Associations and cultural Proposals
Deadline for bids:
25 January 2019

The Iris Festival celebrates the Brussels-Capital Region, which celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2019.

The weekend of 4 and 5 May 2019, this great event - which is free of charge- will invite everyone in Brussels, locals and visitors alike, to celebrate the region's anniversary. I a warm and homely atmosphere, Brussels residents can come together and enjoy both popular and artistic entertainment at the celebrations on Sunday May 5th. This is also an ideal opportunity to discover the large spectrum of activities that Brussels has to offer. The government of the Brussels-Capital Region therefore wishes to provide a showcase to all the actors of Brussels' cultural, artistic and associative life.

2019 is also the jubilee of the first tram in Belgium, that began its inaugural ride 150 years ago on the 1st of May, and trams have been on track ever since. Many activities will be organized from May 1st to 4th to commemorate these 150 years of tram service. These activities are destined to highlight the Brussels region and its mobility, and there will be lots of surprises on the agenda.

This call for projects concerns the association and cultural aspect of “Party in the Park” and is intended for Brussels’ associations and cultural organisations. This event will take place on Sunday May 5th, from 12:00 to 18:00.

All themes are welcome (sport, culture, associations, heritage, history, etc.).
The projects, associations or cultural actors bidding must offer the Iris Festival public a free, interactive and/or fun activity that is linked to their field. No handing out of flyers will be accepted.

Your participation in The Iris Festival is free and not remunerated.

A 9m² space and a furniture kit is provided for you, free of charge*.
* Your participation is subject to the signing of an agreement to respect the equipment that is put at your disposal by the organisers. Use of the equipment does not entail any cost for you, except in cases of breakage, loss or damage.
This kit includes:
Requests for extra equipment can be made, but these requests will be analysed according to their pertinence in relation to the activities offered, as well as in relation to the general availability of the equipment.

Bids are expected to be submitted before 25 January 2019.
Please fill in the following form in as much detail as possible, providing as much information as you can.
The successful applications will be informed of their selection by 15 February 2019 at the latest.

Sending your application in reply to this call for proposals does not guarantee your participation in the event. The Iris Festival scheduling team will choose the most original, pertinent, attractive and interactive projects, and will try to schedule as many different themes and cultural participants as possible.