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Open Call
Workshop application writing

Open Call
Workshop application writing


Do you want to apply for a subsidy? Are you on the verge of applying for a residency? Then this workshop offers a suitable theoretical and practical preparation for writing your application. Katrien Reist (State of the Arts) will lead a workshop that consists of two work sessions. Please make sure you can attend both of them.




  • Dates: Saturday 19 February at 10.30 a.m. – 4.30 p.m. and Saturday 12 March at 10.30 a.m. – 4.30 p.m.
  • Location: Z33, Bonnefantenstraat 1, 3500 Hasselt
  • Registration: Register, the latest on Thursday 10 February, via this link:
  • Price: Free




VONK, Z33 and CIAP/FLACC join forces and start the year with a series of workshops around the practice of the visual artist. These workshops will help you take your first steps and offer you handy tools to put into practice.

The workshops are intended for professional, semi-professional and/or starting contemporary artists with a connection to Limburg and who have followed professional art training. We kick off with the dossier writing workshop. The workshops are held in Dutch, are free of charge and include lunch. The number of places is limited.

Keep an eye on our website for more information about the following workshops in the near future:

  • Saturday 11 June | Workshop on strategic thinking and business management
  • Saturday 24 September | Practical workshop: How to photograph my work with a smartphone?
  • Saturday 19 November | Portfolio Days




Laila Melchior & Koi Persyn
winners of the 2021 Lichen prize

Laila Melchior & Koi Persyn
winners of the 2021 Lichen prize


Laila Melchior & Koi Persyn


Curatorial Studies at KASK & Conservatorium and CIAP are delighted to announce CS alumni Laila Melchior and Koi Persyn as the winners of the 2021 Lichen Prize for Curators. The jury appreciated the duo’s curatorial concerns with questions of place and landscape, interests that align with those of CIAP, and which will be the ground for a fertile collaboration and exchange. The exhibition will take place in 2022.




About the curators


Laila Melchior is an independent curator and researcher investigating the fields of contemporary art and audiovisual aesthetics. She holds a master’s degree in Communication and Culture from UFRJ (BR) and a postgraduate degree in Curatorial Studies from The Royal Academy of Fine Arts (KASK). Laila Melchior works on projects related to arts, film and theory, looking to incorporate perspectives from the Global South into her projects. As a curator, she collaborates with art institutions. Some of her recent projects are the exhibitions Trojan Horse Behind GlassTime, Times. Half a Time; and The Ghost Library. She is one of the founders and part of the curatorial board of Aventuras do Pensamento, a series of encounters between a children-composed audience and some of the greatest contemporary Brazilian thinkers, scientists and artists that since 2016 discusses pressing issues in the political, innovative and creative horizon of the country. Laila Melchior has also designed the Young Curators Programme, a project which she coordinates to promote a greater engagement of emerging curators in the frame of Belgian participation in the Venice Biennale. Formerly a lecturer at the undergraduate course in Cinema and Digital Media at IESB (Brasilia – BR), she has also published and presented academic works.


Koi Persyn is a Brussels-based independent curator and visual artist. He obtained a master’s in Fine Arts at The Royal Academy of Fine Arts (KASK) after which he completed a postgraduate in Curatorial Studies, also at KASK. During his studies, Koi Persyn founded and co-curated STOCK, a three-year-running residency programme in Het Paviljoen, Ghent. His artistic and curatorial trajectory encompasses notions of authorship and collectivity, employing experimentation with exhibition formats in unconventional locations. His curatorial projects focus on process-based, experimental, and interdisciplinary practices through open-air, collaborative, site-specific exhibitions and residency programmes. Koi Persyn participated in the exchange programme with BIDAI college of arts in Kanazawa (JP) and worked in the framework of the Young Curators Program as a mediator for the Belgian Pavilion at the 58th edition of the Venice Biennale. Koi Persyn is currently co-curating Publiek Park, an open-air group exhibition in the Citadelpark of Ghent, as part of his activities in the frame of the Young Friends of S.M.A.K.




About Lichen prize


As a testing ground for visual thinking in diverse forms, CIAP and Curatorial Studies — KASK & Conservatorium have initiated and endowed the Lichen Prize to foster and support curatorial innovation in Belgium. The call is open to all alumnae and alumni of the Curatorial Studies programme — as well as of its earlier forms: TEBEAC and ‘Beheer, conservatie en restauratie van museale collecties hedendaagse kunst’ — regardless of age, current professional status or geographic location. In fall 2020, CIAP and Curatorial Studies proudly presented Petrichor, a group exhibition curated by the laureate of the 2019 edition, Lucie Ménard.


Exhibition view: Petrichor, an exhibition curated by the winner of Lichen 2019, Lucie Ménard.

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