Workspacebrussels is an open and nomadic structure that flourishes thanks to numerous collaborations in the city. Structural partners free up studio space for the organisation, allowing it to optimise the existing infrastructure in Brussels. Strongly linked to Belgian and international art schools, art houses, festivals and creation spaces, workspacebrussels builds on a richly varied network that allows for a broadly based support of art projects.
The mission of workspacebrussels is to detect and stimulate new ideas and practices within the performing arts. Artistic development is the beating heart of the organisation. Within the arts landscape, workspacebrussels creates an artistic playground, an open space where critical thinking, experimentation, failure and new beginnings are part of the process leading to artistic creation. In that process, the organisation takes on different roles, from facilitator to bridge builder.
Within the artistic programme, there is room for both young artistic practices and for artists who have already developed a certain trajectory. The organisation has a keen eye for promising qualitative work and for innovative artistic languages and forms. This translates into an artistic profile which, in addition to dance, theatre and performance, also focuses on transdisciplinary projects and artistic practices that relate more directly to the wider society.
For a number of projects, workspacebrussels commits itself as an executive producer and manager for project subsidies. In this way, the organisation profiles itself as a stable home base where artistic talent can develop to the full and where artistic quality goes hand in hand with administrative commitment and fair practice. This artistic 'home' is built on openness and trust: openness to what is new, unconventional or still unknown, and trust based on dialogue, engagement and transparency. Workspacebrussels sets itself up as a dynamic learning environment where artists and collaborators mutually question and inspire each other.