ArtistVillage | CBK Zeeland & Warp art


May 12 – 13 - 14th 2023 in Middelburg (Netherlands)

Contemporary Art Platform WARP based in Sint-Niklaas (BE) organises the 2023 edition of the ‘Artist Village’ (portfoliodays) in collaboration with CBK Zeeland in Middelburg (Netherlands) on May 12, 23, 14.  The core of this event are one-on-one conversations with experienced and emphatic professionals from the international art scene in the Oostkerk. Even at more advanced stages of ones career, it is important to have mentorship and support in a professional capacity. The range of conversations and feedback will provide you with a whole set of ideas and ways for further developing your practice. The final goal is to create a sustainable network.

WARP started organising portfoliodays, -weekends or the ‘Arstist Village’ as soon as 2007. In most of the cases it’s the beginning of a relation on longterm with artists (and commentators). This implies that we are looking for artists who want to stay in touch and engage in this network. Previous year we started a post-portfolio-programme with ‘socratic conversations’ (in Dutch with artist-philosopher Aäron Willem as our Socrates). We will also select artists to participate at our summerexhibition at WARP (August 2023) and you can also apply for a micro-residency at our premises.

The call is open but we focus on emerging artists with an international horizon in mind. 16 Artists will be selected and invited. Participation requires a fee of € 300 per participant, which includes all 9 one-on-one-converstations with our ‘commentators’, meals, beverages, lodging at hotel and other scheduled activities. Travel costs have to be covered by the participants, transport from Antwerp to Middelburg (and back) will be foreseen. According to the arrival and departure of flighs we try to host you before and after this event at WARP in Sint-Niklaas (BE).

Praktische informatie
12 mei 2023 | 9:00
14 mei 2023 | 20:00
Oostkerkplein 1, 4331 TL Middelburg
Koop tickets


Depending on arrivals (and departures) of flights, artists can stay at the location of WARP in Sint-Niklaas, before and after the Artist Village.

Transport: Antwerp (Berchem) to the location in Middelburg

All conversations take place at CBK Zeeland and the Oostkerk nearby.

Friday May 12th: from 3.30 p.m. on:

  • hotel check in
  • welcome at CBK Zeeland (Kathrin Ginsberg)
  • general information and introduction (Stef Van Bellingen)
  • individual presentation (10’ each) by the participating artists
  • diner
  • testimony by Danny Bracken (USA) and Cecilia Rebergen (NL) who participated at one of the previous editions.

Saturday May 13th


  • 09h30-10h15: conversation 1
  • 10h30-11h15: conversation 2
  • 11h30-12h15: conversation 3


  • 13h30-14h15: conversation 4
  • 14h30-15h15: conversation 5
  • 15h45-16h30: conversation 6
  • 17h: in the footsteps of Piet Mondriaan: a walk with the group along the beach
  • 19h45: diner & aftertalk

Sunday May 14th:

Breakfast (and check out)

  • 10h-10h45: conversation 7
  • 11h-11h45: conversation 8
  • 12h-12h45: conversation 9


  • 14h: Round up and closure (transport to Antwerp)


Apply to before March 12th – 2023 with the following information (max 5 MB):

  • a brief motivation and / or artist statement (max 300 words)
  • a selection of 5 images to frame your oeuvre
  • a portfolio - cv  (video = links)


The selection will become public by the 21th or March.

We look forward to meet you!

Art Platform WARP: