Bert & Yves have a track record. Not only is the couple the founder duo behind Belgian creative agency powerhouse Dift, but over the past decade, they have worked on various hospitality and arts projects, often supporting international artists in their craft.
A Creative Couple With a Track Record
They built a temporary hotel for Kortijk Biennale Interieur in an old nunnery, organized events in Belgium, the Netherlands, Italy (for Milan Design Week) and Latvia to promote emerging creative talent. The organisation won the People of the year Award 2011, no big deal.
Some years back, way before Antagonist was a thing, our predecessor-publication Vegan Good Life featured one of Dift’s notorious projects in the heart of Gent, Belgium.
So, let’s just say we have absolutely zero doubt their newest project is going to be designy and high-quality af.
I Want it, What is it?
So what is Hector?
“A safe space for artists, activists, guest and friends”, says the website. It’s also a beautiful farm in the eery landscape of Lanzarote, with suites complete with kitchenette, en-suite bathrooms, a shared garden with pool, a picking garden and 12.000m2 of farm land.
Bed sheets, towels, toiletry and bi-weekly cleaning is included, so is a weekly dinner. Optional breakfast packages on weekdays as well as a breakfast buffet on the weekend can be booked additionally.
And then there’s the atelier, reserved for the artists in residency.
Artists and Activists in Residency
In 2023, Hektor offers two suites and working space for residencies. Exhibition space can be offered as well.
Hektor is searching for artists and activists for the residency and will open its doors to any art form and type of activism — as long as it endorses the founder’s values: Planet-driven, diverse, progressive and open.
Sounds too good to be true? Head over to the Hektor website to learn more and to hand in your application.
See you on Lanzarote!