Urban.Brussels launched a call for projects 2021 with the goal of raising public awareness about contemporary architecture, cultural heritage and urban planning in the Brussels Region.
After the success of the first edition, Rudi Vervoort, Minister-President in charge of Regional Planning and Urban Renewal, and Pascal Smet, Secretary of State in charge of Town Planning and Heritage, announce the launch the the call for projects for raising awareness and interest in contemporary architecture, urban planning, cultural heritage or urban renewal, for 2021.
“The associative sector is an essential partner for public engagement in the development of the Region. The range of initiatives is endless (exhibitions, debates, seminars, local actions, competitions, etc.). Through this call for projects, we wish to stimulate and co-build a new dynamic” says Rudi Vervoort, Minister-President in charge of Regional Planning and Urban Renovation
“Urban planning is a matter that concerns all of us. Heritage is everywhere. Raising awareness and working on the city of tomorrow by protecting the remains of the city of yesterday, is the ambition of this call for projects launched to the various associations. Do you have plans? Do not hesitate to apply. Let’s share our ambition together”.Pascal Smet, Secretary of State in charge of Town Planning and Heritage.
Last year, for the first time, grants to associations were the subject of this call for projects. The objective is to support innovative and impactful projects and to activate new partnerships. The success was clear, since more than 90 associations applied with their projects. 42 of them were selected and subsidised with an amount ranging from 2,000 to 45,000 euros.
A special feature: this call for projects is open to all, without any prerequisites. This explains the diversity of applications. These are some of the examples: the non-profit organization La Meute was granted 30,000 euros for the organization of workshops and for the awareness / promotion of the cité Modèle, the asbl Café Filtré was subsidized to the tune of 30,000 euros for its Open Air Schools program. While 15,000 euros have been allocated to the association Jeunesse et Arts Plastiques, for the organization of conferences on town planning. At the same time, the Digital Architecture laboratory of the Faculty of Architecture La Cambre-Horta of the ULB was able to organize a cycle of workshops “Resilient Craft-Code”, “International Architecture”, “Art and Craft workshop. Les Compagnons de Saint-Laurent were able to restore the head of their giant Rooske thanks to the 2,400 euros support. Another example is the 10,000 € support for the project “Give color to the street” carried by the non-profit organization “La Ruelle” in Saint Josse, aiming at the organization of participatory workshops for the creation of a giant fresco that would embellish the rue Saint- Alphonse. Finally, the non-profit organization “Groot Eiland”, winner of the “social economy prize”, receive € 20,000 to carry out its “LINK” project in Molenbeek.
Given the success of the first edition, the process is renewed this year with the same ambitions. Associations wishing to submit a project have time until February 12, 2021. Projects should focus on raising public awareness and appreciation of the sector (architecture, cultural heritage, urban planning). For 2021, the maximum amount that may be granted has been set at 50,000 euros per project.
More information about the applications can be obtained on Urban.Brussels website.
The application form: https://cloud.urban.brussels/index.php/s/oyHircCPwpiD9Fc