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Job offer: creative project manager

BrusselAVenir, a bi-lingual vzw/asbl, is an ambitious experiment, co-created with Brusseleirs and Brussels’ organisations. We make futures fiction, e.g. a radio show of the future, on different topics and in different media formats. 

At the moment we are in the production phase of making audio stories on encounters on the tram in the year 2030 that will be spread via an audio installation on the tram. We are artists in residence at Zinnema, and will dive into one of their black boxes with a crew of young people to make audiovisual stories on relations in Brussels in 2035. In a few months we’ll start another futures story with young people, the format should still be decided. 

We are looking for a creative project manager that can help us to make the magic happen. We are a small team, so the tasks are basically doing a bit of everything:

  • designing and rolling out socio-artistic methods and workshops
  • research on futures, co-creation of futures stories
  • day to day running of the organization
  • follow-up on budgets, admin, HR
  • fundraising
  • communication and community outreach 
  • establishing and managing partner relationships

A rough sketch of the profile we are looking for:

  • minimum 3 years of relevant work experience
  • a structured and practical brain and a doer mentality 
  • love for Brussels and care about the hyperdiverse, pluricultural, omnipotent state of our city
  • familiar with communication and graphic tools (social media and adobe programs)
  • independent worker with team spirit and positive attitude
  • good communication skills, bilingual or French speaking, with a good knowledge of English
  • interest in futures, sociology, urban studies, design or arts 
  • experience with (audiovisual) story production is a plus

What we offer:

  • a part-time job (3,5 days a week) 
  • six months contract from February 2023, with the possibility to prolong
  • compensation according to barema
  • a creative, challenging environment

Up for the adventure? Tell us who you are and why you would fit the job before 10th of November 2022


Call for futures travellers

BrusselAVenir makes futures stories with and for the people of Brussels. We have made a radio show of the future in which we discussed in the year 2030 how Brussels has become climate proof, we’ve made audio stories on encounters on the tram in the year 2030 to explore how we will live together (they will be spread via an audio installation on the tram in 2023), we have made tracks of the futures talking about being young in Brussels in 2035 (soon to be launched), and we are now busy making a futures movie on how young people will bond in 2035. 

For our next futures story we will further explore relations of young people in Brussels in 2035 and together, we will put our ideas in an audiovisual format. What this will be and how it will look like, we will decide during our journey together. 

The process is carried out in 2 phases:

Phase 1: Worldbuilding Weekend – 15th-16th October, Zinnema
For two days we will dive into the futures. We’ll talk about what futures thinking is about, learn how to ‘use the future’ and see how we can act upon it. We’ll create material to build the world for our futures story. 

Phase 2: Creation Week – February, Zinnema
For 7 days we’ll go into one of Zinnema’s black box theater rooms and bring the futures world we imagined to life. At the end of the week we’ll have a rough cut of our audiovisual experiment.

As usual, it will be an adventure. A deep-dive into futures thinking and the world of audio-visual storytelling. We’ll learn about the changes in the world and how to deal with it. We’ll get and introduction on filming, recording sound, using lights, acting, making costumes and building scenography and then… just do it.

Who can apply:

  • Brusselèirs (living/going to school/working in Brussels) 
  • between 18 and 30 years old
  • with an interest in the future and video/film/audio-visual arts 
  • who are available 15th-16th October 2022 and preferable also for 7 days in February 2023 (dates in February to be determined during the phase 1)

Apply and send us why you want to join here.

Deadline for applications: 9 October 2022

(Participation fee: 15 euro, to be paid after the selection is confirmed)

This activity takes place in the framework of the project Future is Now and is supported by Erasmus+

Future Music Atelier


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A track of, from, and about the future that we can sing along with until and beyond 2035.

2035 is the time when the babies of today will be the youngsters. These babies grow up in times of pandemic, dominant presence of social media, and tons of uncertainties and insecurities brought up by technology.
How will this generation relate to their family, friends, and society? How will they bond and how will they love? We will explore these questions through music and together make a song with the sound of the future of Brussels.

During the 2nd week of the Easter holidays, we organized a 4-days futures music atelier with young people from all around Brussels (+13 years old), together with futurists and musicians.

Along with the questions around relationships and technology, we questioned the role of music, sounds, and genres in 2035 in Brussels. During the 4 days, different experts accompanied us physically in the process of creating this music and we had several Zoom calls with local Brussels artists to ask question son the musical industry and its future. 

From now on, we will meet every Wednesday from April 27th until May 25th to compose and record this music. Let’s meet in the recording studio of Jeugdhuis De Branding.

You can always join us if you are interested in the project, the atelier is open to everyone! Do not hesitate to register on the Google Forms, or to contact us : 0486 68 40 14 / 0485 44 72 21.

Informations :

Dates :

Wednesday, April 27: 3pm – 9pm

Wednesday, May 4: 3pm – 9pm

Wednesday, May 11: 3pm – 9pm

Wednesday, May 18: 3pm – 9pm

Wednesday, May 25: 3pm – 9pm

Location : Jeugdhuis De Branding · Pl. Cardinal Mercier 28, 1090 Jette, Belgium

Free workshop

Grand Finale: the track will be launched on different platforms.


20:30 Bruxsels Talks

A talk show of the future

‘20:30 Bruxsels Talks: A Talk Show of the Future’, is a scripted radio show set in the year 2030. In a live performance on 23 January 2020, Brusseleirs were transported to a future where Brussels has made an inclusive and sustainable transition that takes care of its diverse population on both an ecological and social level. This future fiction piece is a twofold attempt to make the vastness and complexity of an eco-social future understandable and relatable through storytelling, while also demonstrating the role of media, such as radio, in the process of sustainable transition.  Over the past six months BrusselAVenir gathered content for the show through several ‘LabAVenirs’ participatory workshops, specialist interviews, and collective imagining of Brussels in the year 2030. 

In this fun and entertaining show you will hear people from the future sharing about their lives, hopes and fears. There will be reminiscent throwbacks of the past (that is today) through sound archives; contemporary breaking news; live music; and interviews with influential members of 2030’s society, all with the aim to trigger action to make this plausible future a reality! 

?Listen to the podcast here

In association with BNA-BBOT, Beursschouwburg and BX1+
Thanks to Bruzz, Radio Moskou, Radio Panik and Radio Campus for the diffusion afterwards.

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