Open call FLACC

Open call FLACC

Every year, FLACC facilitates the realisation of 10 to 12 artists' projects in Genk, in tune with the contemporary context of art making. The process-based projects are developed independently of any need for presentation, and are in most cases aimed at the realization of new work, reflection or experiment. Core concepts here are equality, cooperation, and space for experimentation. FLACC provides practical, material and financial assistance through extended collaborations with artists. The selected artists can, in this way, count on an extensive level of long term support. They can fully concentrate on their projects, whose process-driven realisation, worked out in collaboration with FLACC, is often just as important as the physical result itself. FLACC suggests that this realization is sometimes even secondary to the deployment of activities which can aid the artistic development of the artist, such as theoretical deepening, experimentation and networking. Projects that strengthen the development of the artist, engage in reflection, or manifest an experimental character are preferred over projects in which the realization of one or more works are central.

FLACC has metal and woodworking workshops, a digital studio (film and photography), and a foundry with a furnace and kilns for ceramics, bronze and glass applications, and an extensive workspace. The staff is knowledgeable about the production possibilities of nearby workplaces and collaborates with those workplaces and with schools and companies to give the artists the best possible support and assistance. An overview of all the facilities can be found here.

The call is open for all visual artists. Due to the diversity of their workshops, the application is open for projects in various media and disciplines. Projects with interest in artistic labour, challenging the notion of a 'workplace' or with a focus on experiment are preferable.  The work period is three month period or around 90 days divided over several periods between February 2021 and December 2021. FLACC offers an accommodation, a workplace, covered travel expenses as well as a small production budget.

Deadline for applying is 20th July 2020. Please use the application form and excel sheet (fill in required budget) from their website to apply. The application should include a well-defined project proposal, a thoroughly calculated budget, a preferable time frame and your résumé (text and images and/or video). For more information about application guidelines please visit their website or contact Luuk Nouwen or Stef Renard at [email protected].