Call for artists, ThalieLab, Brussels, Belgium, deadline Oct. 31

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Open call: From ecological transition to degrowth and the effective use of art—a new artists residency

Application deadline: October 31, 2017


15 rue Buchholtz

1050 Brussels


Based on an examination of artisanal practices and new forms of food production, the foundation invites visual artists, curators, designers and chefs to submit a project on the theme of deceleration in our overly consumerist world, that explores concepts for the collaborative economy (recycling, textiles, 3D creation, food…) and has a social impact.

The two laureates will receive a production grant up to 10,000 euros depending on the project, workspace and residential accommodation at ThalieLab in Brussels.

Depending on the nature of the project, the final project will be presented either in the foundation’s exhibition space and/or a public space.

The aim of the residency is to offer a different approach to contemporary art creation, by taking the following criteria into account:

–To involve a community in the development of the artist’s project

–To be supported by an institutional partner

–To offer a diversity in the type of end results generated (film, performance, visual or audio creation, publication, exhibition, workshop,…)

Who is residency for?

Visual artists, designers, chefs or curators of all nationalities who speak French and/or English.

Minimum age: 30

Duration: up to 6 months depending on the project

Selection criteria:

–Artistic ambition


–Social impact



Nathalie Guiot (Founder and Artistic director ThalieLab – Thalie Art Foundation, Belgium)

Julien Amicel (Executive Director ThalieLab – Thalie Art Foundation, Belgium)

Manuel Cirauqui (Curator Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Spain)

Julie Crenn (Art critic and independent curator, France)

Lauranne Germond (Founder and Director COAL, France)

Diane Hennebert (Founder and Director of Out of the Box, Belgium)

Pascale Mussard (Artistic director of Petit h Hermès, France)

Philippe Terrier-Hermann (artist and teacher-researcher, France/Belgium)

Sandra Terdjman (co-founder KADIST and co-director of Council, France/USA)


Deadline for applications: October 31, 2017

Selection of laureates: Late January 2018

Residency begins: March 2018

How to apply

Fee: 12 euros

Please note that ThalieLab accepts only electronic application forms submitted via our website.

For more information:

Thalie Art Foundation – ThalieLab

Thalie Art Foundation is a private foundation whose mission is to support contemporary creation dedicated to societal themes, thus fostering active and collaborative artistic practices in order to create social ties and to rise awareness. This is also to live and “bring to life” a new approach to contemporary art by being closer to artists and work processes.

As an artist’s residency devoted to innovation and engagement in the public sphere, ThalieLab is both an incubator and a platform for the production and dissemination of work that resonates with contemporay social issues.

In January 2018, the foundation will open ThalieLab, a private initiative of Nathalie Guiot, a collector, patron, curator and author. ThalieLab works on four axis: production support, artists residency, mediation and arts education program.