Residency in ‘de Dingen’ from mid July to mid August

Dingen die niet verkopen


“Dingen die niet verkopen” is the recently founded artist-run initiative of Amber De Saeger and Alec De Bruyn. This exhibition space is located in the city center of Antwerp, and organizes exhibitions and happenings that change theme monthly. We work entirely independent from any kind of government support and are in constant search of a form that takes a distance from the classic function of a gallery – freedom to experiment is key.

From mid July until mid August, we offer our open exhibition space as a space for creation for an artist or collective, who feels at home within the concept of the “Dingen”. During this period the maker has the chance to create or experiment, inspired by and making within the space, ending with a four day exhibition, performance, or celebration of this work.

For whom?

All possible shapes of art are welcome: from visual arts to performance, from sound to literature,…

As an artist-run initiative we cannot offer a budget for the residence, but we do offer the space and time for an active and open experiment with public showing. Possible income from this showing will go entirely to the resident. We will be approachable for any specific needs and will find the right connections or partnerships with other cultural organizations for support.

What do we offer?

  • Working space on ground floor (±17m2) and large cellar (±30m2)
  • Free creation period from July 15th until August 15th
  • Exhibition/performance/… from August 19th until August 22nd
  • Personal advice or assistance at the start and ending of residency.

How to apply?

Send an e-mail with residency proposal, contact information, short bio, and links to relevant work to before July 5th, and you will receive an answer as soon as possible.

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