Call for young plastic artists in Brussels

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The CENTRALE.lab, which opened in October 2015, is the laboratory space of the CENTRALE, the centre for contemporary art in the City of Brussels, and is dedicated to young plastic artists based in Brussels. Situated at 16 Place Sainte-Catherine, a few steps away from the CENTRALE, the CENTRALE.lab is a place for multidisciplinary experimentation encompassing painting, photography, sculpture, video, installation, illustration, drawing, textiles, etc. This exhibition space of 70 m² (spread across two floors), situated right in the city centre, is offering the opportunity to 6 selected candidates to organise their first personal exhibition lasting 6 weeks. The initiative reflects the desire of Karine Lalieux, Alderwoman for Culture in the City of Brussels, to support emerging creative talent.

The call will enable the programme for the April 2017 to August 2018 season to be finalised.

In addition to offering an institutional diffusion channel, the CENTRALE will also take care of:
– Promoting the exhibition within the CENTRALE’s general communication
– Producing a critical text
– Helping and advising with the installation of the exhibition by a CENTRALE team member, in order to provide a professional reception for the artists

But also of course:
– The provision of the space
– Financial and logistical support for the exhibition worth € 500
– Professional photographic coverage
– The production of post cards and posters
– The organisation of the vernissage and the distribution of electronic invitations
– Caretaking

The selection will be chosen by a jury of art professionals. Preference will be given to projects related to the issues of contemporary creation, conceived for the place in question and taking into account its characteristics.

To participate, you must be 35 years or younger and resident in the Brussels-Capital Region.
Only COMPLETE submissions comprising the following will be accepted:
1. Personal details (download the form) + artistic CV (Word/PDF format)
2. A general introduction to the work (Word/PDF format)
3. A description and a memo on the concept of the envisaged exhibition (+ possibly installation plan, etc.)(Word/PDF format)
4. A minimum of 10, high quality visuals (jpeg format)*

Deadline for submission: 7 November 2016 to the following email address:
Transfer of the submission is exclusively via “” or equivalent. Paper submissions are not accepted.

*Links back to Internet sites as the only visual source will not be taken into consideration!

Call for young plastic artists

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