In a Broedplaats, creators of different disciplines come together. Together they develop new projects and gain new knowledge. So at a Broedplaats, you quickly become part of the community and thus there is a lot of room for interaction between different artists.


OPEN CALL: Research x Broedplaatsen

Deadline: January 25, 2024 | noon

Cross-TIC seeks creators interested in researching and/or creating a cross-media production. Directly to the form (link to Google form)

We cordially invite you to submit a proposal for an RESEARCH x BROEDPLAATS:

In 2024, media arts festival GOGBOT celebrates the power of technology and science. Science is struggling. Technological inventions are used to manage mass society – and in extreme cases to control citizens. A dystopian 1094-like future scenario seems closer than ever. In addition, objective scientific research is regularly reduced to a subjective plaything of politicians. As part of this, GOGBOT in 2024 explores the place of technology and science in the society of the future. In our opinion, there is a special role here for artists, who are eminently capable of breaking taboos and capturing painful topics of conversation through creativity.

Cross-TIC is therefore looking for artists who want to conduct research on topics that touch (sideways) on the connection between society, art, science and technology (obviously in relation to your own interests and work as artists).

There will be an opportunity for questions at the Jan. 11, 2024 information evening.

Cross-TIC seeks project proposals in all art disciplines: film, theater, visual arts, music (and others) from artists and creatives living and/or working in Twente, who want to develop their work and realize a cross-media production. Cross-TIC is looking for proposals that offer a convincing artistic quality, are explicitly cross-media, and centre on research, experimentation and collaboration.

Your research will begin in early February 2024.

  • A description of your concept for this research and how the project relates to Twente Making Places
  • An elaboration of the approach and planning of your research. Also indicate who is contributing to your research and why.
  • A description of the expertise you still lack (technical, artistic, conceptual, etc.)
  • Why you want to conduct this research, what the reason and urgency is for you, and what step you want to take as an artist.
  • A place to bring your plan to fruition and present it;
  • A fee of €39 per hour (ex. VAT);
  • guidance from the profile coordinator for incubators;
  • Participation in a maker day (6 – 8 hours);
  • Up to 2 presentations on your research to partners and stakeholders;
  • external expertise: a budget to call in external expertise (in consultation with the profile coordinator) in your desired field;
  • a new network: as an artist within Cross-TIC, you will become part of a new regional, cross-discipline network of makers and get to know the cultural institutions and partners in Twente;
  • Support in developing your entrepreneurship.

As a maker or maker team in a research project, you get 108 hours to work on your own proposal.

As an example, if you work in a team of 2, you divide the 108 hours between you, for example, 54 hours each.

Submitting your idea
Directly to the form (link to Google form)

Would you like to submit a proposal? Then submit the following in 3 separate PDFs:

  • your research plan
  • your portfolio
  • your CV

This can be done through the Google form above.

Research Plan

In the research plan, you will address:

  • What is your research question?
  • How does this question relate to Twentse Maakplaatsen?
  • Why do you want to conduct this research?
  • What prompted you to do this research and why do you want to do it now?
  • What step(s) do you want to take as a creator?
  • Broadly, how do you want to approach this research in elaboration and planning?
  • What expertise are you missing? (technical, artistic, conceptual, etc.)


After the deadline, all project proposals are discussed by four profile coordinators. The coordinator of the relevant Open Call is ultimately responsible for selecting the project and supervising it. You will receive a response to your proposal no later than 4 weeks after the deadline. The start date of your project will be coordinated with your profile coordinator. The project will start in Febuary of 2024

About Cross-TIC
Cross-TIC is a multi-year project taking place throughout Twente that aims to give artists living and/or working in Twente the opportunity to develop innovative cross-media art projects. The projects can take place at different art institutions and can be short, medium or long. During a trajectory, an artist is encouraged to experiment, conduct research, enter into new collaborations and develop himself further in the business field as well. The outcomes are made visible at cultural institutions (libraries, culture houses, film houses, theaters and museums), at festivals or at the creative incubators in the region. Cross-TIC will take place until at least the end of 2024, and consists of a total of 33 development paths


Cross-TIC was developed by the Twente Culture Region: 14 Twente municipalities working together in the field of culture. In consultation with the cultural field, they developed a vision for culture in the region. Based on that vision, Cross-TIC was set up by Library Almelo & Theater Hof 88, Werkplaats Diepenheim, Oyfo, PLANETART, Schouwburg Hengelo, Theater Sonnevanck, Stichting Oldenzaalse Musea, Tetem and Concordia (penman).

Contact details
Do you have questions about the Open Call? If so, please contact Project Leader.