Work In Progress Cooperative

WIPCOOP – Work in Progress Cooperative – gives artists and new performing arts creations an additional boost in their development, until they are ready to conquer the stages. This is achieved within a broad and very motivated network, including small and large cultural organisations, and unknown and established artists. Together we mix and match the right support for upcoming artists that are creating new work. WIPCOOP is an enrichment of your network. For artists ánd for organizations.

WE WORK, WE MEET, WE TALK, WE PROGRESS

Above all, WIPCOOP organizes the annual Work In Progress days. These take place between October and December, in Antwerp, Brussels, Ghent and Mechelen. Each of about 20 performing artists have half an hour to show a new creation to a public of professionals and curious spectators. After each presentation, approximately 10 producers, playwrights and programme directors enter into an hour long conversation, with each of the creators. Together they will take a look at concrete paths, contacts or customized support, for each of the artists and creations.

#WORKINPROGRESS: Visibility, professional feedback on Work In Progress, including tips for support.

But WIPCOOP is an all year round development course in dialogue with a community of listeners: The public, other artists, programme directors, playwrights etc. Besides the Work in Progress, we also provide impulses in cooperation with other specific organizations:

  • #TALKS: Interesting conversations about your work, with playwrights, coaches, directors and others.
  • #SESSIONS: For an in-between moment, where you are able to show a next phase of your work.
  • #PLAYS: For sharing a finished show.
  • #PROSPECTION: Showcases for programme directors.
  • #RESIDENCIES: space to develop / research your work in collaboration with other organizations

In short, WIPCOOP = making room for new voices, stories, forms and languages in the arts

MAP links its own long-term experience to that of its partners. In each city, we bring together a whole range of organizations, who bundle their strengths in WIPCOOP. As a network, our starting point is the artistic individuality of each of the creators, and we look for the right support, such as rehearsal space, coaching, a good conversation, production support and/or programming … WIPCOOP stands for dialogue, exchange and cooperation. 

What’s in a WIPCOOP year

MAP follows up on the further development and cooperation with other partner organizations. We continuously give the work new impulses, by way of presentations, prospecting days, experts and artists-in-residence, … Our annual planning >>

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Interested?

Are you an artist searching for possibilities to develop new work and would you like to be more connected with organizations from the arts sector? | Would your organization like to be part of WIPCOOP? | Or would you like to know more about the many possibilities? >> Then send an EMAIL to: tine@mestizoartsplatform.be or mulanga@mestizoartsplatform.be

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Mestizo Arts Platform welcomes you for another WIPCOOP edition! Stay in touch with the artistic developments in our cities and discover a new series of WORK IN PROGRESS from October to December. See finished performances, PLAYS by Yousra Dahry, Lucas Katangila, Jenny Onya Umbukenyi, Benno Steinegger & Jovial Mbenga, Anna Borodikhina and Briana Ashley Stuart.
Find out what new steps Sandra Delgadillo & Nina Plantefève – Castryck are taking in the development of their work at SESSIONS. Consult the calendar for the full list of PLAYS & SESSIONS & Showcases in theatre Le Rideau, Kaaistudio’s, Rataplan, KVS, Kaaistudio’s, Arenberg, Campo Victoria, NTGent Minnemeers, ‘Bij De Vieze Gasten, STUK … Click HERE for the calendar.

Be surprised by new dance, theatre and multidisciplinary works!

> Work In Progress BRUSSELS KVS < 26 & 27.10 with Désirée Cerocien, Eli Mathieu-Bustos, Lorena Spindler, Alex Masgutov, Naïm Belhaloumi en Emiliano Cedillo

> Work In Progress ANTWERP Arenberg < 08 & 09.11 with Ivan Farinha & Carlos Dias, Louai Hashem, Saif Salloomi & Mustafa Aldoujaily, Paula Kopczyk, Bassim Akasha & Nasser Mardnly, Alex Deijmann, Timur Magomedhadzhiev & Jesús Ubera Biedma

> Work In Progress GHENT NTGent Minnemeers < 08.12 with Bilge Arkac, Nadia Alhassanat & Anne Kuit.

Note: The work in progress in Leuven will follow in spring 2023.

