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OPEN CALL: Showcase Emerging Sound 2024

STUK and Q-O2 present an annual showcase of emerging sound artists in Belgium. The showcase shines a light on the diversity of the Belgian sound art landscape, and gives a boost to an upcoming generation of makers. We are looking for recent, existing sound work in any format: performance, installation, soundwalk, radio piece, intervention or other innovative formats. The selected works will be presented in STUK on Thursday 16 May 2024. Please read the detailed conditions specified below.

For whom?

  • You are an emerging sound artist. In other words: in training, recently graduated, at the start of a career or still in need of developing a network within the Belgian or international sound art field.
  • You make sound installations, sound performances, soundwalks, participatory sound work, radio art or sound interventions in public space.
  • You are asked to propose only one existing work or work-in-progress, that is not older than 2021. Submissions with more than one work will not be considered.
  • You have a link to Belgium: either by residence, education or nationality.

For whom?

  • Presentation of one work or work-in-progress during the Showcase Emerging Sound 2023 at STUK in Leuven on 16 May 2024.
  • Feedback session at Q-O2 to discuss your work with the organizers and other participants.
  • An optional preparatory residency with overnight stay and technical support at STUK, Leuven.
  • Visibility and support in terms of communication and documentation towards Belgian and international programmers and the broader professional sector.
  • Artistic compensation: €500
  • Travel costs: up to €50

How to get involved?

Please apply before 15 October 2022 using the following online registration form.

The selection does not take the age, gender, ethnicity, religion, cultural background, ability or education into consideration. Selected artists will be informed by mid-December 2023 at the latest.

The online registration form apparently does not work in every internet browser. If for technical reasons you cannot submit through the registration form please send an email to with answers to the following questions. Please use as mail title: 'Showcase 2024 *last name*'

First name + last name*

Date of birth*
Description of you project (max 400 words)*

Please include a sound/image/video link to the project in question

Further development (max 250 words)

If you submitted a work-in-progress, please state how you plan to develop the work further for the context of the Showcase Emerging Sound.
Short biography (max 150 words)
What is your connection to Belgium*

Please provide a link to your portfolio or website*


Previous editions:

Mon 9 Oct 2023 10:00 - Sun 15 Oct 2023