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15 · 08 · 2016

Residencies

There are many interesting options for residencies for Danish artists and authors in our region, Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg and Germany.

 

We have asked a visual artist and an author who have visited the region in connection to an artistic residency to tell us about their experiences.

My year at Van Eyck academy was a very positive experience to me. It was the the perfect opportunity to concentrate on my praxis in an atmosphere that both challenged and inspired me. I felt I needed a place where art and production was in focus, where I could get that extra push or critique from colleagues and mentors. And where i could widen my network; Meeting interesting people from all over the world with different perceptions and opinions, taught me a lot and made me become more conscious of my own work.
Anna Bak, visual artist, in residency at Jan Van Eyck Academy in the Netherlands
In february 2010 I was at Villa Hellebosch, where I finished my second novel 'Jeg er en hær' (I am an army). It still stands as my most productive and one of my most enjoyable residencies - and I’ve had a few (before I had children). Villa Hellebosch is situated at Vollezele, a small village 25 kilometer outside Brussels. It’s a lovely house with great, helpful hosts. The Villa is in a quiet, rural area, where there really isn’t much else to do than work and walk, but if you’re want to write, this is the perfect place. If it gets too rural, Brussels is close by. The only problem with a residency at Villa Hellebosch is, that you get fed so well you’ll probably gain five kilos before you leave.
Lars Husum, literary author, in residency at Villa Hellebosch in Belgium