Gluon is an organisation that realizes projects on the crossing borders of visual art, research and industry. For the realisation of its programme Gluon is supported by an extensive network of national and international research institutes, museums, public authorities, businesses and artists. Five partners are currently involved in its operation ab initio: the Research Institute iMinds, Erasmus Hogeschool Brussel, iMAL, BOZAR and ZEBRASTRAAT.

Since its inception, GLUON, a Brussels-based non-profit organization has raised awareness of global challenges.

A flourishing society builds on balanced interaction between humans, both their technological achievements and the natural environment upon which we depend.

Interactions between experts from different disciplines & industries and artists are vital in a common search for solutions to the often dangerous challenges that affect this vital feedback system.

To this end, GLUON will develop a platform that maximizes collaborations, confrontations and collisions between artists, researchers, industrialists, young people and active citizens.

GLUON aims to connect artists with researchers in universities, national and international research institutions and companies, at the same time as supporting residencies for scientists in artists’ studios.

These interactions can lead to artistic and philosophical outcomes or innovative ideas, services and products in non-artistic sectors such as education, health care, ecology, cultural diplomacy and community building.

GLUON seeks to form alliances with a growing number of partners such as cultural institutions & public museums, universities, research institutes, colleges, companies and secondary schools.

The results of residences showcase and reinforce GLUON’s policy through an educational STEAM (Science Technology Engineering Arts Mathematics) program for young people in Brussels and abroad.