FAQ

Transport

You're expected to arrange your own in and outbound transport to the Lab location, Vilvoorde. All local transport during the Lab will be taken care of.

Plane
There is a train going from Brussels National Airport (Zaventem) to Brussels-North Station every 10 minutes between 5am and midnight, 7 days a week. The ride takes 18 minutes and costs € 12,70.
Try to avoid booking inbound flights to the Brussels South airport (Charleroi) as you’ll need to take an airport operated shuttle bus to Brussels-Midi Station before taking the train to Brussels-North Station.

Train
There is a frequent connection between all major cities and Vilvoorde. Trains to Vilvoorde run every 15 minutes from Brussels-North Station and every 20 minutes from Antwerp Central Station.

Bus
In Vilvoorde Station, you can take the 280 or 282 De Lijn bus to Vilvoorde Kerkhof, the bus stop closest to Asiat.
 

Food

Your enrollment fee includes a vegetarian breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Participants

Every lab holds 25 participants. You'll be carefully selected and put in a diverse group of people both local, national and international. Your birthday should be on or before September 1, 2001.

 

The application

All applicants need to fill out a questionnaire, ranging from personal philosophies to motivation, personal experience and track record. You can attach a portfolio to emphasise your skills or ideas. Choose something that you're the most proud of and tell who you are.

Accommodation

We offer a spacious and clean warehouse to set up your tent. You can also rent a cardboard tent and double air mattress (€ 50) if you prefer.
 

What does a lab look like?

Every lab is shaped by an ambitious result or central topic that requires collaboration, debate and creativity. Together with a team of inspiring & international creatives you work towards a concrete project. These projects often have an outcome during the Festival or Exhibition. Depending on the project ambition, the lab is shaped accordingly.

Who can apply?

The Lab is divided into different workshops focusing on both artistic and creative industries. It's intended for anyone with a love for arts, architecture, music and a desire to be involved in its evolution.
 
We're looking for people with a passion for learning and sharing, enthusiasm and interest across industries and a truly global, open-minded perspective. Whatever your profile is, you will be considered based on your application form.
 
Additionally, we would like to stress that we value the perspectives, voices, and insights from people of diverse backgrounds and are committed to building a culturally diverse movement. We strongly encourage applications from people of colour, people with disabilities, LGBTQ+ candidates and others who are underrepresented in the arts and culture sector.

Enrollment fee & Bursary

The enrollment fee (€ 350) covers the program cost, ground transport, food (breakfast, lunch & dinner) and the basic sanitation and other mandatory stuff to keep the Lab running for 8 days. It also includes a weekend ticket for the festival (no camping).
 
We offer a limited amount of bursaries to Lab participants. The enrollment fee then reduces to € 150 euro (amount of the food cost) instead of € 350. If you would like to apply for a bursary, please inform us on your current employment status, your living situation (with parents, by yourself, other, …) and if you have received (student) bursaries before. And please let us know why you believe you're eligible for a bursary.
 
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List of materials

You'll receive a list of needed materials a couple of days in advance. Make sure to get all items in advance in order to experience the Lab to the fullest. 

Exploratory experiences & performances

The five in-depth panels will be alternated with a variety of outdoor activities, performative experiences, screenings, interviews and DJ-sets. Part the program are a dharma techno yoga session with Teknival co-founder Debbie Griffith, an exploratory outdoor podcast walk with Brussels-based artist Ella de Burca, a Chicago-housed infused Haitian voodoo session with Michelange Quay, an ambient sleep-in session with Roméo Poirier and an exclusive screening of the cult film "If I think of Germany Tonight". 

Language

The main spoken language during the labs is English.