We are convinced that good working conditions and a welcoming environment are key conditions for artistic creation. For the audience, the residency working may be the least visible part of what we do, but it is the beating heart of our House for Dance, Image and Sound. Every day, artists from Belgium and abroad work in the Ateliers, Studio, Labozaal and Soetezaal. STUK’s role as a stimulating workplace is a public secret by now: professional studios, a technical and production staff that thinks along with the artist, apartments within walking distance of STUK and an artists’ kitchen as a lively meeting place.

A residency is always tailor-made. Some artists are still doing research, while others are much further in their process or are close to a premiere. A big amount of artists get the rooms at their disposal, a smaller number of them receives extra support. STUK has the know-how for guidance from A to Z: content and dramaturgy advice, productional and technical support, a financial framework, presentation options, an international network and a close collaboration with the KU Leuven for research. 


22 - 24 June & 4 - 6 July 2016

Imagine Moving Rocks is a playing grid about personal space filled in by a company of spectators.


31 October - 6 November 2016, 23 - 27 January 2017

The body and its representation in different situation, the meaning that the body can take, using the body as a tools as objects as I.

16 - 21 Jan 2017

In the residency at STUK Bára will be re-diving into the physical and theatrical material of her first solo performance On the other side of a sand dune. She will perform the piece a

9 - 20 January 2017

During this residency Marc Vanrunxt works on his new creation Prototype, which will premiere on 26 January 2017 in the Bruges Concertgebouw and which will be performed in STUK on April 20 2017.

12 - 18 dec 2016

This interdisciplinary performance explores the inner struggle in the pursuit of balance in an unstable environment.

Fri 17 Jun 16, Mon 5 Dec 16 . .

Michiel Vandevelde is creating his performance Our Times in STUK. The performance will premier on 20 and 21 December in STUK as part of 500 jaar Utopia.

22 - 24 June & 4 - 6 July 2016

Imagine Moving Rocks is a playing grid about personal space filled in by a company of spectators.

29 August - 2 September & 10 - 21 October

During this residency Sarah van Lamsweerde develops a performance work for Playground Festival in and around the Didactic Museum for Archeology in the basement of Leuven's Erasmus House.

3 - 16 October 2016

In their new work, the Penkova/Youn duo will investigate the possibility of speaking of dance, displacing dance, re-discovering dance, asking questions about dance as they attempt to free the dance and the dancer from choreography (in a performance context).

3 - 8 October 2016

As in 55 and 3600, in 7 – the final piece of a trilogy – the relation between dance, the act of constructing, architecture and sculpture plays a key role in this work.

26 September - 9 October 2016

Love is a verb. Love is the choosing of trust, care, affection, respect, recognition, commitment, open and honest communication.

26 - 30 September 2016

JAHA KOO is creating his new project [CUCKOO]. It is an aural/visual theater piece drawing on social/political themes from South Korea. The story refers to a divided society with violent structure that demand immense sacrifice from the weak or minorities.

17 September - 2 October 2016

During this residency at STUK, Lisa Vereertbrugghen works on The Extraordinary Way She Moves, which will be performed during Playground 2016In this choreographic installation, b

Mon 5 Sep 16 . .

During a residency in STUK, Vera Tussing and her team work on the new creation Mazing, premiering in STUK at the end of November.

Mon 5 Sep 16 . .

Sidney Leoni will conduct his first physical investigations for his upcoming multimedia dance solo project entitled 'Last recital'.

Mon 22 Aug 16 . .

During a two-week residency in STUK, Daniel Linehan starts working on the creation of his new performance Flood

Mon 15 Aug 16 . .

During a residency in STUK visual artist Fabrice Samyn and choreographer/dancer Manon Santkin work on the performance Vanity’s Ballroom.

14 - 19 maart & 19 juni - 3 juli 2016

This Is Offal traverses in tragicomic form the most serious and persistent of human disasters: suicide.

13 - 19 June 2016

The residency will focus entirely in the study of the estuary as the main inlet for the next performance-project, which will disembogue in the creation of a geographical formation: Estuary [≈]

2015 - 2016

From 2013 to 2016, fieldworks is Artist In Residence (AIR) at STUK. fieldworks is the organization founded by Heine Avdal (NO) and Yukiko Shinozaki (JP).