For (and by) artists: public talk with international guests about support for artists

19 Mar 2022
DebateMeyboom, Brussels
Join the conversation and learn about international support and opportunities for artists

Exchange ideas and experiences with other artists and international guests on how artists and artist-focused organisations can create a supportive environment for artistic practices.

After a keynote introduction on Infrastructures of care and support for (and by) artists by Danielle van Zuijlen (Kunsthal Gent, NUCLEO), six international guest artists and curators briefly introduce themselves and explain which formats or instruments they use to support artists in their daily practice. Afterwards, you can exchange examples with the guests in smaller groups, and discuss questions such as: what kind of support do you need to develop your artistic practice? How does exchange with peers nourish your artistic environment? How can organisations supporting artists play a role in building more sustainable relationships around artistic practices? Can support organisations extend from a local to an international scale?

What are your examples and what are your questions? What can artists and artist-centred organisations do together? Join the talk and start building a sustainable environment for your and everyone’s artistic practice.

This public talk is organised in collaboration UFO organisations in the framework if the UFO Visitors Programme.

International guests

Marie Braad Larsen, residency and project coordinator, Art Hub Copenhagen, Denmark
Valentijn Byvanck, director Marres House for Contemporary Culture, Maastricht, The Netherlands
Marie de Gaulejac, curator and residency coordinator Triangle, Marseille, France
Šimon Kadlčák, artist and residency coordinator Brno House of Arts, Brno, Czech Republic
Johanna Markert, curator anorak, Berlin, Germany
Vasiliki Sifostratoudaki, artist, curator and founder Yellow Brick, Athens, Greece


14:00 Registrations
14:30 Welcome and introduction by Meyboom – Artist run spaces and Lissa Kinnaer (Kunstenpunt)
14:40 Keynote presentation Infrastructures of care and support for (and by) artists by Danielle Van Zuijlen (Kunsthal Gent, NUCLEO)
15:00 Presentations by international guests
15:30 Discussion in groups facilitated by UFO partners
17:00 Drinks

Date, location, language

Saturday March 19 2022
Meyboom – Artist run spaces, Pachécolaan 34, 1000 Brussels
Language: English


The UFO Visitors Programme is co-organised by Flanders Arts Institute and UFO, a platform of artist studio organisations in Flanders, and introduces international professionals to support and development formats for (young) artists in Flanders. The programme aims to connect multiple players in this field, to exchange knowledge and experience, and to nourish an international network of references and opportunities. 


Register here

More information

Contact Lissa Kinnaer