Bijloke Summer Academy 2021
10 day residency between August and December 2021

Do you have an artistic idea within the field of contemporary music theatre and/or transmedial performance?

Are you looking for a great opportunity to develop this idea under the best possible conditions? Bijloke Summer Academy – Music Theatre offers residencies to young artists in an inspiring atmosphere. 


Who we are

Bijloke Summer Academy – Music Theatre

is an initiative by five partners, all physically located at the Bijlokesite in Ghent.
The partnership includes


LOD music theatre (production house),
Music Centre De Bijloke (venue),
SPECTRA (contemporary music ensemble)
International Opera Academy
& KASK Royal Conservatory Ghent (school of arts)

All partners are involved in the international fields of contemporary music theatre and transmedial performance. Our ways of working within the scene are different yet highly complementary as organisational forces of Bijloke Summer Academy – Music Theatre.



What we offer

Bijloke Summer Academy - Music Theatre provides coaching by highly renowned artists/dramaturges, a professional new music ensemble, two lectures/masterclasses and technical and logistic support of a well-equipped production house and music venue.


All participants are offered a residency of 10 days in Ghent between August and December 2021 and a rehearsal space in one of the performance halls at the Bijloke site. According to your needs, we will work out a planning of 10 consecutive residency days or several days over the course of a few weeks / months. 



Apply now

Fill in the application form below before 12 April 2021

The provided information should include a motivation for participation,
a project description or artistic research proposal (video pitch), and a biography of all applicants. You will also have the opportunity to specify or select your practical (travels, accommodation…) as well as artistic expectations (coaches, types of technical and artistic support…).


Bijloke Summer Academy takes place in Ghent, Belgium between August and December 2021. We will work out a planning according to your needs.
The organisations provide accommodation, catering and reimbursement of travel costs.

If you have any questions, please contact