Deadline: August 31, 2016


OPEN CALL FOR ARTISTS AND CURATORS RESIDENCIES – visual arts focus. The Thalie Art Foundation’s mission is to support various forms of socially-engaged contemporary art with artistic practice as a tool of emancipation and social link.

Based in Brussels (Be), the Thalie Art Foundation is a non-profit organization.

The Thalie Art Foundation’s missions are:

– to support various forms of socially-engaged contemporary art

– accompanying international and european educational projects with artistic practice as a tool of emancipation and social link

– promoting intercultural exchanges

The Foundation will open a residency and an art center in the municipality of Ixelles in 2017.


The residency welcomes artists and curators committed on societal themes. The artistic proposal must take place in and around Brussels, European capital with a great cultural and social diversity. The project is to be in collaboration with local actors involved with the cultural and social life of Brussels. The Thalie Art Foundation Residency’s goal is to implement and to involve to a new approach to contemporary creation by involving the audience as a protagonist of the artistic project and by supporting the production of projects specific by their diversity of work processes and forms of visibility (Films, Performances, Seminars, Editions, Exhibitions, Conferences …). The final project will be shown at the foundation.


Artists and curators having already carried an international visual art project and wishing to explore the territory of Brussels in its cultural diversity. Open to all, without distinction of nationality. French and/or English spoken is required


Duration : Up to four months, in one or several time periods depending on the project

Number of artists resident at one time : 3

Residency support to the resident will include :

Logistic, curatorial, mediation and communication guidance
Contact with the socio-cultural actors.
A 600€ monthly stipend. • Coverage of travel costs (round-trip travel).
Accommodation: a private single room with private shower room. The artist must share kitchen, living-room and workspace facilities.
Production funding: Max 4000€. The artist must submitted a projected budget to the team of the Foundation. Co-production with others art centers are deeply recommended.
Deadline: 31 August 2016

For more information about the production funding and the terms of the residency, please download the open call.


[top] L’Ecole de Marinella Senatore – courtesy de l’artiste / DR

[bottom] “MétallOpérette” de Marinella Senatore, Laboratoires d’Aubervilliers, mars 2016. Projet soutenu par Thalie Art Foundation – Copyright: O. Soussi-Chiadmi

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