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

Conditions

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

What we offer

  • Studio space? When a project is selected, we 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.
  • Technical material? The studios are not technically equipped and no technical assistance is foreseen. To the extent possible, we do provide basic technical material, such as a sound system, micro, projector and so on.
  • Accommodation? The options for accommodation depend on the type of residency (see below).
  • Budget? We provide a fixed expense allowance of 30 euros per weekday.
  • Dramaturgy? Residents can rely on basic dramaturgical support from the house dramaturge.
  • Sharing? Residents are welcome 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.
  • Lunch? Every Tuesday we invite all residents who are working in the studios at that moment for an artists' lunch, together with the team of workspacebrussels.
  • Food for thought? 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 are invited to apply by filling out an online application form. In this form you can tell us about your artistic practice and what you are currently working on. You can attach a cv, an artistic dossier and/or video recordings of your work. We also ask you some practical questions to make sure we can meet your needs. Please find the application modalities underneath.

Application #1: Atelier Residency

  • Suitable for writing, research, exchange, workshops, meetings, reading groups...
  • Location: workspacebrussels (view ateliers)
  • Duration: one month
  • Accommodation: one bedroom with two single beds, in the house of workspacebrussels
  • Next deadline: 1 February 2022, for residencies between 15 August and 23 December 2022.
  • The application form will be online on this page from 6 December 2021 until 1 February 2022.

Application #2: Studio Residency

  • Suitable for research or creation on the floor
  • Location: Ultima Vez, Kaaistudios, Rosas, A Two Dogs Company or Les Brigittines (view studios)
  • Duration: one to four weeks (multiple residencies are sometimes possible)
  • Accommodation: only for non-Belgian residents, max. 4 people, on location in Brussels
  • Next deadline: 1 February 2022, for residencies between 15 August and 23 December 2022.
  • The application form will be online here on this page from 6 December 2021 until 1 February 2022.

Application #3: Embedded Residency

  • Embedded residency in a psychiatric day care centre
  • Location: KAOS / PSC Sint-Alexius (1050 Elsene / Ixelles)
  • Duration: compact (two weeks) or in-depth (two-three months)
  • More info: elke@workspacebrussels.be

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

Selection, answer & feedback

The selection is made by a rotating duo. We will soon announce the names of the people reading the February 2022 application round.

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.