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Atelier in beeld - open studio days is the big open studio weekend for visual artists all over Flanders and Brussels. A perfect opportunity to show your work or discover studios that weren’t on your radar.

Next edition: 6 and 7 May 2023! 

Atelier in beeld – open studio days

During the last edition, 2000 visuals artists opened the doors to over 1300 studios. As a visitor to Atelier in beeld you discover new artwork, meet the artists and witness their process up close. As an artist the open studio days are a convenient way of showing a (new) audience your work and your work environment.

Atelier in beeld is an initiative of Kunstwerkt and takes places annually in May. The upcoming edition will be on 6 and 7 May, 2023. Visiting the studios is free of charge and no reservation is required.

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For whom?

All visual artists aged 18 and older with a studio in Flanders or Brussels can participate in Atelier in beeld. Beginners and experts, professionals and non-professionals, young and old.

The participating artists practise at least one of the following techniques: sculpture, collage, crossover, digital imaging, metalwork, movie, photography, glass art, graphics, installation art, calligraphy, ceramics, mixed media, painting, drawing, textile and/or applied art.

What is a studio?

The studio is the place where visual works are created. It's a workplace where the creative process leaves its trail: paint brushes and splodges, pointed pencils and pencil shavings, looms and yarn, some leftover clay and a potter's wheel, a printing press and ink stains… Visitors can witness where and how the works are created.

Some artists work in a big warehouse, others in a vacant building, in a separate room at home, or simply at the kitchen table. It doesn’t matter, as long as it's your fixed working space!

Individual studios, group studios, collective studios, art academies' studios, organisations or health care institutions that organise studio activities... all can participate.

Why participate?

  • Atelier in beeld is the perfect moment to show your visual work to the general public.
  • Together with over 2000 other artists you can show the audience what’s going on in the world of visual arts in Flanders and Brussels. 
  • You'll benefit from the nationwide promotional campaign (advertisements, press, …) that will be run in the build-up to the weekend.   
  • We'll assist you with hints and tips to invite the public yourself. We'll provide you with printed promo material such as signposts, posters, invitation cards, ... and digital promo material: invitations, e-flyers, facebook banners, instagram posts, ...
  • You'll receive an artist page on atelierinbeeld.be, where you can display your work. Visitors can find your studio by searching for a postcode, a technique or a name. Your studio will also appear on the map.
  • How you want to plan your Atelier in beeld is flexible: will you be open for one or two days? The choice is yours. Not all studios open for two days. 
  • Do you want to give a demonstration? Or do you prefer to keep a low profile? It's all possible.
  • Participating in Atelier in beeld is free of charge.

When?

The studio offers free entry to the public on 6 and/or 7 May, 2023.

You choose whether you want to open your studio for one or two days at the moment of your registration. It's not mandatory to open your studio for two days. There are several time frames and you'll open for at least one of these, during which you’ll be in your studio. Are you sharing a studio? Then you’ll all be present at the same time.

6 May: 

  • 14:00 – 18:00
  • 19:00 – 22:00

7 May:

  • 11:00 – 17:00  

Feel like joining in? Registration is possible from 9 January to 6 February via this website.