General information

Brief description of organisation

Destelheide is a centre for art, youth and creativity of the Flemish Community nearby Brussels in Belgium. With our art education service Dharts, we organise artist residencies, exhibitions, workshops and (international) projects in Destelheide. Our centre is known as the expertise centre for arts education in Flanders.

Organisation founded in


Brief description of residency program

Destelheide offers artistic residencies for professional artists and companies of all disciplines: music, theatre, dance, circus, comedy, visual arts... We invite artists that are willing to interact with the (youth) groups that are here in Destelheide, through the form of a try-out, open rehearsal, workshop etc. The artists stay in full board (meals and overnight stay included).

Residency program since


Disciplines and media
  • Visual Art
  • Sculpture
  • Ceramics
  • Dance
  • Theatre
  • Performing Arts
  • Textile Art
  • Music
  • Literature
  • Educational Programmes
  • New Media
  • Animation
  • Printmaking
Type of organisation
  • Other

Part of a centre for youth, art and creation

Residency conditions

Duration of residencies
  • 1 week
Number of artists resident at one time


Companions allowed
  • Children
  • Partners
Expenses paid by artist
  • Travel
  • Housing
  • Food
  • Other

Artists in residence pay 23.5 euros per person per day, everything included (meals, accomodation, etc.)

Expectations of the artist
  • Presentation
  • Other

Try-out, open rehearsal...

Application who/how

Application by Mail

Selection procedure

By Curator

Presentation of artists' work

Arranged on a case-by-case basis

Description of residency


RuralInspiring and quiet setting in beautiful natural surroundings

  • Internet Connection
  • Library
  • Computer
  • Printmaking Facilities
  • Dance / Performance Practice Space
  • Bar, dance floor, eexhibition hall
Number of studios


Type and size of studios

Private Studio

  • Shared Room
Working language(s)
  • English
  • French
  • Dutch
Other activities happening at the space
  • Workshops
  • Presentation
  • Exhibitions
  • Cafe/Restaurant

How to reach

By train

Take the train to Halle (ten minutes from Brussels South), then take bus 153 or 155 in the direction of Anderlecht Metro untill the stop ´Dworp Destelheide´. From that stop, it is a ten minutes walk.

By plane

From Brussels Airport, you take the train to Brussels South train station. From there, you follow the directions written above.

By car

Vanuit Hasselt, Leuven, Antwerpen, Gent of Oostende:

Volg de ring rond Brussel E19 richting Mons-Charleroi (Parijs). Verlaat de E19 aan afrit 20 Huizingen-Sint-Genesius-Rode. Rij linksaf richting Dworp-Alsemberg (Alsembergsesteenweg). Na ongeveer 3 km bereik je het dorpscentrum van Dworp. Rij door het centrum. Voor de helling passeer, bij de wegwijzer ‘Destelheide’ sla je rechts de Zevenbronnenstraat in. De eerste straat links is de Destelheidestraat. Destelheide ligt op de helling rechts in het groen.

Nearest airport

Brussels Airport

Contact information

Destelheidestraat 66
1653 Dworp

Phone: 0032474605905

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