Artist and looking for a studio and community in Leuven? Cas-co vzw currently has a place available!

 

Cas-co offers space to artists with a variety of practices, backgrounds, needs and needs. Cas-co does this by facilitating affordable studios, actively creating project and presentation opportunities and stimulating exchange in all kinds of ways.

 

From February 2021, studio 3 in Cas-co Vaartstraat will be empty and we are looking for an artist who wants to give the space a new meaning. Interested? Submit your file up to and including Sunday 31 January 2021.

 

 

OFFER

Cas-co offers:

  • a light-filled studio of 25 m² on the top floor of Cas-co (Vaartstraat 94) at a total cost of 140 euros (rental and utility costs) per month
  • a dynamic and ambitious workplace where artists, culture workers, curators and other visitors meet each other every day
  • various forms of practical support and active development policy (organizing studio visits & master classes, identifying opportunities for presentation, guidance in finding an interesting network and funding, …)
  • common facilities: photo lab, screen printing studio, shared work spaces, …

 

PROFILE

Cas-co is looking for an artist (or collective) who:

  • is professionally active (no students)
  • has a background in the visual arts / performing arts / creative industry and / or has a hybrid practice
  • is looking for exchange and can connect with the broader story of Cas-co
  • is willing and able to use his / her / their expertise and network to support other artists
  • someone who actively uses his / her / their workspace and is present in the organization

 

APPLICATION 

Send your file by 31 January 2021 by e-mail to mirthe@cas-co.be or by post to:

Cas-co vzw

Attn. Mirthe Demaerel

Vaartstraat 94

3000 Leuven

 

A complete file contains the following elements: 

  • a CV;
  • a visual portfolio;
  • amotivated request of maximum 2A4’s length;
  • for video work you can use web links (digital dossier), usb or dvd (mail).

 

SELECTION

The artist is selected as follows:

  • a selection committee, consisting of members from the contemporary arts sector, assesses the applications on the basis of the submitted file and provides a motivated and binding advice. 
  • the outcome of the selection procedure will be announced in the beginning of february, 2021.
  • no appeal is possible against negative advice. No substantive feedback is given.
  • incomplete files are not submitted to the committee.

 

ALLOCATION

The studio is allocated as follows:

  • the selected candidate is invited for an interview in which further practical arrangements are made and a rental contract is signed.
  • the selected artists can start using the studio immediately or for the specified period after positive advice.
  • we only take into account the requests submitted in response to this call. Have you already submitted a file in the past? Please resubmit your (updated) file to confirm that you are still interested.
  • if you are not selected, we will keep your file in our archive. As soon as a studio becomes available that meets your needs, or when there is an open call, we will inform you about this. However, Cas-co reserves the right to allocate the most appropriate space and period to the selected artist.

 

For questions, visits and information: contact mirthe@cas-co.be.