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Halaqat: Open Call for a residency in performing arts

The Goethe-Institut and Bozar together with the curator and dramaturg Nedjma Hadj Benchelabi, La Bellone and Théâtre Marni start a residency programme in performing arts in 2022 and are looking for up to ten motivated emerging performing arts makers from the Arab world or the Arab diaspora in Europe to meet and create in Brussels, Belgium, for six weeks in total in 2022 (July/August and October/November).

This open call addresses performing arts artists with new proposals or projects at a very early stage of elaboration on the following leitmotiv: “Politics of Spaces and Bodies” ( We accept solos, duos and trios and are open for multidisciplinary projects. Any type of performing arts suits as long as the body is at the centre of the proposal. The selected artists should be emerging artists with at least one professional production and should be open for collective exchange and reflection in a multicultural context.

As a result, the 10 emerging artists will be able to deepen their artistic dialogue and to work with professional counterparts in order to realise their visions. The work-in-progress will be performed during a showcase event. Exchange moments and encounters between the selected artists are scheduled as well.

Deadline for submission: 1 Feb.’22

Please note that the selected artists will get a reply in March 2022.

This performance residency programme is part of the project Halaqat organised by the Goethe-Institut together with Bozar - Centre for Fine Arts Brussels and co-funded by the European Union.