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 Programme since: 2004
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: 1971
Working Languages:
  • English
  • French
Presentation of artists’ work: Arranged on a case-by-case basis
Duration of residency:
  • Weeks: 1
Number of studios: 3
Number of artists in residence at one time: 3
Studio type and size: Private studio
Accommodation type:
Shared Room
Which disciplines does your residency cater to?:
  • Visual Art
  • Sculpture
  • Ceramics
  • Dance
  • Theatre
  • Performing Arts
  • Textile Art
  • Music
  • Literature
What practical facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Internet
  • Computer
Is your residency wheelchair accessible?: No
Companions Allowed:
  • Children
  • Partners
  • Application process: Postal application
    Expenses paid by the artist:
    • Travel
    • Food
    Other activities happening at the space:
    • Workshops
    • Presentation
    • Exhibition
    • Cafe/restaurant
    Selection process: By curator
    Setting: Rural
    Nearest Airport: Brussels Airport
    Nearest Train Station: Halle
    How to reach by plane: From Brussels Airport, you take the train to Brussels South train station. From there, you follow the directions written above.
    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.
    How to reach 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.
    Street & Number: Destelheidestraat 66
    Postal Code: 1653
    City: Dworp
    Country long: Belgium
    Destelheidestraat 66
    Dworp 1653 BEL
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