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Exchange Residency MeetFactory

MeetFactory and MORPHO are delighted to continue their collaboration in 2024 with an international residency exchange. MeetFactory generously supports the participation of an artist from Belgium going to Prague for a two-month residency, as well as an artist from Czech Republic going to Antwerp, now for an extended period of five months.

The residency in Prague lasts for 2 months, in the period of August 1 – September 30, 2024.

MeetFactory offers

  • Accommodation in a shared apartment
  • An individual work space, equipped with basic furniture, lighting, electricity and Wi-Fi
  • A programme of studio visits
  • An open studio presentation of the artist’s work
  • Artistic guidance and practical assistance from the staff

Financial support

  • Up to 200 euros round trip travel costs are covered. The residency also provides a 700 euros monthly fee and a one-time production aid of 200 euros.


MORPHO, a nonprofit arts organisation based in Antwerp, is dedicated to the development of artistic practice. We give time, space and resources to artists with the aim of fostering a dynamic and a sustainable context for artistic work. We do so by creating studio space in the city, and residency programmes with partners abroad. As a residency, we annually host around 20 Belgian and international residents whom we support in their projects and trajectories. The programme consists of weekly collective sessions in an environment that encourages critical dialogue and playful experimentation. We also regularly organise events and presentations in the context of the garden and the refectory of the former monastery where the residency studios are located.

About MeetFactory

MeetFactory is a non-for-profit international center for contemporary art. They support original projects in the fields of visual arts, theater and music. They aim to create a space where art is alive, and artists are present, enhancing a direct exchange between international artists and the visitors, as well as between different disciplines and generations. Established in 2007, the centre operates the largest studio programme in Central Europe.

Selection procedure


  • Motivation letter (approx. 300 words)
  • Project proposal (approx. 300 words)
  • Portfolio of works and artist CV

Please submit all files in that order and in a single PDF (max. size 10MB, 10 pages, in English) to, with the subject ‘Open Call 2024 Exchange Residency MeetFactory’.

The application for the Czech resident should be done through MeetFactory’s website (deadline 15/11!). For the full open call with more details about the selection criteria, see here.

Selection criteria

  • The agreement between what the project requires and what the residency offers.
  • The relevance of the artist’s practice to the residency community and context.
  • The impact that the residency is likely to have on the artist’s development.


  • The applications are collectively selected by a jury including MeetFactory and MORPHO’s artistic teams.

Application deadline: January 8, 2024
Announcement of results: February 2, 2024