What we do

We support a rich and dynamic community of artists, who are invited to develop their practice through an intensive residency programme, coaching, production support and test presentations during our yearly festival.

Cecilia Lisa Eliceche & Leandro Nerefuh in residency
Cecilia Lisa Eliceche & Leandro Nerefuh in residency

Creative laboratory

Workspacebrussels is a laboratory for artistic development in the performing arts. We focus on research, experimentation and creation. Openness, transparency and curiosity are central to us, both in our discussions with artists and in our choice of projects and makers. We love new forms and unexpected crossovers between genres, artistic languages and ways of working.

Young and independent artists can come to us for studio space, exchange and feedback. Every year we welcome about 50 makers and collectives who together form a vibrant and diverse community. For several projects per year, we also provide financial and/or administrative support.

Thanks to our intensive collaboration with a number of partners in the city we can offer artists a wide range of spaces. Kaaitheater Arts Centre, Les Brigittines Arts Centre for Movement, and dance companies Rosas and Ultima Vez reserve a part of their studio space for our activities.

Francesca Grilli in residency
Francesca Grilli in residency

Presentation platform

Performing arts cannot do without an audience. For many artists, sharing and testing research material and ideas, and getting feedback is an essential part of their creation. Workspacebrussels provides a platform for the creative process in all its forms, offering artists the opportunity to share their practice in the form of lectures, films, workshops, installations, work-in-progress or finished work.

We create this platform throughout the year, with events such as the Day of Dance and Never Walk Alone, as well as during our annual Working Title Festival.

Alexander Vantournhout at our festival
Alexander Vantournhout at our festival

Are you an artist looking for a workspace in Brussels?

Twice a year we invite artists to share a project proposal with us via our open call. We want to keep our view as open as possible and preserve space for the unexpected.