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Call for artists - Shared Atelier Partagé

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Shared Atelier Partagé - What is it?
“Shared Atelier Partagé” is an artist-in-studio project at Hectolitre, with an aim to provide artists an affordable working space, assist their projects, and invite them to strengthen the exchange at the Hectolitre. Is a temporary studio occupation contract of 3 months with possibility to prolong.
“Shared Atelier partagé” takes place inside the “Reactor”, central space of the former swingers club. An interior atrium with surrounding niches and balconies, a two-story vertical landscape. There are two independent working units with open balconies (each 32 m2), and one independent unit with closed balcony (24m2). In addition, there are common areas with kitchen, garden, toilettes.
Hectolitre is a project dedicated to artists and cultural professionals who wish to delve deeper into their projects, experiment with transdisciplinarity and/or connect their art to the local context. The project’s space is found in a building with peculiar history and décor, hosting a multipurpose environment encompassing artists housing and studio units, open community space, and production and communication-based venues. Such hybrid setup enables the inner community to work and live within the project, encourages creating and collaborating, and supports a public outreach.

Shared Atelier Partagé - For who it is?
“Shared Atelier Partagé” is intended for professional, visual, performing and media artists willing to join Hectolitre for a limited period of time. All units are ideal for 2-3 artists. Applicants must be looking to apply together for one single unit, as a place to work together.
In addition, we think of professionals aware of other aspects of the project of Hectolitre, exploring possibilities to generate exchanges and activities. For example, the invitation to use common spaces and resources - as a possibility to organize a public presentation of a work carried out.
Cultivating curiosity and benevolent exchange are key elements of the proposal. Particular attention is given to the constitution of a diversified group where the specificities of each reinforce the quality of the collective experience and credibility.

Shared Atelier Partagé - Practical modalities?
- Price: 120€/month including space fee, ASBL fee, RC insurance, water, electricity and internet. No integral heating system.
- Areas: Studio space + common areas
- Duration: fixed for a period of 3 months. Renewable under common agreement.
- Availability of the the units: 1 unit at the first floor (120€/month).
- Access date: June 2020
- Access format: 07- 23h, noise level reduction after 20h.
- Access restriction: 1-3 days a month, during the time of punctual public events.
- Adhesion to the Hectolitre A.S.B.L. (see the annexe below)
- Security deposit for keys 50 €/set

Shared Atelier Partagé - How to apply?
Are you interested? Contact us at residence@hectolitre.space and tell us few things about you and your work - links are welcome, no files in the attachment please. We will contact you back to organize a visit, and put in place a participatory process of selection, in order to ensure horizontal and democratic development of inner community and the project as a whole.

Annexe - Adhesion to Hectolitre A.S.B.L.
The Hectolitre a.s.b.l. was created at the end of 2019, giving a structural and legal frame to a project that has grown significantly since the initial impulse given by its founders in 2017. Artists, creatives and cultural professionals who become users of Hectolitre spaces automatically become adherent members of the ASBL. They therefore adhere to the Hectolitre project and are curious and interested in joining an experimental project and a community around constant evolution. Membership brings a series of advantages such as the possibility of being able to use the spaces of the Reactor (exhibiting, performance, screening), of the Trait d'Union (open community, workshop and projects communication place), common areas of the Studio (meeting room, terrace), audio/podcast cave and the garden - all in good harmony and coordination with all the actors and respecting the spirit and the intention of each of these parties. Being a member also means having the opportunity to participate in development and reflection meetings around the project in a spirit of co-creation and above all in a series of moments of conviviality and exchanges around a coffee, a good drink or a shared meal.
For more information on the Hectolitre project and its different parts and spaces, please consult the website: www.hectolitre.space