Open call – Centrale | vitrine

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Open call – Centrale | vitrine – 2025/2026

Centrale, center of contemporary art of the City of Brussels supports emerging artists and shows their projects.

In September 2021, Centrale launched Centrale | vitrine, a space dedicated to Brussels’ emerging talents based on an open call for projects. Artists living in the capital can respond by proposing an IN SITU project for the vitrine, taking into account the urban environment, the pedestrian street, the neighborhood, the inhabitants, and the passers-by.

The vitrine is only visible from the street and the public cannot enter: the selected proposals should take this specific context into account.

The vitrine hyphenates the indoors and the outdoors, the art center and the public space, art and daily life.

Centrale is committed to sustainability and gives preference to artists who, as much as possible, consciously avoid the use of polluting materials or excessive energy consumption.

In short:

  • What? Open call for IN SITU projects for Centrale | vitrine
  • Who? Emerging artists, without any age limit, based (with official residency) in Brussels-Capital Region, including collectives or artist-curator duos
  • Where? 13 rue Sainte-Catherine – 1000 Brussels
  • When? 2025-2026 Programme, beginning of the first project 23.01.2025
  • How? Selection of 8 laureates by a jury of art professionals

Warning: The project you are submitting must be the same as the one realized in the vitrine. Any major modification that changes the core and form of the original proposal may be declared invalid by Centrale.

  • Timing 
    • Deadline for submissions: 30.06.2024 at 23:59
    • Announcement of the laureates : 23.09.2024
    • Project 1: 23.01.2025

Plan of Centrale | vitrine


Centrale offers :

– The space
– Exhibition during +- 8 weeks
– Financial support for the exhibition : fee of 1.800 EUR (charges included) + production costs 1.000 EUR (charges included)
– The transportation of the works within Belgium
– Promoting the exhibition within Centrale’s general communication
– Producing the exhibition text in three languages for the passers-by
– Assistance with the installation
– Professional photographic coverage
– Organisation of the opening and distribution of electronic invitations


– There is no age limit to participate
– You must be domiciled in Brussels
– Only COMPLETE applications are valid and must contain the following information in a single pdf (10 Mo)

  1. Personal details (download the form) + CV + proof of official residency in the Brussels Region
  2. A general introduction to the work (maximum 1500 characters including spaces)
  3. 10 good quality images. References to websites as the only visual source will not be considered
  4. A description and a note of intent on the concept of the envisaged installation (maximum 2500 characters including spaces)
  5. A plan of the intended installation


– The space is only visible from the street Rue Sainte-Catherine 13. The public cannot enter the space.
– The artistic proposal should not obstruct the evacuation in case of emergency, the installation must leave a clear passage to the street door. See plan


Applications may only be sent in a single pdf via e-mail to with ‘CALL VITRINE + name of the artist’ as the subject of the email.

Deadline: at the latest on 30.06.2024 at 23.59 hrs.
Paper applications are not accepted.