Workspacebrussels supports artistic voices in developing a sustainable practice. The organisation offers performing artists a flexible framework that ranges from workspace over (co)production and administration to advice on all aspects of development and creation. By connecting artists with programmers, partners and audiences, workspacebrussels acts as an indispensable link in the artistic ecosystem of research, production and presentation.
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. Within the artistic programme, there is room for both young artistic practices and for artists who have already developed a certain trajectory.
Types of support:
- Residency program - Through a yearly open call, Belgian and international artists are invited to share an idea, research or creation with us. The selected projects are offered studio space within the residency programme. In the selection, we pay attention to the innovative or experimental character of the project, the diversity within the programme and the feasibility of the proposal within the Brussels context.
- Co-productions - Workspacebrussels co-produces promising projects by Belgian and international artists.
- Trajectories (house artists)- As a transit zone between education and the professional field, workspacebrussels supports recently graduated or starting/emerging artists in developing their own artistic language and practice.
Residents are invited to share their research, practice or work with the team and/or their co-residents at the end of the residency. This can also take the form of a (semi)public try-out.
When a project is selected, the organisers search for the right space in the right period. Thanks to their partnerships, they have a number of weeks of studio space available each year at various locations in the city. The calendar changes from month to month, so the planning is made according to availability.
They provide accommodation for non-Belgian residents (max. 4p. depending on the availability in their guesthouse).
The studios are not technically equipped and no technical assistance is foreseen. To the extent possible, they do provide basic technical material, such as a sound system, micro, projector and so on.