Bijloke Summer Academy: residencies for young artists in music theater

Bijloke Summer Academy - Music Theatre 2022

Do you have an artistic idea within the field of contemporary music theatre and/or transmedial performance?

Are you looking for a great opportunity to develop this idea under the best possible conditions? Bijloke Summer Academy – Music Theatre offers residencies to young artists in an inspiring atmosphere.


Bijloke Summer Academy – Music Theatre is an initiative by five partners, all physically located at the Bijlokesite in Ghent. The partnership includes

  • LOD music theatre (production house)
  • Music Centre De Bijloke (venue)
  • SPECTRA (contemporary music ensemble)
  • International Opera Academy
  • KASK Royal Conservatory Ghent (school of arts)

All partners are involved in the international fields of contemporary music theatre and transmedial performance. Our ways of working within the scene are different yet highly complementary as organisational forces of Bijloke Summer Academy – Music Theatre.

What we offer

Bijloke Summer Academy – Music Theatre provides coaching by highly renowned artists/dramaturges, a professional new music ensemble, two lectures/masterclasses and technical and logistic support of a well-equipped production house and music venue.

All participants are offered a residency of 10 days in Ghent from 22 until 31 August 2022 and a rehearsal space in one of the performance halls at the Bijloke site. According to your needs, we will work out a planning, location and coaching.


The Bijloke Summer Academy – Music Theatre takes place in Ghent, Belgium from 22-31 August 2022.The organisations provide accommodation, catering and reimbursement of travel costs. Participation to the Academy is free.

How to apply?

Fill in the application form below before 19 April 2022

The provided information should include a motivation for participation,
a project description or artistic research proposal (video pitch), and a biography of all applicants. You will also have the opportunity to specify or select your practical (travels, accommodation…) as well as artistic expectations (coaches, types of technical and artistic support…).

More information

If you have any questions, please contact