M-residence

M supports upcoming talent

M-residence

M not only shows art, it also gives emerging artists the chance to create new work in the best conditions and with expert guidance. M-residence is the name of the project. But how does it work?

What is an M-residency?

Every year, M aims to offer a residency to several emerging artists. At least one of them must have a link with Leuven. The focus is on visual art and, by extension, performance.

 

A residency generally lasts three months. The first month is mainly devoted to reflection and the drawing up of a project proposal. Once that is ready, M looks at how it can support the creation of the new work: offering technical support, drawing up a project plan and a budget together with the artist, inviting a curator to talk about the work... In short, everything the artist needs to be able to work in peace and surrounded by others.

 

The residency usually ends with an exhibition. 

Where does the M-residency take place?

Where does the M-residency take place?

M has its own studio: a four-metre high, 115-square-metre space with plenty of light. It is located in Cas-co, a former warehouse that belonged to Stella Artois in the Vaartstraat, which has been transformed into workspaces for visual and performing artists.

 

The M-residences are made possible thanks to the support of the M-art patrons and M-ambassadors, and of Amplo, HR-partner for the cultural sector.

What makes the M-residence unique?

What makes the M-residence unique?

There are more organisations that organise residencies, but M offers emerging artists two unique assets:

  • M has built up great expertise in terms of content, production and communication. This is entirely at the service of the artist.
  • M invites M-bassadors, art collectors and curators to the M studio. This enables the artist to make new contacts and build up a network.

Who are the M-residents?

Benjamin Seror (2017), Naufus Ramírez-Figueroa (2018), Florian Waerzeggers (2018), Brecht Heytens (2019), Maud Gourdon & Chantal van Rijt (2020) and Evelien Cammaert (2020).

 

... and who will be next?

Yannick Ganseman (March 2021), Jivan van der Ende (June 2021) and Alice Van der Wielen-Honinckx (October 2021).

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Alice Van der Wielen-Honinckx

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Yannick Ganseman

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Jivan van der Ende

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Chantal van Rijt & Maud Gourdon

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Brecht Heytens

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Florian Waerzeggers

WITH THE SUPPORT OF AMPLO