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Belgium’s LIBITUM residencies provide an environment for formal and informal work and exchange, where disciplines meet, and artistic perspectives intersect. They also provide a framework conducive to the creation of new or potential collaborations and synergies. Taking part in these residencies, therefore, requires a willingness and commitment to take part in the collective dynamic (collective exchange and feedback sessions, professional meetings, weekly round tables and open rehearsals) and active participation in “living together”.

The common theme for this 2024 edition of Belgium’s LIBITUM is (SELF) DECENTRING. This theme will run through the general organisation of the 2024 residency programme and will aim to bring together the artists hosted around a common point of dialogue, discussion and exchange. This theme can be interpreted on several levels, allowing it to permeate the entire residency project as follows: shifting the focus, decentring practices, shifting the focus from the city to the countryside, and decentring dominant discourses by starting with perspectives from the margins.

Two residency formats are offered for solo artists or teams of 2 artists max.:

> Writing, creation and research residencies

– Spaces: individual studio, multi-purpose room, workshop, outdoor space.

– Eligibility: a personal or collective project in development that requires time for research, experimentation and creation in one of the following disciplines: music, dance, theatre, circus and street arts, digital arts, audiovisual creation, visual arts, fashion, design, book arts, urban arts, installation, performance.

> Studio residencies

– Spaces: multi-purpose space such as a studio, wood workshop, metal workshop, multi-purpose room, outdoor space.

– Eligibility: a personal or collective project in development that requires time for research, experimentation, creation, making or construction in one of the following disciplines: urban arts, digital arts, audiovisual creation, visual arts, fashion, design, installation, and performance.

Belgium’s Libitum residencies will provide the selected artists with shared accommodation in a rural environment where they will have access to a private bedroom and shared areas. The residencies also offer full board and local transport. Selected artists will receive a €350 (up to 5000km) or €700 (5000km+) mobility grant, with extra top-up funding for green travel over longer distances, travel to or from overseas countries and territories or outermost regions, visa expenses, artists with children below the age of 10, or disabled artists needing access support.

Applicants must demonstrate professional artistic practice and speak French. Applicants must also come from one of the countries of the Creative Europe programme (except Belgium).

Another call for artists whose activity is based in the Wallonia-Brussels Federation or the Flemish Community will be accessible via another call open from the beginning of October until the end of November 2024.

Deadline: 30 September 2023

Applications will be analysed as they are received. We will then contact you for a possible meeting (live or by video), which will take place on 10 or 11 October 2024.

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