Artists of color. We see you, we hear you, and we would like to support more of you within the Belgian art scene. We are THE CONSTANT NOW, a new art space in Antwerp that raises diversity awareness through exhibitions. For young or underrepresented artists of color working in a variety of media and disciplines, we have a new coaching program: POC POC WHO'S THERE?

 

What we present is a set of training sessions with leading art professionals who will share artistic, conceptual and technical insights through online and offline consults, studio visits, talks, and discussions. The coaching will culminate in three public presentations in THE CONSTANT NOW's artspace in Antwerp between May and December 2022. POC POC WHO'S THERE? aims to empower new talents of color and launch them directly into the professional art circuit.

This year’s coaches are:

Helena Kritis, WIELS 

Karen Van Godtsenhoven, UGent,
former MoMu and The Met

Kristof Vande Walle, Museum M

Marie Gomis-Trezise, NATAAL Media, 

Galerie Number 8

Samuel Saelemakers, Kunst in de Stad/Middelheimmuseum

Sofia Dati, Beursschouwburg

 

Artists of color, working or living in Belgium, 

aged 18 and older, can apply and submit their portfolio and cv before 11 February 2022 with the subject POC POC via hello@theconstantnow.com

 

The coaches will select ten candidates alongside THE CONSTANT NOW's artistic director, Magali Elali. 

Artists of color. We see you, we hear you, and we would like to support more of you within the Belgian art scene. We are THE CONSTANT NOW, a new art space in Antwerp that raises diversity awareness through exhibitions. For young or underrepresented artists of color working in a variety of media and disciplines, we have a new coaching program: POC POC WHO'S THERE?

 

What we present is a set of training sessions with leading art professionals who will share artistic, conceptual and technical insights through online and offline consults, studio visits, talks, and discussions. The coaching will culminate in three public presentations in THE CONSTANT NOW's artspace in Antwerp between May and December 2022. POC POC WHO'S THERE? aims to empower new talents of color and launch them directly into the professional art circuit.

This year’s coaches are:

Helena Kritis, WIELS 

Karen Van Godtsenhoven, UGent,
former MoMu and The Met

Kristof Vande Walle, Museum M

Marie Gomis-Trezise, NATAAL Media, 

Galerie Number 8

Samuel Saelemakers, Kunst in de Stad/Middelheimmuseum

Sofia Dati, Beursschouwburg

 

Artists of color, working or living in Belgium, 

aged 18 and older, can apply and submit their portfolio and cv before 11 February 2022 with the subject POC POC via hello@theconstantnow.com

 

The coaches will select ten candidates alongside THE CONSTANT NOW's artistic director, Magali Elali. 

Artists of color. We see you, we hear you, and we would like to support more of you within the Belgian art scene. We are THE CONSTANT NOW, a new art space in Antwerp that raises diversity awareness through exhibitions. For young or underrepresented artists of color working in a variety of media and disciplines, we have a new coaching program: POC POC WHO'S THERE?

 

What we present is a set of training sessions with leading art professionals who will share artistic, conceptual and technical insights through online and offline consults, studio visits, talks, and discussions. The coaching will culminate in three public presentations in THE CONSTANT NOW's artspace in Antwerp between May and December 2022. POC POC WHO'S THERE? aims to empower new talents of color and launch them directly into the professional art circuit.

BACK

POC POC WHO'S THERE? is a coaching program that links ten upcoming artists of color with leading art professionals in Belgium. The project's goal is to empower new talent by broading their network and skills they need to navigate the art scene. The program consists of private sessions, location visits, workshops and public presentations. Each edition will feature new artists and new coaches. 

The experts of POC POC’s first edition include:  

Helena Kritis (WIELS) 

Karen Van Godtsenhoven (UGhent)

Marie Gomis-Trezise (NATAAL Media, 

Galerie Number 8)

Sofia Dati (Beursschouwburg)

Kristof Vande Walle (Leuven M)

Joachim Naudts (Extra City) 

 

An open call for POC POC's second edition will launch in December 2022. 

THE CONSTANT NOW

POC (People of Color), we see you. We hear you, and we would like to support more of you within the Belgian art scene. As a new art space that raises diversity through exhibitions, THE CONSTANT NOW offers a new coaching program with leading art professionals for young or underrepresented artists of color working in a variety of media and disciplines. 

 

Several coaches will share artistic, conceptual and technical insights throughout the year through online and offline consults, studio visits, talks, and discussions. This process will culminate in three public presentations in THE CONSTANT NOW's artspace in Antwerp. The goal is to empower new talents and launch them directly into the professional art circuit.

This year’s coaches are:

 

Helena Kritis, WIELS 

Karen Van Godtsenhoven, University Ghent

Kristof Vande Walle, Museum M

Marie Gomis-Trezise, NATAAL Media, 

Galerie Number 8

Samuel Saelemakers, Kunst in de Stad/Middelheimmuseum

Sofia Dati, Beursschouwburg

 

Artists of color, working or living in Belgium, aged 18 or older, can apply by submitting their portfolio and cv before February 11, 2022, via  hello@theconstantnow.com

 

The coaches will choose ten candidates, alongside the artistic director of THE CONSTANT NOW, Magali Elali.