Apply Now: LIBITUM 2023 in Belgium

Apply Now: LIBITUM 2023 in Belgium

LIBITUM is a multidisciplinary residency programme for Belgian and French-speaking international artists, all disciplines included. Deadline: December 20, 2022.

Initiated and supported by Ad Lib, Belgium’s LIBITUM is a multidisciplinary residency programme for Belgian and international Francophone artists, all disciplines included. Implemented in the Gaume region, the first edition of this programme will take place from 4 to 25 June 2023. It will bring together and welcome around twenty artists per week for research and creation work on a personal project and collective exchanges around the projects.

Belgium's LIBITUM residency programme offers:

  • A residency period of 1 to 3 weeks.
  • 3 types of residencies: individual or collective writing, research and creation; workshop residencies; or stage residencies.
  • A workspace adapted to each project: studios, an equipped stage, a dance room, multipurpose rooms, a soundproof room, workshops, a wood and metal construction workshop, outdoor work and rehearsal spaces.
  • Accommodation, meals and catering (full board).
  • Individual support for each project and exchange sessions with invited experts.
  • Creation grants of €1000 may be awarded to support a maximum of 8 projects among those selected and hosted in the framework of this residency programme.

All applicant artists must:

  • Have a professional artistic practice.
  • Speak French.
  • Be available on an uninterrupted basis for the duration of the residency period for which they are applying.
  • Participate in the exchanges and professional meetings with the other artists part of Belgium’s LIBITUM programme.
  • Participate in the round tables and public residency outings that will take place during their residency period, every Saturday at the end of the day.

In addition to assessing the professional background of the applicant artist or collective, the members of the jury pay close attention to the quality of the project, the necessity of the residency for the project, the stage of development of the project and the working protocol envisioned for the duration of the residency. The jury analysing the applications is composed of a committee of people qualified in the different artistic fields to which these residencies are open.

The programme is based on the following calendar:

  • 20.12.2022: closing date for applications via the online form.
  • 20.01.2023: pre-selection of projects.
  • 13-15 and 20-22.02.2023: in-person meetings with the jury.
  • 28.02.2023: announcement of the projects selected for the residencies (20 to 25 projects).
  • 15.03.2023: submission of grant applications.
  • 30.03.2023: selection of projects to receive a grant.

A maximum of 8 projects will be supported by a project development grant (for writing, refining intentions, developing new prototypes, etc.). The distribution of grants will be based on the needs of the projects and the level of emergence of the artist or collective.

Three residency periods are possible and to be cumulated without discontinuity:

  • From the 4th to the 11th of June 2023.
  • From the 11th to the 18th of June 2023.
  • From the 18th to the 25th of June 2023.

Download the call for applications. To submit your application, you need a Google account. Once your application has been finalised, you will not be able to modify it.

Before filling in the online form, please prepare the following texts (to be encoded directly into the form):

  • Note the artistic background of the project leader(s).
  • Note the project being applied for.
  • An estimate of the overall cost and its implementation schedule.
  • Note presenting the objective(s) of the residency and the working protocols envisaged during the residency.
  • An envisioned format of residency (duration, availability, desired working spaces).
  • Relevant links relating to the artists' or collectives' work.
  • CV and project presentation file (pdf.).

If you cannot access the online registration, please contact Ad Lib at the
following address: [email protected]

Deadline: December 20, 2022.

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