ThalieLab | Thalie Art Foundation

General information

Brief description of organisation

Thalie Art Foundation is a private foundation based in Brussels. Its mission is to support socially engaged contemporary art that addresses social issues by inviting artists to reflect, act, and intervene in both everyday life and the political sphere, exploring the ways that our society is changing in order to promote innovation and social impact.
ThalieLab | Thalie Art Foundation are initiatives of Nathalie Guiot

Organisation founded in


Brief description of residency program


Based on an examination of artisanal practices and new forms of food production, the foundation invites visual artists, designers and chefs to submit a project on the theme of deceleration in our overly consumerist world, 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 of 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:
• Involving the community in the development of the artist’s project?
• The support of an institutional partner?
• Diversity in the type of end results generated (film, performance, visual or audio creation, publication, exhibition, workshop,...)

Residency program since


Disciplines and media
  • Visual Art
  • Educational Programmes
  • New Media
  • Printmaking
  • Curatorial
  • Film Making
  • Sculpture
  • Performing Arts
  • Textile Art
  • Cooking
Type of organisation
  • Independent Association/Foundation

Residency conditions

Duration of residencies
  • between 3 and 6 months
Number of artists resident at one time


Grants available

Residency support to the resident will include : • Production funding: Max 10000€. The applicant must submit a projected budget to the team of the Foundation. Co-production with others art centers are deeply recommended. • Accommodation: a private single room with private workspace. The artist must share kitchen, living-room and shower room. • The travel costs could be déducted from the production grant. • Logistic, curatorial, mediation and communication guidance

Expenses paid by artist
  • Food
  • Other

12 euros fees to apply

Expectations of the artist
  • Presentation
  • Leading Workshop or Class
  • Exhibition
  • Donation of an Artwork
  • Other

open to all forms of public representation

Expenses paid by the organisation
  • Housing
Application who/how

Digital Application

Selection procedure

By Committee

Presentation of artists' work

Arranged on a case-by-case basis

Description of residency



  • Internet Connection
  • Library
  • Office
  • Kitchen
Number of studios


Type and size of studios

Private Studio

  • Private Room
  • Shared Apartment
Working language(s)
  • English
  • French
Other activities happening at the space
  • Workshops
  • Presentation
  • Films
  • Exhibitions
  • Reading room, cooking classes, bookshop
Contact information

ThalieLab | Thalie Art Foundation
Rue Buchholtz 15
1050 Ixelles - Bruxelles

Phone: +32.493.52.66.17

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