Open Call Studio Residency

Read more about our yearly open call for studio residencies

© Ella Felber
© Ella Felber

Through an annual open call, artists are invited to share a project proposal with us. The selected artists are offered studio space within the residency programme.

For whom?

The residency programme is aimed at Belgian and international artists working within the performing arts in the broad sense of the word (dance, performance, theatre, crossovers with other disciplines). We support both research and creation.


Every year in autumn, we launch an open call for residencies taking place in the following season. For example, the October 2023 open call was for artists looking for a residency in season 2024-2025.

We are closed between mid-July and mid-August, and during the Christmas holidays.

What does workspacebrussels offer?

  • Studio space: once your project is selected, we look for a suitable space in the requested period(s). Thanks to our partners, we have several weeks of studio space each year in different places in the city. The calendar is different every month, so schedules are made according to availability. View the studios here.
  • Technical equipment: the studios are not technically equipped or supported. Where possible, we do provide basic technical equipment, such as a sound system, microphone or projector.
  • Overnight accommodation: we only offer overnight accommodation to foreign artists or team members. Possibilities depend on availability in our guesthouse, where we have two bedrooms with two single beds each. A baby cot is also available.
  • Budget: we provide a flat fee for travel expenses and lunch. The amount is calculated based on the number of team members and the number of residency days.
  • Sharing: if you wish, you can share your work with the team and/or fellow residents at the end of your residency. This can also take the form of a (semi)public try-out.
  • Lunch: on Tuesdays, all residents currently working in the studios are invited to a communal lunch.
  • Our library is open to all residents and is curated based on their suggestions.

How to apply

To apply for a residency, we ask you to answer a few questions about your artistic practice and about your plans for the residency. All questions can be found in an online form that is published on this page two months before the application deadline.


The most recent open call was launched on Monday 2 October 2023 and closed on Sunday 3 December 2023. All candidates will receive a reply by e-mail on Thursday 1 February 2024.

The next round is foreseen in the fall of 2024, for residencies taking place in season 2025-2026.


The selection of artistic proposals is done by the workspacebrussels team and several artists who join us as external jury members. In the selection, we pay attention to the innovative or experimental character of the project, the diversity within the programme, and the feasibility of the proposal within the Brussels context. Every round, we select 15 to 20 projects.


Send an e-mail to the coordinator at