Bernice is looking for emerging and established artists to participate our rental program
Bernice will guarantee a fair access to every artist who applies for this open call. We highly support inclusion and pay a great attention to diversity in our collection. We strive to equally represent artists M/F/X of all race.
Your questions answered:
I’m not a Belgian resident. Can I apply? You don’t need to be a Belgian citizen to apply but the condition of each work will be checked by our team so it should ideally be stored in Belgium. Every new piece of art will be stored in our warehouse before it will be presented to our – mostly Belgian – clients.
Who decides which artists will be selected? We do the upmost to send an honest feedback to every artist submitting this call. In case of doubt, an external team of art-professionals, artists, clients and advisors will help us making the right decision.
I am already participating another art rental programm. Can I apply? Yes, you can apply. Even if you have a gallery representation your application will be taken into consideration. In this case, we advise you to inform your gallerist; we don’t require an exclusivity from our artists.
I’m selected (congrats!). What’s the next step? One of our team members will get in touch to plan a studiovisit. During this visit we will explain to you in detail how our art rental works, financially and logistic-wise. Afterwards a contract will be signed by both parties and a final selection of your art will be made and added to our collection.
Can I still withdraw my submission after being selected? Offcourse. Sorry to hear that but no strings attached.
When will artists be informed about their selection? The open call will be closed on March 1st. We will answer your application within 7 working days by email.