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Collaborative Economy AIR Call



Open call – Residencies
From ecological transition to degrowth and the effective use of art
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, 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 product 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:
• Involvement of a community in the development of the artist’s project
• Support of an institutional partner
• Diversity in the type of end results generated (film, performance, visual or audio creation, publication, exhibition, workshop,…)

Visual artists, designers, chefs or curators of all nationalities who speak French and/or English. Minimum age: 30

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: 31 October 2017
Selection of laureates: Late January 2018
Residency begins: March 2018

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