WIPCOOP = Work In Progress Cooperative, a cooperation coördinated by Mestizo Arts Platform with numerous partner organisations and artists in Antwerp, Brussels, Mechelen and Ghent. Together we form a committed network of small and large cultural institutions, unknown and established artists and many people active in the arts sector. Each of us contributes our expertise and strength to the network. Together we combine the right support for emerging artists who create new work.

WIPCOOP = A year-long development path where artists, from Work In Progress (#WORKINPROGRESS) to showcases (#SESSIONS) and finished performances (#PLAYS), straightforwardly seek dialogue with a community of listeners: the public, other artists, programmers, dramaturges, …

In short, WIPCOOP = making room for new voices, stories, forms and languages in the arts.
JOIN THE RIDE !

W I P C O O P 2022 =

MESTIZO ARTS PLATFORM +

ARENBERG, KVS, KUNSTZ, CAMPO, KAAITHEATER, TONEELHUIS, RATAPLAN, MARTHA!TENTATIEF, STUK, DE CENTRALE, DETHEATERMAKER, MADAM FORTUNA, NTGENT, KOPERGIETERY, FAMEUS, LARF! KAZEMATTEN, PLATFORM 0090, DESINGEL, HETPALEIS, WPZIMMER, ARSENAAL, CULTUURCENTRUM & RADAR MECHELEN, FABULEUS, OC NOVA, BEHUMAN, PIANOFABRIEK/CITYLAB, VICTORIA DELUXE, SPREEKUUR (PODIUMKUNSTEN), HET THEATERFESTIVAL, GLOBE AROMA, EASTMAN, LEZARTS URBAINS, WORKSPACEBRUSSELS, TRANSFO COLLECT, VOORUIT, BIJ DE VIEZE GASTEN, ZINNEMA, MOUSSEM, DANSPUNT, THASSOS, SOCHA, KC NONA, DE MAAN, ZOMER VAN ANTWERPEN, WALPURGIS, RAS EL HANOUT, ULTIMA VEZ, BRONKS, CC JACQUES FRANCK, IMPULSION DANCE, MONTY, DE STUDIO, STORM OP KOMST, VINCENT COMPANY, LE BAMP, GET DOWN AGENCY, CORSO, DE KOER / With the support of the Flemish Community

Work In Progress artists 2022

Désirée Cerocien, Eli Mathieu-Bustos, Lorena Spindler, Alex Masgutov, Naïm Belhaloumi en Emiliano Cedillo, Ivan Emanuel Rodrigues Farinha, Louai Hashem, Paula Kopczyk, Bassim Akasha & Nasser Mardnly, Alex Deijmann, Timur Magomedhadzhiev & Jesus Biedma, Anne Kuit, Nadia El Hassanat en Bilge Arkaç.

ARTISTS WHO PARTICIPATED IN WIPCOOP:

