85 22 52