English, French
3 to 6 months
Paid by host:

HECTOLITRE covers the costs of shared working spaces, communication, networking, coordination and project and building management. HECTOLITRE has no budget allocated for production, but will assist with available material and help will come from the professional community working and living in-situ.

Paid by artist:

Residents provide the private accommodation costs, which are:

  • 200 Euro/month for the small private room on the 4th floor,
  • 400 Euro/month for the big private room on the 4th floor,
  • 500 Euro/month for the room in House Ateliers on the 1st and 2nd floor.

HECTOLITRE provides an invitation letter, but cannot search for external residency funding.

Application guidelines:

In order to answer the open call, please prepare the following info/documents, and email them to [email protected] with the subject: “Residence of Reflection”:

  • Portfolio ( visual or writing; .pdf or the URL)- max 10 pages
  • CV (.pdf or the URL)- max 2pages
  • Residency intention (few words about your needs and type of work)- max 1 page
  • Specify the private space you are applying for (big or small private space)

1. Small room on the 3rd floor (200eur/mnth)- from 1st of June until 15th of November, 2024
2. One big room on the 4th floor (400eur/mnth) from the 15th of June until the 15th of November, 2024.


Update my listing
If you see an error or omission on this page, please let us know by filling out the update form.



Residence of reflection

Hectolitre is an art-space dedicated to artists and cultural workers who wish to delve deeper into their projects, experiment with transdisciplinarity and connect their art form/research to the neighbourhood. The artists living and working at HECTOLITRE are taking part in the project's community rings, together with involved neighbours, socio-cultural activists, and local and international artists/curators.

Hectolitre is also an unusual building in the heart of the Marolles neighbourhood undergoing a radical change of identity. Former swingers club, then storage for antiques, the space is filled with peculiar Art Brut interventions, resembling a kind of «memory forest». The visually and symbolically complex surrounding is not perceived as an obstacle but as a living system that accepts, associates, questions, and experiences. Hectolitre hosts exhibitions, performances, musical encounters, film projections, debates and other initiatives; the complementarity among its artists, curators, creatives and neighbours inhabits the place and catalyzes exchange.


The research should be an independent and site-specific initiative, adjusted for a 3 to 6 months residency. The outcome is free of a specific form and depending on the type of work and activities undertaken, it can come through a talk, performance, installation, screening, podcast, or web publication.

Studio Information

Each resident is assigned a private working space, which depends on the private residency unit and type of the activities performed. Aside from that, common working spaces are located throughout the building, being accessible via a shared calendar. Those are Trait d’Union (open community and workshop space at ground-level), Reactor (rehearsal and tryout space), Edit room (shared video and sound station), Other room (multifunctional spaces with podcast setup), and Meeting room.

Accommodation Information

There are two options for nighttime accommodation:

  • Two “HouseAteliers” on the 1st and 2nd floor. These are 110m2 private units with two private rooms in each unit and a private working area for two residents to share. Both units have all private kitchens, bathrooms, and toilets and are equipped with basic everyday life furniture (beds, washing machines, refrigerators, cookers, cutlery, etc.)
  • Two big rooms and one small room on the 4th floor. These three rooms share one private bathroom and toilet on the fourth floor, while the kitchen is situated on the 3rd floor, alongside an open working space, meeting rooms, an edit room and quite a crazy terrace.

There is also a bike local with one shared bike.

Technical Information

An atypical building with venues adaptable to shared studios, exhibitions, performing arts, encounters and presentation, vitrine art, co-working. The project’s audio-video equipment and material is available for use (projectors, sound system, podcast system, power tools, etc.)


Artists/thinkers-in-residence will have access to private working space at Trait d’Union (open community space), or a desk-based working station, depending on the nature of the work. Residency takes place at Studio Hectolitre, an hybrid living&working space oriented towards art, culture and film which is found on the 3rd and 4th floor.

Contact information

Rue de l'Hectolitre 3
1000 Brussels

residence [at]