WORK IN PROGRESS 2009: Mokhallad Rasem, Enkidu Khaled, Leonardo Camarcio / WORK IN PROGRESS 2010: Mauricio Ramírez, Sarah Dillen, Mostafa Benkerroum, Samir Bakhat, Said Ouadrassi, Paula Opazo Osorio, Ikram Aoulad, Junior Mthombeni, Jojo Ngamou / WORK IN PROGRESS 2011: Marc De Pablo, Marina Rebezova, Yves Ruth & Ismael Ait Hamou (LGU), Dahlia Pessemiers / WORK IN PROGRESS 2012: Zukisa Nante, Mauricio Ramírez, Nyira Hens, Sarah Eisa, Betty Mansion, Ismael Ait Hamou, Medea Yarsan, Paula Opazo Osorio, Paolo Pecci Boriani, Carolina Belmar, Pierre Noël Bright, Xuan Nguyen / WORK IN PROGRESS 2013: NoMoBS (Salah Ibnou Kacemi, Saïd Boumazoughe, Mike De Ridder & Yahya Affane), Aboudar Abbas, Urban Woorden, Jovial Mbenga, Yves-Marina Gnahoua, Kollektief Perspektief (Luca Kortekaas, Simon den Haerynck, Sandra Delgadillo-Porcel, Kevin Welslau, Hans De Ley), Aicha Cissé & Aminata Demba, Sachli Gholamalizad, Cie Livin Proof (Karim Kalonji & Sam De Waele) / WORK IN PROGRESS 2014: Luca Kortekaas, ARType (Carmien Michels, Max Greyson, Jolien Deley, Tim Coenen & Wide Vercnocke), Mohamed Ziani, Zukisa Nante, Idy Mbengue, Valentina Nigro, Yulma Serrano, Chaib Idrissi / WORK IN PROGRESS 2015: Aminata Demba & Kaltoum Boufangacha, Joffrey Jay Anane & Sara Sacha Golijanin, Raquel Gualtero, Maryam Kamal Hedayat & Judith Clijsters, Osei Bantu, Giovanni Baudonck, Julien Carlier, Ali Wauters, Arbi El Ayachi / WORK IN PROGRESS 2016: Liz Carrazco & Alex Cordova, Manu Moreau & Karel Michiels, Paola Madrid & Citlalli Avalos, Fleur Khani, Mathieu Charles, Aicha Cissé, Migrating Dialogues (Rona Kennedy, Helena Elshout & Fabián Espinosa-Díaz), Paulo Guerreiro, Gilles Torfs, Enrica Camporesi & Elena Mazzi, Lola Bogaert & Fanny Brouyaux, Yassin Mrabtifi, Pitcho Womba Konga, Tierema Koama / WIPCOOP 2017: Citlalli Avalos, Enrique Noviello, Jaouad Alloul, Idy Mbengue, Joffrey Jay Anane, Ahil Ratnamohan, Charlotte Goesaert, David Ramos Joao, Ehsan Rahimi Tembi, Collectief Bixas, Ehsan Hemat, cie We don’t know yet (Oscar Cassamajor & Loucka Fiagan), Nathalie Rozanes, Les Mybalés (Nathalie & Doris Bokongo), Ademilola Oduwole, Kapow! (Deogracias Kihalu, Matthias Hoogewys & Tomas Vanderplaetse), Roland Gunst, Tim Stevens, Luanda Casella / WIPCOOP 2018: Duraid Abbas Ghaieb, Adel Saady, Carolina Maciel de França, Moving Ground & Seizoensklanken, Hassan Khayoon, Britt Ryckebosch, Aminata Demba, Mano Amaro, Hussein Mahdi, Female Takeover, Ilyas Mettioui & Zoé Janssens, Adnane Lamarti, Nadine Baboy, Sihame Haddioui, Saida Manai, Aboudar Abbas, Carolina Van Eps, Sooraj Ubramaniam, Emin Mektepli, Karim Kalonji / WIPCOOP 2019: Daisy Wouters, Bruno Agbozo, Alex Akuete, Luke  Jessop, Younes Van den Broeck, Khalid Koujili El Yakoubi, Zukisa Nante, Mike De Ridder, Yipoon Chiem, Benno Steinegger & Jovial Mbenga, Awoulath Alougbin, Milo Slayers, Oumar Diallo & Djimi Kahunda Kikonda, Ali Can Unal, Bruce Blanchard, Michel Kiyombo, Ivan Gordillo, Helena Elshout / WIPCOOP 2020: Nina Muñoz, cie Barhal, Mouss Sarr, Jihan Imago, Lila Magnin, Andrea Gallo Rosso, Salim Haouach, Mohanad Mukhtar Mohsen, Roxette Chikua, Paula Kopczyk, Echelon, Manu Moreau, Junior Akwety, Prince K. Appiah, Hüseyin Umaysiz, Gloria Boateng & Jade Wheeler, Rabina Miha, Ciğdem y Mirol, Tister Ikomo, Vianney Adriaens, Lorena Pires collectief, Anke Somers & Melissa Diarra / WIPCOOP 2021 Lucas Katangila, Roxane Hardy, Inès El Bakari & Jad Zeitouni, Jenny Onya Ambukiyenyi, Yousra Dahry, Briana Ashley Stuart, Nitish Bhardwaj, Ayham Qomoq, Somalia Williamson, Nina Plantefève-Castryck, Nerkiz Sahin, Nela Deleu, Frank Van Neerboom en Rachid Laachir

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