STEP 1 – introduction

Your studio application consists of several steps. Read them thoroughly and then start your application at the bottom of this page.

STEP 2 – questionnaire

Before you start your application we ask you to complete an anonymous survey. Thanks to your input we can form a clear picture of the need for workspaces for artists in Ghent, East Flanders and, by extension, the whole of Flanders.

STEP 3 – application form

In the application form we ask you a number of questions to help us learn about your work and to find out exactly what sort of space you are looking for.

NOTE - don’t wait too long to complete the this, as the application form expires after 48 hours.

STEP 4 – confirmation of application

Once you have completed the previous steps, you will receive confirmation of your application by e-mail with an explanation of what happens next.

STEP 5 – submission of dossier

An admissible application consists of

  • artistic CV
  • visual documentation
  • written context for the work (max. 500 words)
  • information regarding personal motivation for the application and what the studio will be used for

CV - the most important information about your artistic practice with an emphasis on the last 2 to 3 years. Lists of exhibitions (solo or group shows), events, commissions, awards, publications, sales etc., mentioning dates. Also be sure to state any extracurricular activities such as lectureships, advisory and committee functions.

Visual documentation - at least 20 pictures of your work from the last 2 to 4 years, with title, year, dimensions and media used.

Written context for the work (max. 500 words) - explanation of the work and your evolving artistic practice. Describe the content and artistic principles and how they are reflected in your work and in your practice. Describe, if applicable, any collaboration with others and what your part was in it.

Motivation for the use of the workspace - what it will be used for, intensity of use, your reasons for applying and possible concrete plans for artistic projects,….

This dossier can be submitted on paper or digitally.

STEP 6 – allocation panel

We have appointed an independent allocation panel of experts from the visual arts sector who assess the individual dossiers and ultimately allocate the workspaces.

Our target group consists of professional visual artists. In exceptional cases other artistic disciplines, creative entrepreneurs and cultural organisations can also acquire a workspace.

Criteria for visual artists is that the artist’s practice must be based on a contemporary frame of reference where elements of research and reflection occupy a significant position in the artistic process. The works of art may be in a variety of media, and must display an intrinsic expressive power. It is the expressive quality of the work that takes priority, not the aesthetic aspect or the mastery of a technique. The quality of work, the artist’s motivation and professionalism of artistic practice are of decisive importance in the assessment. For this reason we evaluate the prospects for development. Concrete plans for artistic creations may also play a part.

STEP 7 – waiting list and allocation

Once you have been selected by the allocation panel you will be put on our waiting list. When a workspace that is suitable for you becomes available we shall contact you to arrange for a visit. If it meets your approval you can move in as soon as you like!

STEP 8 – register

After reading all the information you can start your application here.

Do you have any further questions? Or doubts as to whether you qualify?

Be sure to read our FAQs.