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Neighbourhood Dialogue Programme. be a patron

Artists for community exchange & development

Together with the non-for profit association Arts Lab Brussels we offer you to be patron for our neighbourhood dialogue programme. Acquire a unique artwork and become a patron. This results in several benefits for you and for the community projects:

  • You will be a patron for all the three community projects and get your place as patron in the communication of the whole programme
  • You will be invited to a lunch meeting with one of the artists from one of the five projects. During the lunch you can find out more about the artist’s work and also about ideas behind the his/her specific project
  • You will get invitations to all five launches/openings
  • You will be invited as VIP to one of the openings for a meeting with the other public and private partners
  • If you are an informal group of people or a legal entity you can get valuable visibility during the projects

You provide valuable support making it possible for these project to be realised. Three projects are started/ planned and they go under the same neighbourhood dialogue programme featuring Kaarina Kaikkonen (FI); The Social Elevator,  Jon Rubin (USA) working title TBC, Patrik Qvist (SE); Everyone an Activist.  These projects offer artistic and creative angles on communication platforms for citizens coming from different horizons and backgrounds.

Artists who have generously participated with works for the charity sales: Dimitrios Oikonomou (GR) John Ligda (US) Aimée Joaristi (CR) Jenni Emilia (FI) Ozlem Buyukarman (TR) David Dusart (BE) Adil Haouata (MA) Patrick Qvist (SE), Mariam Abbas (UAE) and Agnieszka Wogiel (FR) Christophe Demaître (BE) 

Work and self-sacrifice for others enlarge all the best aspects of who I strive to become. While I am thankful for the ability to do this with art, I also volunteer as a data scientist, chef and builder. Providing workshops and projects in Marolles, ifa laboratory sends a clear message to all members of that community that we value and benefit from activities together. This program connects my neighbourhood in California with and the Marolles in Brussels. This is a fantastic opportunity.”  John Ligda, who generously donates a work for the charity sale 

“Empathy is the ability to put yourself into others shoes and to understand. Understanding needs knowledge of our history and different cultural heritages. There are many different ways to live a life than just ours. Our way may not be better than others. One of the hardest things in the world is to determine how people can understand each other better”.


Jenni Emilia, artist, generously donates a work for the charity sale 





We are happy that Dewit Law Office has become patron through acquiring  an artwork, ‘Geometric Landscape’ by artist Dimitrios Oikonomou.



“I am really glad if I can contribute to ifa laboratory’s community work through the sale of my artworks. Art has a great ability to create links between people. Art does not have to be elitist”.  Dimitrios Oikonomou, artist, generously contributes with work for the charity sale

“I am interested in the different perspective of ifa laboratory, I will be there on the 23rd of February. ifa laboratory proposes something different; how art can be a method for companies, neighbourhoods, people. I think and hope that the planned projects will create a dialogue, I am sure they present a valuable opportunity”. Patrick Menache, Macnash, supporter


This sounds great, I would like to be a patron!

Please find listing of works at the charity sale and prices here ! 

Installation view of works by Dimitrios Oikonomou at the charity sale exhibition (23 February – 26 March 2017)