The ABC of Subbacultcha: A collective encyclopedia of 2021-2022


The Subbacultcha community sharing the stories behind their most treasured images of last year.

The still Air before a storm.

The Best day of your life.

Your Cat curled up on your chest, rising and falling with each breath.

Dancing alone in your room in the middle of the night.

Your favourite person’s Eyes.

The First warm day after a long winter.

A time long Gone, to which you can never return.

How do you define the everyday, the extraordinary, and everything in between?


The open call is running from 14 March until 10 April midnight.

In collaboration with S.M.A.K. & zwartopwit

Have your image and story hanging in S.M.A.K. and be featured in a publication!

For the ABC of Subbacultcha, we are inviting all Subbacultcha members to share the stories behind their most treasured visual definitions of last year.

Not a member yet? Join us now and show us a glimpse of your world.

The presentation of The ABC of Subbacultcha is running from 05 May until 02 June at S.M.A.K., Jan Hoetplein 1, 9000 Gent.

We need:

  • An image of a work of any medium (photo, text, graphic illustration, painting, sculpture, video stills), taken in the last 12 months, (300 dpi, size A3 or bigger is ideal, but let’s say as big as possible :), landscape, square or portrait format, please note we’re taking a 3 mm bleed)
  • An image of yourself for online use
  • A title for your image. What concept will your work define for our encyclopedia? Get creative!
  • A description of your image, max 50 words
  • A short bio of yourself
  • Your name, email, Instagram/website


€27 for 3 months

Automatically renews for €9 per month

Show all plans

Easy access

As a Subbacultcha member, you dive into a world of great events and hangouts, online and offline content curated by our community and all-around good times.

A selection of performances, music, theatre, cinema and more, at the following venues:

Our members are fans and we keep it that way.

  • 7/7 Support in English or Dutch
  • Online Help Center
  • Cancel anytime

Review Tom EN Subbacultcha has always been my source for discovering young artists and collectives who bring alternative culture in Belgium to life and one of the first media to give us visibility. Tom Brus - founder & artistic director C12 & Deep in House Review Lauren EN Subbacultcha allows us to make great encounters by having access to varied cultural events all over Belgium, which enriches us in art and/or music. Lauren Lizinde - volunteer and member Review Sacha EN For 99€ per year, some would say Netflix & Chill, I would recommend Subba & Discover. Sacha Vernaeve - photographer and member Review Jennifer EN I was able to have access to different visions, a world of experimental artistic exchanges, between members but also between artists. Jennifer Izere - volunteer and member Review David EN Subbacultcha always had my back. They gave me so many opportunities to perform and express myself. David Numwami - artist

Subbacultcha is a platform where emerging artists and true fans connect, a place where left field talent is exposed and young people are inspired.

We make it possible to discover new artists, as well as provide up and coming talent with a larger fanbase at the start of their career. We believe we can make a difference. By setting up shows, publishing content, providing an interested audience or giving advice, we help emerging artists move forward.

That is our passion.

Secure payments

7/7 support

Independent Belgian community

© 2022 Subbacultcha Belgium (BE0518.883.880)