Heidi Vogels
Advisor Arts Residencies
h.vogels [at] dutchculture.nl

Future Hospitalities: peer-to-peer meeting for artist residencies in Brussels

Future Hospitalities: peer-to-peer meeting for artist residencies in Brussels

We are exploring new forms of hospitality through cross-sectoral exchanges on 2 February 2023 in Brussels.
Thursday 2 February 2023 10:15–18:00

Peer-to-peer meeting organised by DutchCulture | TransArtists (NL) and Kunstenpunt (B). Max. 30 participants.

It is not possible to register anymore since the maximum number of participants has been reached for this event.

Date: 2 February 2023
Time: 10.15 - 18.00
Language: English
Locations: Globe Aroma, Cinemaximiliaan, Doucheflux (Brussels, B)
Transport from and to Amsterdam: By train (costs for the NL participants will be covered by DutchCulture | TransArtists)

Forced migration due to war, persecution, or crisis (climate, economy, etc.) is no longer an exception, but rather a new reality. In the past year, we have seen how quickly artist-in-residence programmes and the cultural sector, in general, can react and offer support to artists and cultural professionals who are forced to leave their countries. Residencies, cultural institutions, and creative professionals joined forces and provided an ad hoc first line of support. But the question remains: how can the cultural field be permanently open to professionals who are forced to move, regardless of their country of origin?

Future Hospitalities brings together professionals from the cultural and humanitarian field from Flanders and The Netherlands. DutchCulture | TransArtists and Kunstenpunt organise this peer-to-peer meeting for exploring new forms of offering hospitality and collaborating with different sectors, in and outside of the cultural field.

The programme will include working sessions for the participants on subjects such as protocol, access, policy and practice (the detailed program will be published beginning of January). The first half of the day will be held at Globe Aroma, a visit to Doucheflux, and we will conclude the programme at Cinemaximiliaan.

After the summer, a follow-up public meeting will take place in Amsterdam.

For more information, please contact Heidi Vogels.

Organisations we will visit in Brussels

Globe Aroma is an artistic work- and meeting place that offers space, time, and network to artists and co-creators who experience specific challenges in pursuing their artistic practices due to their precarious citizenship status. Globe Aroma, therefore, builds in alliance with the Flemish, Brussels, and international cultural, educational, and migration sectors, a mental and infrastructural in-between space in which a community can create, discover and share art with a broad audience.

DoucheFLUX is a social and participative project to empower those living in precarious circumstances, whether they are homeless or living in poor housing, documented or otherwise. The DoucheFLUX day centre offers shower cabins, a launderette, lockers – and an array of complementary services, encouraging social interaction and mutual respect. These basic yet essential services, activities, and training courses help restore energy, dignity, and self-esteem, underlining the mission of DoucheFLUX to deconstruct stereotypes around extreme poverty and spread the message that homelessness is a problem caused by failed policy and can be solved.

Cinemaximiliaan is a platform with and by newcomers in Belgium. The initiative started in an improvised camp at the Maximiliaan Park in Brussels with daily film screenings. Cinemaximiliaan quickly grew through the commitment of a vast network of volunteers, bringing films to remote asylum centres around Belgium and organising encounters and debates in private homes and cultural venues. The project house in Molenbeek is the organisation's heart and facilitates the production of short film projects.