The Artist Commons (a – C) is a membership based group of artists in Brussels.

It is a transdisciplinary artist-managed platform that aims to create a sustainable way to practise and make work by sharing working spaces. Within the a – C structure, artists have the opportunity to hold events, workshops, share their practice, present their work and contribute to the running of the a – C. The a – C has a responsive and malleable structure to meet its members’ needs. It aims to be an alternative to residency and subsidy based systems.

What we can do for you

We’re inviting artists to engage with a multi-disciplinary commons, run by the diverse artists who use it to create a self-sustaining model of inter-disciplinary collaboration. Membership in the Artist Commons is neutral, independent of any particular aesthetic, discipline, or personal identification.

Cunst-link Gallery

  • Brussels, Saint-Gilles
  • 30m2 art gallery
  • curated by the commoners

House VDH

  • Brussels, Bourse
  • 60m2 dance studio, a 60m2 atelier
  • publication tools and a library, and an artist hosting platform

Studio CityGate

  • Brussels, Anderlecht
  • 115m2 dance studio.

Subscription Packages

All packages include access to common spaces, a shared knowledge base, resources and community.

Full Subscription

€75.00 per month

12 hours at VDH studio
12 hours at City Gate studio 
12 hours at VDH conference room
Shared use of cunst-link gallery


Basic Subscription

€38.00 per month

6 hours at VDH studio
6 hours at City Gate studio
6 hours at VDH conference room
Shared use of cunst-link gallery

Desk Subscription

€70.00 per month

24/7 desk space for artists at VDH atelier
(above bonnefooi / 5 desks available)


Free Subscription

€00.00 per month

clean/volunteer in exchange for rehearsal time at studio’s VDH and/or City Gate

(limited availability)

Commercial Subscription

€225.00 per month

This package is for those who want to use our space for Commercial/ Business activities.
This subscription includes:
12 hours at VDH studio
12 hours at Studio City Gate
12 hours at VDH conference room
Shared use of cunst-link gallery

The artists can buy/sell/share/exchange
 space time among themselves within the commons.
1 subscription = 12 hours per space per month
For commoners additional space/costs = 2,50 euro / hour

(calculation based on 12 hours per day. 30 days per month)


General information & membership enquires

+32 488 367 723


Discuss ongoing development prospects set up by members with them before, after or while you make your donation to:

BE56 5230 8064 7188
with the label “donation – YOUR NAME”.


The a – C began in February 2016, representing a new initiative in creating a structure, commonification strategy and economy that mutually benefits the commons and the artists involved.