Open Call for emerging Brussels-based choreographers

Read more about our collaboration with Garage29

Maria Ferreira Silva © Tine Declerck
Maria Ferreira Silva © Tine Declerck

Workspacebrussels and Garage29 collaborate to provide support for two emerging artists or collectives during the 2024-2025 season.

About Garage29

Garage29 is a venue for scenic creation, offering a programme of residencies designed to test and experiment with the working frameworks that enable scenic ideas to emerge. In the cultural landscape of Brussels, the venue occupies a key position between training facilities and programming structures. The structure works exclusively with emerging artists, enabling them to reflect on their work, become part of a professional network and gain new perspectives.

About the residency programme

Workspacebrussels and Garage29 offer several residency periods during the 2024-2025 season, providing you with the opportunity to develop your project. Throughout your trajectory with us, you will have the chance to share elements of your project during one of our respective public events, such as Lundynamite, OFFestival or Open Studios.


  • We are seeking emerging artists or collectives.
  • Applicants must be residents of the Brussels-Capital Region.
  • Projects should involve choreographic movement for research or stage creation.
  • Applicants should demonstrate an interest in experimenting with performance formats, engaging with the public, and exploring relationships with space.

Hosting Arrangements

  • A financial contribution of €2.000.
  • Guidance in applying for research grants from the Wallonia-Brussels Federation and the Flemish Government.
  • Accommodation is not provided.

Application Procedure

Applicants are required to submit one dossier, consisting of a maximum of two pages containing responses to the requested questions, along with a portfolio (or CV). This submission must be sent to before midnight on 2 June 2024. Please ensure that all files collectively do not exceed 5MB.

Content of your application

The following information must be provided in your dossier; without this information, the application will be declared inadmissible:

  • Practical information:
    • your name
    • your e-mail address
    • your telephone number (with national prefix)
    • your official address
    • the (provisional) title of your project
  • An answer to the following questions:
    • Question 1: How would you describe your general artistic practice?
    • Question 2: How would you describe the artistic project you are applying for?
    • Question 3: What does dance or choreography mean to you, and how is this reflected in your project?
    • Question 4: What type of studio do you need to develop your project?

Selection Process

The applications are read by the teams of workspacebrussels and Garage29. The selection results will be announced on 28 June 2024.