Experience day to day life in a unique non-profit art museum and sculpture garden surrounded by nature outside Antwerp, Belgium



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  • Description


    Our foundation is a non profit organisation, a unique private contemporary art museum, with a collection focused on bio-art, kinetic installations, collages and assemblages, located in a green scenery around 25 km from Antwerp. With 12 hectares (29.7 acres) of scenic area and 20,000 m² (4,9 acres) of covered space, our place is one of the largest private initiatives for contemporary art throughout Europe! Here culture, nature and ecology go hand in hand - we have a huge sculpture park on site, including a pond and beehives, as well as a greenhouse full of artworks, where you can also meet chickens, ducks, kingfishers, and even Australian kukaburas!

  • Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Projets artistiques
    Aide avec des éco-projets
    Bricolage et projets de construction
    Cuisine/repas pour la famille
    Aide à la maison
    Entretien général
    Aide informatique / avec Internet

  • Objectifs de développement durable de l’ONU que cet hôte essaie d'atteindre

    Objectifs de développement durable de l’ONU que cet hôte essaie d'atteindre

    Objectifs de l’ONU
    Pas de pauvreté
    Faim «zéro»
    Bonne santé et bien-être
    Éducation de qualité
    Égalité entre les sexes
    Eau propre et assainissement
    Énergie propre et d'un coût abordable
    Travail décent et croissance économique
    Industrie, innovation et infrastructure
    Inégalités réduites
    Villes et communautés durables
    Consommation et production responsables
    Mesures relatives à la lutte contre les changements climatiques
    Vie aquatique
    Vie terrestre
    Paix, justice et institutions efficaces
    Partenariats pour la réalisation des objectifs
  • Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    Our museum is open to everyone: you will meet artists, curators, art lovers, helpers and volunteers from all around the world! We work together, have breakfast, lunch and dinner together and share our stories and experiences. When you visit us, you get a unique opportunity to take part in developing a place for art and nature. Come here and help us make our amazing projects come true!

  • Aide


    There is a lot going on in the museum so we always appreciate a helpful hand! The foundation resembles a living organism: it is in motion, untidy and changes from one day to the next so the tasks may vary throughout the year.

    Due to the dynamics an peculiarities of our project we encourage long term stays, and ask for a minimum stay of three weeks.

    We need someone to help us with the daily tasks, like watering plants, washing the dishes, general cleaning, gardening, sometimes painting.

    People with building experience are always welcomed. Especially before the new exhibitions openings in April and October, there is a lot of work to do: carpentry, renovation works, painting, reorganizing the exhibition space, etc.

    Mind that coming to help at our museum as volunteer is very different from applying for a residency, practices in an art gallery or following a stage experience.

  • Langues parlées

    Anglais: Courant
    Français: Courant
    Hollandais: Courant

  • Hébergement


    We have double and shared rooms here. If it is possible, we are always trying to give everyone a private room, but please keep in mind that it may not be available always, and that you may get a bed in a shared room as well. Those basic standard rooms are located inside specially converted containers, where also artists from all around the world stay for the residences. Every container has a heater inside.

    Basic shower and toilets are available inside the museum. Internet connection is available both in the cafeteria and in the rooms.

    We provide meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner) and drinks. Vegetarians are always welcomed and we try to fulfill their culinary requirements, but please keep in mind that we usually cook and eat meat.

    Apart from two stoves in the cafeteria, there is no heating in the museum, so during the winter it may get really cold inside. If you are interested in visiting us at that time, please remember to take warm clothes and shoes. A torch is also useful here as at night it is pretty dark around the area.

    Please be aware that there are various, unusual artworks at the museum so you will be exposed to seeing taxidermy and installations containing living organisms such as fishes, among others.

    We are a small team, and we treat every person coming here to help as a member of our foundation’s family. We expect everyone to help us with daily tasks, which none of us consider as work: preparing common dinners, cleaning dishes and glasses after meals, keeping our toilets and the shower cabin clean, taking out the trash from container’s site, tidying up your room before leaving, etc.

  • Autres infos...

    Autres infos...

    Our museum is located around 25km from Antwerp, which is known for its diamond district, beautiful old city, great ZOO near the magnificent train station, flea markets and interesting museums including the Rubens House, among many others. Ghent is situated 38km from the foundation, and it also has a lot to offer, as it is a city with a rich history and culture, full of splendid architecture and monuments. The nearest town is Sint-Niklaas (11km from the museum), and from there you can easily get to many Belgian or Dutch cities by train. Whenever possible, we will try to arrange your travel and make it easier for you to discover more of what Belgium has to offer!

  • Informations complémentaires

    Informations complémentaires

    • Accès Internet

    • Accès Internet limité

      Accès Internet limité

    • Nous avons des animaux

    • Nous sommes fumeurs

    • Familles bienvenues

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    Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Plus de 2

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    Nombre d'heures attendues

    25 hours per week

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