Our workspace has a strong focus on public space, special locations and circus tents. We want to offer a broad range of locations, based on this non-exclusive focus, where we can have residencies or where you can work.
Our home office, De Expeditie, is a socio-cultural hub in Ghent with 3 creation- and/or presentation spaces, sanitation, a shared kitchen, … Miramiro is a structural tenant of the BOX, a space which is equipped for the biggest part of possible circus requirements. We also spontaneously rent the LOODS and de STUDIO. You can find technical riders for these spaces here.
You can also use our officespace, even without being in residency.
Beside from the infrastructure, we’re also equipped to require the needs of a modern circus artist. We offer basic light- and sound equipment, a ballet floor, mats for falling or tumbling, trusses, hoists, an aerial platform, tables and chairs, showers, and much more.
De Expeditie invested in a few changes in de BOX. For example, by installing anchor points. These are tested each year to maintain a safe environment to rehearsal.
This equipment is available throughout your entire residency.
If you’re a handy man, we also have some working tools like for example hand tools, small electronic tools, … Our team has a lot of relevant expertise on wood, metal construction and textile. You can use our tools or ask for our advice at any time. During or without a residency.
We did not choose to become a workshop, but we do have some arrangements with a few local partners who would love to welcome you! Want to know more? Ask us!
Artistic and productional support
Artists can always rely on our team as a soundboard. We apply our own experiences, interests, knowledge, and educations in many ways. We offer this support at any time.
Are we unable to help you ourselves? Then we start looking for someone who can.
We contact professional freelancers or experts who poses the required knowledge and skills: a technician, a coach, a dramaturge, a photographer, an extra eye, … We made a database of skilled people and foresee a budget for this every year. We mainly focus on young creators for this. Involving freelancers or experts can be talked about bus is not common for every residency.
We offer different possibilities in financial support. Find out more!
Co-production for creations
It’s a classic but it remains necessary. We see co-production as a commitment or as a partnership that is formed. Co-production mostly goes hand in hand with a residency and a presentation for audience. Co-production budgets are not connected to gages for presentation.
The amount of co-productions is limited and is not part of the basic framework of a residency.
Salary when experimenting
We foresee a salary for the artists, who aren’t employed, during the experimentation residencies.
During the creation and experimenting you might need to buy some stuff.
We foresee a budget that you can use during your residency, atelier bricolage or try-outs. This is not a part of the basic framework.
Artists who can’t stay overnight can ask for a refund of transportation costs. This is not a part of the basic framework.
Are you looking for a fully equipped office space where you can fully concentrate on your work? Or do you like to be around people who are working? You can use our office as a co-workingspace, during or without residency, for short or long-term. The workingspots are limited, so first come, first served.
Creativity doesn’t have a clock, which is why we offer the possibility to stay overnight during your residency. We collaborate with local partners or neighbors who rent out studios or houses. The option to stay overnight during your residency can be discussed but is not a part of the basic framework.