• The artist status & First Aid sessions (2012)
    Open House

    Open House (www.openhousebrussels.be)
    19.05.2012, 10:00 to 13:00: The artist status & First Aid sessions

    From May 17 till 19, 24 artistic laboratories and alternative management offices in Brussels join forces in an Open House event to show their practices and research to both public and professionals. Focusing rather on artistic research processes than on final products, these structures provide national and international artists with time, space and tools to develop their works.

    Within the frame of the Open House, an information session about the artist status, followed by open advice sessions (First Aid) for artists will be organised on the morning of May 19 in collaboration with VTI, Kunstenloket and Îles.

    From 10:00 - 11:00 Liesbeth Dejonghe (OKo, the Flemish Federation of Employers in the performing arts and music sector) presents an overview of the recent developments in the status of artists within the Belgian social security, followed by time for questions.

    From 11:00-13:00 collaborators of the VTI, Kunstenloket, Îles and the alternative management offices Caravan Production, Margarita Production and Mokum are available for free and personal information sessions to help artists with their questions about project development, artistic matters, subsidy applications, legal and social matters, networks and contacts, … Each organisation will do this from its specific field of experience.


    Who are we?

    Caravan Production (www.caravanproduction.be) , Margarita Production (www.margaritaproduction.be) and Mokum (www.mokum.be) are alternative management offices offering tailor-made advice and services to artists on the level of administration, pre- and postproduction, financial supervision, funding applications, promotion, distribution and tour management.

    VTI (www.vti.be), is the Flemish documentation, research and interaction centre for the performing arts . It provides information on performing artists and their work, on cultural policy and stage matters, on international work, on developments and trends, on infrastructure, distribution and art education.

    Kunstenloket (www.kunstenloket.be) provides information and advice to anyone who has questions about the commercial and legal aspects of an artistic activity, on its website, through (individual) consultancy and training sessions.

     Îles (www.iles.be) offers information and guidance to artists in relation to the development of their professional trajectory as well as support with the founding of a working structure or company.

    During the First Aid sessions artists can turn to Kunstenloket and Îles with questions about the artist's status, author's rights, budgeting, VZW's, project planning, artist mobility, ...

    Address and reservation?
    Vanderborght building (1st floor), Schildknaapstraat 50 rue de l’Ecuyer, 1000 Brussel / Bruxelles

    Reservation for the Information session on the artist status is compulsory:
    tel +32 70 222 199, www.kfda.be, tickets@kfda.be

    The First Aid sessions will be organised on a first-come first-serve base.

    To ensure a smooth dispatching of questions/artists to the organisations staffing the helpdesk, we advise to deliver as many questions as possible in advance via the contact form on the VTi website: