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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 Fondation Thalie 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
  • Innovation
  • Social impact
  • Uniqueness


Nathalie Guiot (Founder and Artistic director Fondation Thalie | Thalie Art Foundation, Belgium)

Julien Amicel (Executive Director Fondation Thalie | Thalie Art Foundation, Belgium)
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)

Cristiano Leone (Head of the cultural program, Villa Médicis, Roma)
Marie Pok (Director of the center of innovation and design, Grand-Hornu, Belgium)
Sandra Terdjman (Co-founder KADIST and co-director of Council, France/USA)


  • Selection of laureates: Mid-february 2018
  • Residency begins: March 2018

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