SALOON Brussels reunites women working in the arts of the Belgian capital as well as in other cities in the country. SALOON Brussels aims at bringing together professionals from both the Flemish and Francophone communities, who are too often working separately, along with international profiles that choose Brussels as their base. Through a programme of monthly meetings and events, SALOON Brussels members are offered the opportunity to discover each other's work, to access a pool of skills and resources, to engage and expand their knowledge of both the local and international scene and to meet in a friendly setting. Creating opportunities to collaborate, facilitate meetings that sparks inspiration, offering the ground for exchange and access to knowledge are the core objectives of SALOON Brussels, that aims at affirming itself as the reference network for women in the arts in Belgium.
With a background in artistic direction, Juliette Bibasse (she/her) has a taste for simple and stripped down aesthetics. Since 2009, she has been applying her skills to the digital art scene, creating connections and opportunities between artists, festivals and cultural actors. After ten years as an artist’s producer, collaborating on a wide range of projects with many international artists, she became an independent curator and the artistic director of Studio Joanie Lemercier. In 2019 & 2020, she was the international curator for STRP festival in Eindhoven. Since 2020 she is curating a light parcours for the city of Leuven in Belgium, taking place in various heritage venues. In 2023-2024 she is guest curator for LLUM, Barcelona light festival. Based in Belgium since 2013, she has been an active member of The Federation Wallonia-Brussels’ digital arts scene and is currently vice president of the digital art funding commission. In 2019 she co-founded SALOON Brussels, an international network for women working in the art scenes. She is a member of the French network for hybrid arts and digital cultures HACNUM.
With one foot in producing performative arts and one in European cultural policy, Camilla Colombo (she/her) worked in Italy, UK, Chile and Belgium. Always interested in hybridization and crossing of disciplines, Camilla worked for art organisations of all sizes focusing on multidisciplinary and multimedia theatre productions and project management. She has worked with international directors such as Andrée Ruth Shammah, Robert Wilson and Ramin Gray. Since 2016 she is based in Brussels where she is working in cultural policy and advocacy for the arts, and where, with a group of engineers, she co-founded Ohme, a collective curating and producing educational and artistic content at the nexus between arts and sciences. She is also co-founder of culture Solutions, an independent non-for-profit, bottom-up social innovation group contributing to the excellence of EU international cultural relations policies.
Please visit www.saloon-brussels.be to access the member's list.