Artists in residence

  • David Bangiricenge

    1 July 2019 - 31 July 2020

  • Ghislain Ditshekedi Mabalia

    9 June - 29 June 2019

  • Géraldine Tobe

    8 April - 22 June 2019


Since 2008 the AfricaMuseum has been welcoming artists from Central Africa, who want to study and work on and with the collections. Depending on financial and technical availability, this research framework is open to artists from all communities, along with researchers, authors, journalists and critics interested in the collections in general. 

The renovation of the museum not only concerns the buildings, but also our view of colonial history, the collections, and access to them. As part of this work to open up and make the museum's collections accessible, artists are essential resources. As such, during the design phase of the new permanent exhibition, the integration of contemporary visual art seemed an obvious choice. 

Every year, the museum offers one or more residencies. The residency is funded by DGD (Directorate-general Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Aid) and is open to artists and cultural actors from the African continent. 
The residency has a duration of 1 month (minimum) to 3 months (maximum), and concerns research involving the museum's collections or fields of work.
Costs of travel, accommodation, per diem, fees, and access to a studio are covered up to a maximum amount of 10,000 euros.
The residency will be subject to a study and research agreement.
Applications may be submitted to


For the 2020 residency:

  • Applications must be sent by 31 January 2020 at the latest. 
  • Applications should be submitted by email to along with a cover letter and a portfolio or CV. You may send any queries to the same email address. 
  • Selection will be finalised in early February and candidates will be notified by email by 21 February 2020 at the latest.

On request, the museum's collections are also open to artist-researchers: