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La Monnaie I De Munt

La Monnaie I De Munt

Creating opera in and for the 21st century

Working through the lens of contemporary and future challenges

17 - 21 June 2024

La Monnaie I De Munt

As La Monnaie has taken at heart to bringing new narratives and anchoring opera in the 21st century challenges over the past years, the institution also wants to share its knowledge and experience to future generation of artists to make them change makers.


The participants will be able to work around the following questions:


1 / Social responsibility

2 / Environmental sustainability

3 / Financial sustainability

4 / Audience engagement


A short team assignment will be proposed to the artists (more information about that project will be send out to the selected participants in May) and time will be dedicated to preparing that small project/presentation.

A facilitator will be present during all of the workshop in order to be the main point of contact of the artists and speakers, to help with having an inclusive, objective and diverse dialogue around the topics that will be tackled.

The workshop will be mentored by Ayoko Mensah. Ayoko Mensah is an artistic curator and a cultural expert. Since 2024, she has been working as a curator at the House of European History in Brussels. Previously, she worked for seven years as an institutional advisor and artistic programmer at the Centre for Fine Arts (BOZAR) in Brussels where she was in charge of the Afropolitan Programme.


 Practical informations

Place: Théâtre royal de la Monnaie / Rue Leopold 23 – 1000 Bruxelles

Dates: June 17th - June 21st, 2024

Arrival time: June 17th before 15.00

Departure time: June 21st after 18.00



 Application process

- the artist must be connected to one of the 12 enoa member institutions

- the artist must contact their sending institution, which decides if they recommend their application

- if recommended, the artist must send their application to their sending institution contact

- the network assumes the responsibility for the training fees, the costs of accommodation and travel

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to their personal situation.

The enoa network is actively seeking to support artists currently under-represented in the opera world for historical, cultural or social reasons.

More information on enoa’s commitments




For this workshop, there are 12 positions for enoa members (incl. maximum 4 from TRM) & 2 positions for former immersive residents of the program.


 Artistic requirements

To apply, please send:

- CV in English or French

- Motivation letter highlighting the specific expectations from this workshop

NB : the motivation letter will be as important as the CV in selecting participants. If you have any specific issue preventing you from writing one, please let us know.


Programme to prepare:

Bio in English of less than 200 words


Applicants should have:

- Strong will to learn about the discussed topics

- Ability to work as a team (especially for the final assignment)

- Knowledge of some of the aspects is desirable but not required






Costume designer
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Lighting designer
Set designer
Stage director