Two-month residency 
at Morpho Antwerp. 

Petrohradská kolektiv, in collaboration with MORPHO Antwerp, is launching a call for applications for a two-month residency. This opportunity is open to artists based in the Czech Republic, offering them a chance to engage in a creative period at MORPHO in Antwerp. This pilot year of collaboration expands Petrohradská kolektiv’s activities to include residency opportunities abroad, opening the door for Czech artists to international cultural exchange. 

The two-month residency in Antwerp for artists based in the Czech Republic is a part of the Connecting Horizons 2024 project by Petrohradská kolektiv, funded by the European Union's National Recovery Plan of Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic.


Founded in 2008, MORPHO is a non-profit organisation dedicated to artistic development. It gives time, space and resources to artists by providing residencies and studios, with the aim of fostering a dynamic and sustainable context for artistic work. As a studio provider, MORPHO rent out workspaces in a growing number of buildings in and around the city of Antwerp. As an artist residency, it annually hosts around 20 residents from Belgium and abroad whom they support in their projects and trajectories. The programme consists of weekly collective sessions in an environment that encourages dialogue and experimentation.

Exchange residency

The Exchange residency for international artists welcomes six residents per year. In addition to a studio in the monastery and a monthly work grant, they also have a bedroom in the residency. The house, in this way, is really lived in, where local and international artists share common spaces, creating a dynamic interaction between their experiences, ideas and contacts.

Jeannette Slütter, The MORPHO Residency, Guided tour, Presented at: Zomer in de Kloostertuin, 2022, Image: Miles Fischler

Who are we looking for?

  • artists based in the Czech Republic
  • we are open to any genres, forms, and fields

What do we offer?

  • Accommodation at MORPHO; 
  • Travel costs up to €500 (depending on the ticket price from the Czech Republic to Antwerp); 
  • An artist fee of €2,000 (€1,000 per month); 
  • A studio at MORPHO

Important dates

The residency period

April 21 2024
Deadline of submissions

May 1 2024
Results of the selection procedure All selected applicants are informed via email.

Location: Ploegstraat 27 B–2018 Antwerpen, Belgium


How to apply?

We accept applications till April 21 2024.  

Please apply by submitting the filled form available on this website.

The selection will be made by a committee consisting of Petrohradská kolektiv and Morpho members.

Results of the open call will be available on May 1 2024.

︎︎︎application form

Before submitting your application, please read the following

In the application form you’ll be asked to

enter following data: Basic information: name, date and place of birth (used only for our internal administration), citizenship, email address, phone number, website.

answer questions in English about motivation for the residency, or a project proposal and an idea for its implementation, in particular with regard to how the residency can benefit the applicant's artistic practice.

send material written in English to opencall at petrohradskakolektiv dot com with the subject 'Opencall_Morpho_2024': CV; a portfolio

Application conditions:

* Participation in the residential program requires communication skills in English  
* Residents of the program are required to spend at least 75% of the duration of their stay in the place of the residence.  

* The residence must be completed within the specified period and it is not possible to interrupt it.

* Each resident is obligated to prepare a final report of their stay including a photo documentation (single document in PDF). 

Make sure you own the copyright to all materials submitted:

* Each applicant is the holder of an exclusive copyright and / or has obtained the consent of any other copyright owner to any submitted text, excerpt or portfolio image in accordance with all applicable national and international regulations. It guarantees that the (re) publication of any submitted textual or portfolio material will not infringe the rights of any third parties. The applicant unconditionally and irrevocably declares his responsibility for copyright and liability to third parties for all possible disputes of copyright infringement and will fully indemnify Petrohradská kolektiv and Morpho for all resulting third party claims.

* By submitting your application in any form, you consent to and license Petrohradská kolektiv and Morpho as a legal entity to use your name, text, drawing or design and represent your text, drawing or design in any media of Petrohradská kolektiv and Morpho for promotional and documentary purposes of the residence if you are selected. 

* By submitting the application, you agree to the processing of personal data (telephone number, email address, permanent residence, and other personal data) only for the purposes of the Open Call. 

Petrohradská kolektiv takes care of your information. We comply with the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and other laws that protect your data. All your personal details will be deleted after the application selection procedure.