Apply for a residency

Are you an artist, researcher or art worker in the field of the performing arts, and are you looking for a studio or workspace in Brussels? Twice a year we invite you to share a research or project proposal with us via our open call.

Kasper Vandenberghe © Kris Dewitte
Kasper Vandenberghe © Kris Dewitte


Our residency programme offers free workspace for research, exchange and creation in the performing arts.

What do we offer?

  • When a project is selected, we will search together for the right space in the right period. Thanks to our partnerships, we have a number of weeks of studio space available each year at various locations in the city. The calendar changes from month to month, so the planning is made according to availability.
  • Please note that the studios are not technically equipped and that no technical support is included. To the extent possible, we do provide basic technical material, such as a sound system, micro, projector and so on.
  • The possibilities for accommodation depend on the type of residency (see below). Travel expenses are not covered.
  • Residents can rely on basic dramaturgical support from the house dramaturge.
  • Residents are invited to share their research, practice or work with the team and/or their co-residents at the end of the residency. This can also take the form of a (semi)public try-out.
  • Every Tuesday we invite all residents who are working in the studios at that moment for lunch, together with our team.
  • Our library is open to all residents and is developed on the basis of their suggestions.
Kim Snauwaert & Anyuta Wiazemsky © Trui Hanoulle
Kim Snauwaert & Anyuta Wiazemsky © Trui Hanoulle

How to apply? 

You can apply by filling out one of our two application forms. We invite you to tell us about your artistic practice, who you are working with and what you are working on. You can attach a CV, an artistic dossier and/or video recordings of your work.

What is the deadline?

  • Spring & Summer Residencies: 1 October 2020. This call is now closed. The announcement of the selection will be on 24 November 2020. Each applicant will receive an email, both in case of a positive or negative answer.
  • Fall & Winter Residencies: deadline to be announced (spring 2021).

Application #1: Atelier Residency

  • Suitable for writing, research, exchange, meetings, a reading group...
  • Location: WSB 0, WSB 2 or the Penthouse of the Kaaistudios (view studios)
  • Duration: 2 to 6 weeks between May and August 2021
  • Accommodation: 1 bedroom with two single beds, in the house of workspacebrussels

Application #2: Studio Residency

  • Suitable for research or creation on the floor
  • Location: Ultima Vez, Rosas, Kaaistudios or Les Brigittines (view studios)
  • Duration: 1 to 2 weeks between March and August 2021 (multiple residencies in the same period are sometimes possible)
  • Accommodation: only for non-Belgian residents, max. 4 people, on location in Brussels

Can I apply more than once?

It is possible to submit multiple applications at the same time for different projects. Please be aware that it is not possible to submit more than two rounds for the same project. A third application in a row for the same project is therefore not admissible.

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 8 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.