Online Call Halaqat: Open Call Performing arts Residency 2022

Halaqat Design Engy Aly

Thu, 16.12.2021 -
Tue, 01.02.2022

The Goethe-Institut and Bozar together with the curator and dramaturg Nedjma Hadj Benchelabi, La Bellone and Théâtre Marni start a residency programme in performing arts in 2022 and are looking for up to ten motivated emerging performing arts makers from the Arab world or the Arab diaspora in Europe to meet and create in Belgium for six weeks in total in 2022.
This open call addresses performing arts artists with new proposals or projects at a very early stage of elaboration on the following leitmotiv: “Politics of Spaces and Bodies” ( We accept solos, duos and trios and are open for multidisciplinary projects. Any type of performing arts suits as long as the body is at the centre of the proposal. The selected artists should be emerging artists with at least one professional production and should be open for collective exchange and reflection in a multicultural context.

The artists will be invited two times to Brussels for a 3-week residency to work under the guidance of professional mentors. The specific trajectory will be tailor-made according to the needs and expectations of the selected artists and therefore disclosed after the selection procedure. Throughout the 6 weeks, the mentors will closely follow the work of each participant, giving feedback and support where necessary. As a result, the 10 emerging artists will be able to deepen their artistic dialogue and to work with professional counterparts in order to realise their visions. The work-in-progress will be performed during a showcase event. Exchange moments and encounters between the selected artists are scheduled as well.

The residencies will be hosted at and by two different partners in Brussels: La Bellone or Théâtre Marni. La Bellone will host two solo projects at an early stage of development as it is a research center. Théâtre Marni will host four projects (solos, duos and trios) where the stage and studio are available. The jury will decide on the repartition of the projects in both locations.

Deadline for the application: 01.02.2022, please apply online: 

This performance residency programme is part of the project Halaqat.
The European project Halaqat is implemented by the Goethe-Institut in collaboration with Bozar - Centre for Fine Arts Brussels. Halaqat is co-funded by the European Commission (under the designation: EU-LAS CULTURE), the Goethe-Institut and Bozar.