Watao Art Festival: Call for Collectives and Collabs for Site-Specific Contribution

Opportunity type:  Open Call

For: Artists and Different creatives

Deadline: 31/05/2024

Rewards: Up to € 25,000

Location Eligibility: Worldwide

About this opportunity

Internationally acclaimed artist Koen Vanmechelen invites artists all over the world for an in situ encampment as an immersive experiment.
They invite collectives or collabs (a minimum of 3 people) to participate in the next edition of Watou Arts Festival. Selected collectives or collabs will work in situ at one of the festival locations and transform that location with site-specific (indoor and/or outdoor) artistic contributions. Thus, collectives or collabs must be willing to visit the festival during the summer of 2024 (6 July – 1 September) to meet with the organisation and to develop their project afterward.


  • Category 1: a proposal up to € 10,000
  • Category 2: a proposal up to € 25,000



  • Mixed teams with participants from fields other than visual arts are encouraged to apply. The Art Festival Watou is known as a festival where visual arts and poetry merge.
  • Applicants must be at least 18 years old.


Entry Fee


    How to Apply 

    Apply using the link: Watao Art Festival

    All questions regarding this award should be sent to kunstenfestival@poperinge.be.


    May 31 2024

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