Dutch, English, French
Depends on project
Paid by host:

The contribution in the working process, depends on the type of residence. Arts centre BUDA has created an international network, that can be used to find financial means, partners, or specific customized locations for a certain a.i.r. project.

Application guidelines:

They choose professional artists, at the crossroad of their career, who'd like to work in a relatively quiet, though stimulating context as Kortrijk, Belgium. Artists of any discipline and nationality are accepted. Applications may be submitted in Dutch, French or English.

If possible ,answer following questions in your application:

- A short description of the project – few lines to max one page will do fine.
0 Some information about your artistic practice and your previous projects (video capture welcome). 1 page is enough.
- How can BUDA support the project?
- Your favourite timing for the residency – plus alternative dates if possible.
- What kind of space you are looking for?
- Number of people involved and number of rooms needed for lodging.

Applications will be treated approximately 1 year ahead.

Last minute requests for studio-space – up to 3 to 4 weeks in advance - are sometimes possible and will be tried and fitted in whenever possible. Please contact [email protected].


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kunstencentrum BUDA

kunstencentrum BUDA

BUDA Art Centre

Yearly, arts centre BUDA welcomes around 45 artists (individuals and companies) to come, work and live for about a month in Kortrijk, Belgium. BUDA fine-tunes measure made residency programs for visiting artists, to make sure their research and creation takes place in optimal circumstances. They create a zone where artists can work, collaborate and experiment in a professional environment without feeling the pressure to perform. There are five studio’s (Budatoren) to work and two theatre halls (Budascoop). Residents can stay overnight in one of the two residency houses. If wanted, BUDA organises informal presentations of the outcome to a specific audience called ‘the compañeros’ – people who are used to watch showings and give their feedback afterwards, somewhere in between professional eyes and formal audiences.


Performance, film, publication, installation etc.

Artists Joshua Rutter and Karol Tyminski developed projects in the residency that were supported by i-Portunus, EU Mobility Scheme for artists and cultural professionals. Read more about it here.

Contact information

Kapucijnenstraat 10
8500 Kortrijk

residency [at]