61! So many organisations ticked the participation box in their multi-annual application for the Arts Decree in Flanders. An arts field without public participation is gradually becoming unthinkable. Time for a state of affairs. Who does what, and who does how? In what circumstances? How do we look at the future of participation in the arts?

The arts as the ultimate connector. Between people, disciplines and sectors. This symposium shows a multitude of approaches and visions. It connects not only arts organisations that work (or want to work) on participation, but also artists, educators, public administrations and other organisations such as those within the welfare or youth work sector. We can learn from each other.

Save the date! Be there on Monday 23 September in Concertgebouw Brugge.

An initiative of Musica Impulscentrum in cooperation with Concertgebouw Brugge, CESAMM Chair Jonet, ART BASICS for CHILDREN, De Figuranten, Cie Tartaren, De Veerman, Kunst in Zicht, MATRIX [New Music Centre], MetX, MUS-E, Wit.h and Zinneke.

For whom

Arts organisations; artists and educators active in audiovisual arts, visual arts, music, dance, drama, socio-artistic work, welfare sector workers, youth workers and policy makers.

Programme (subject to change)

09.15 am: Reception
10.00 am: Keynote with Sandra Trienekens (Urban Paradoxes, NL)
11.00 am: Interlude in a participatory atmosphere
11.15 am: Roundtable with An De bisschop (CESAMM Chair Jonet) and Kristof Van Gestel (de FactorY)
12.30 pm: Lunch break and networking opportunity
1.30 pm: Workshops, presentations and discussion of issues
4.00 pm: Networking drinks


30.00 euros including coffee, lunch and reception


Monday 23 September 2024, from 10 am to 5 pm


Concertgebouw Brugge

Reflection on participatory practices in Flanders

Musica is taking the lead in a number of reflective projects to highlight the range and diversity within the participatory arts:

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