How do I apply?

Every two months, Flanders Arts Institute will be launching an open call for proposals around a particular issue. We are currently looking for candidates for the second call around working sustainably internationally.

Do you want to participate? Send us your answer to the eight questions before March 19 at 6 pm (CET). Fill in the form on this website (in Dutch or English).

  • First register (top right)
  • Then answer the eight questions about your interest in the theme of "working sustainably internationally". 

(You can also send an email to (in Dutch, French or English), where you answer the eight questions (see below) via email (text) or via video or audio of up to seven minutes in length.) 

After the deadline of March 19, we will make all applications public on this website*, so that people with shared interests can find each other.

*(If you prefer not to have your idea and your name (with initials of your last name) appear on our website, please send a separate email with your idea (and an answer to the four questions) to

Questions you need to answer when you apply for the second open call:

  • What aspect of sustainable international work concerns you? How far have you got?
  • Do you have a concrete idea or way of working internationally that you would like to discuss, test or further develop with a group of people? 
  • How can your idea or proposal have an impact on international practice within or with Flanders and Brussels and beyond? 
  • Do you have the time to commit to online meetings with an international working group on a regular basis (e.g. monthly) starting in May 2021, for a period of max. 1 Year? 
  • When are you available during the day? In the evening? During the week of during the weekend?
  • Do you have access to a stable internet connection for online meetings?
  • What time zone are you in?
  • Which languages do you speak and understand?

! Please note: once you start the submission procedure, you must complete it in one go. It is not technically possible to save your pitch halfway through and continue working on it later.  


What does Flanders Arts Institute offer? 

Flanders Arts Institute is offering for one idea per open call an amount of 12,000 euros

Specifically for the second call, Flanders Arts Institute offers support (in the form of financial management and guidance) and an envelope of 12,000 euros for the working group(s) to pay for their working time. A fair distinction will be made between participants with a fixed income and those working on a freelance or independent basis.


Other languages?

Download the information about this open call in French or in Arabic.



Call for proposals 1: Working with care in the arts field

  • Second round, deadline for the seven selected ideas 15 February 2021 6:00 pm.
  • The ideas can be elaborated in a process that will start no later than June 2021. 

Call for proposals 2: Working sustainably internationally

  • Launch 15 February 2021
  • Deadline 19 March 2021, 6 pm CET
  • Kick-off meeting seven selected participants 29 April 2021

Call for proposals 3: Working digitally in the arts field

Launch April 2021

Call for proposals 4: Diversity and support

Launch June 2021