De Koer

De Koer is a place in full development, a lively field for many diverse projects and initiatives: screenings, concerts, residencies, collective creative projects, a kitchen and a café.

De Koer is working on a collectively supported redevelopment of the Meibloem hall, a historic site of 2000 square meters in the middle of the Brugse Poort in Ghent. The construction plans are postponed: in this way, it creates time and space to give the place an exploratory form, and an ideal soil to invite residents. The residents go to work with, on, and around the site: from street performances to archaeological excavations, from visual interventions to wondrous falls, from a composition for the building to a revaluation of the house. The imagination of the site is fuelled, the field is open, the game can be played. 

Type of residency

The residency period runs from November to September each year. Residents are expected to be present on the site during the whole period. For each season De Koer launches an open call for six to eight projects/artists. You will find the open call for 2018-2019 here.


Multidisciplinary artistic practice


De Vergunning
Meibloemstraat 86
9000 Ghent

+32 0 468 13 71 85