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Woning Van Wassenhove (1974) © Juliaan Lampens / courtesy Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens. Picture: Rik Vannevel
Woning Van Wassenhove (1974) © Juliaan Lampens / courtesy Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens. Picture: Rik Vannevel
Woning Van Wassenhove (1974) © Juliaan Lampens / courtesy Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens. Picture: Rik Vannevel


Writing Residency at Woning Van Wassenhove

MORPHO and Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens present a Writing Residency at Woning Van Wassenhove between 24 November and 22 December 2023
Application deadline: September 15, 2023

The 2023 residency at the Woning Van Wassenhove allows an artist to further their writing practice.

The resident is granted full use of the Woning Van Wassenhove, located in Sint-Martens-Latem, in a quiet residential area in the vicinity of Ghent, for four consecutive weeks. As an outcome of the residency, MDD and/or MORPHO assists the resident to organise a public moment, such as a talk, performance, publication, broadcast or presentation in the year following the residency (2024).

For whom?

The call is open to any applicant over 18 years of age legally permitted to travel and reside in Belgium for the duration of the residency. We will do our best to adapt to the resident’s needs. However, due to its restricted architecture (stairs, absence of elevator), the Woning Van Wassenhove is not suitable for all conditions, and not for more than one resident.

What we offer

• contribution towards travel and visa costs (up to € 1000 inc. VAT)
• per diem of €40 per day (inc. VAT)
• production budget for a presentation moment in 2024 (up to € 2000 inc. VAT)
• MDD and MORPHO’s full communication support
• MDD’s institutional support
• utilities, internet connection, use of a bicycle

About the Writing Residency at Woning Van Wassenhove

Since 2015, MDD has been inviting residents to spend time in the Woning Van Wassenhove, a unique post-brutalist landmark designed in 1972–74 by the Flemish architect Juliaan Lampens. Previous residents of the Woning Van Wassenhove include Karina Beumer, Manon de Boer & Latifa Laâbissi, Michael Dean, Meta Drčar, Bas van den Hurk & Jochem van Laarhoven, Ana Prvački, Maaike Schoorel, and Emmanuel Van der Auwera. For more information on the residency programme, click here.

The Writing Residency is made possible through the generosity of Axel Vervoordt Gallery and Puilaetco.

Selection procedure

How to apply?

• cover letter (max. 1000 words, no images) on how the residency would benefit your practice, and referencing the format of the proposed public moment
• CV (max. 3 pages, no images)
• recent writing sample – max. 5 pages, single spaced. The text should either have been published or presented in a public institution.

Send all files in that order bundled in one PDF (max size 10 MB, 12 pages, in English) to, with the subject line 'Writing Residency Woning Van Wassenhove'.

Selection criteria

• the pertinence of writing practice, confirmed by either a previously published text or a relevant presentation within a public institution
• the relevance of resident’s practice to the residency context
• the impact that the residency is likely to have on the resident’s development


Applications received by the deadline in compliance with the eligibility requirements will be evaluated by a jury composed of:
• Caroline Dumalin (artistic director MORPHO)
• Laurens Otto (curator Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens)
• Bert Puype (artist liaison Axel Vervoordt Gallery)
• Yann Chateigné Tytelman (curator, writer and part of MORPHO's artistic council)


application deadline: Friday 15 September 2023
applications informed of results: early October
residency period: 24 November – 22 December 2023