Penthouse Art Residency

NH Brussels Bloom and Harlan Levey Projects gallery have cooperated on a new artistic residency programme since 2015. They offer artists, curators, critics, writers and theorists a place to live and work, as well as event and communication support for a period of one month.

Located on the 9th floor of the during the 1970’s and 80’s, the space was a presidential suite hired by celebrity clientele such as Michael Jackson or President Ronald Reagan. Over the years, it has become a less decadent area, which was not available for hire. In 2014, the floor was reopened as an art space, offering local and international talent a unique opportunity to work, live and exhibit. Residents host open studios, artist talks and performances to engage with other guests as well as residents from across the city.

Type of residency

The residency offers:
– a room on the 9th floor of the NH Brussels Bloom in the historical penthouse and free access to breakfast every day of your residency period;
– support in the organisation of the presentation of your practice, particular project or research you are working on during the residency;
– assistance in building up the programme of your residency to make sure you are getting the most of this time for your future practice;
– promotion of your work in social channels of Penthouse Art Residency.

The residency doesn’t cover travel expenses and doesn’t give per diem. However the organisers are happy to assist in application for external funds by providing a letter of support.

The programme is of benefit to both artists living in Brussels and those living in other cities/countries.


Visual arts


Rue Royale 250 Koningstraat
1210 Brussels