Apply for a residency

Are you an artist from the performing arts and looking for a studio in Brussels? Twice a year we invite artists to share a project proposal with us via our open call.

Kasper Vandenberghe © Kris Dewitte
Kasper Vandenberghe © Kris Dewitte


Our open call is specifically aimed at offering residency space. This means that no technical, production or financial support is provided. The open call allows us to offer workspace to a wide variety of artists and leaves room within our organization for the unexpected. We see a first residency as an introduction to your work or artistic practice.

What do we offer during a first residency?

  • When your project is selected, we will search together for the right space in the right period. We try to find at least two or more consecutive working weeks for each project, depending on the needs.
  • To the extent possible, we provide basic technical material, such as a sound system, micro, projector and so on.
  • We provide accommodation for non-Belgian residents.
  • We invite you to share your practice or work with us at the end of the residency. This can also take the form of a public try-out.
  • Once a week we invite you for lunch together with all the other residents who are working in our studios at that moment.
Kim Snauwaert & Anyuta Wiazemsky © Trui Hanoulle
Kim Snauwaert & Anyuta Wiazemsky © Trui Hanoulle

How to apply? 

You can apply by filling out our application form. With this form we want to get to know you a little better. You can tell us about your artistic practice, who you are working with and what you are working on. We'll ask you to include a description of your project. If you wish you can attach a CV, an artistic dossier and/or video recordings of your work. This information will be the basis of our selection. Furthermore we'll ask you some practical questions about your project, just to make sure we can offer you what you need.

What is the deadline?

  • 1 October for residencies between 1 March and 1 September
  • 1 March for residencies between 1 September and 1 March

We're in the process of reworking our open call. The new version will be online from February 1st.

Answer & feedback

The selection is made by workspacebrussels in collaboration with an external dramaturge. We treat all applications equally and will answer your question no later than six weeks after the deadline. We are grateful for the many inspiring and exciting project proposals we receive each year. Unfortunately we receive many more requests than we have space available. Due to this large number, personal feedback after a negative answer is not possible.

Liza Baliasnaja
Liza Baliasnaja

Got Questions?

Still some things unclear? Don't hesitate to drop us a note.