Open Call Extra City, 2017 – 2019


Deadline 14.10.2016

Extra City is a Kunsthal that finds inspiration in the city for depicting different visions of our future, by encouraging new links between contemporary (inter)national art and artists, researchers, and city dwellers. The full mission and vision can be found here.

Last year, Extra City Kunsthal in Antwerp updated its mission. The organisation has renewed its structure. From 2017 onwards, it will be coordinated by a director who will carry out the concrete implementation of the programme together with a small team of (international) curators and artists, each for a maximum period of three years.
In that context, Extra City is launching an open call for project proposals to be realised during 2017-2019.

Applicants can submit a proposal for:

A project-based collaboration: the realisation of one project or one concrete proposal

An intensive, long-term collaboration: the realisation of a programme component or project spread over a maximum of 3 years
Aside from the concrete collaboration that forms part of the artistic programme, the artist or curator is involved with the operation of the Kunsthal during the intensive period, working together with the team in reflecting and debating about the role, position, and operation of the Kunsthal at the artistic, organisational, and societal level. This additional commitment can take various forms (also in terms of time spent) and will be discussed in more detail with the selected candidates at a later stage.
The submitted projects can be very diverse: we welcome proposals for exhibitions, creations, public programmes, workshops, lecture series, debates, research projects, film screenings, performances, publications, reflective and/or discursive projects, or completely new formats.

The proposals must align with the new mission and vision of the organisation, but it has been a conscious choice to provide very little in the way of limitations or concrete direction at this point. We are instead giving voice to curators and artists, in order to create from the submitted proposals a sharp, urgent, varied, and pre-eminent programme for the coming years.

An international jury will make a selection of the submitted projects for further elaboration and realisation.

Composition of the jury

Wilfried Cooreman, Hedwig Fijen, Nav Haq, Jérôme Sans (tbc), Jorinde Seijdel, Adinda Van Geystelen, Arno van Roosmalen (tbc), Sara Weyns


Submission deadline for project proposal: Friday, 14 October 2016, 8pm
Feedback on the proposals: no later than 10 November 2016

Click here for more information on the assessment criteria, the procedure, the financial framework and Extra City’s proposal.