iMAL is a space of encounter between the creator and society. A space for participation and dialogue with the aim of stimulating the exchange of knowledge, creativity and critical reflection.
Our action plan for the coming years encompasses exhibition, education, research and production, as well as public engagement activities, focusing on new forms of artistic creation that emerge from the critical and creative use of technology.
We conceive interdisciplinary creative practice as an open process that generates knowledge and shall put its efforts to promote, support and produce individual and collective research and production projects. This is why we are launching iMAL’s Projects Office (hereinafter iPO), as a source of opportunities and support for creation and professionalization of the artistic scene in Belgium. Through two open calls per year, rotating leading local experts together with iMAL’s team will conform a jury that will select the projects, based on a transparent and inclusive procedure and paying special attention to diversity.
iPO is also a tangible instrument for iMAL to open up to its closest community and with which it can provide effective support starting locally to later act globally, by also serving as a platform for dissemination through cross collaborations and partnerships with some key European and international actors and consortia in a pluriannual basis. iPO pursues the integration of the local artistic and scientific community, in an effort to stimulate and disseminate abroad the scene of Belgium, by incorporating it into broader professional circuits.