Flanders Arts Institute was founded in 2015 as a support centre for the visual arts, performing arts and classical music in Flanders. We work for all who are professionally active in and around the arts and arts policy in Flanders. We provide information and advice, bring people together around shared questions and challenges related to the arts practice, and we follow and represent the sector and promote international art(ists) from Flanders.
No, Flanders Arts Institute does not grant subsidies. Subsidies in the arts are paid at Flemish level through the instruments of the Arts Decree. Unlike film and literature, for example, the Flemish visual arts, performing arts and music do not have their own fund.
Yes, Flanders Arts Institute is a non-profit organisation that receives structural subsidies through the Arts Decree. Every five years we submit a subsidy dossier to the Flemish government. We also have a management agreement with the government that defines our tasks and objectives.
No, Flanders Arts Institute is not a government service, but an independent non-profit organisation. We do often work together with the Flemish Government’s Department of Culture, Youth and Media.
The culture superstructure is a group of intermediary organisations – including Flanders Arts Institute – that form the link between policy and the cultural field. This group of support centres, funds and centres of expertise aims to give the cultural field the necessary competences to achieve its objectives and to face challenges. The culture superstructure is a privileged partner in the formation of policy for maintaining a strong cultural field. Organisations that are part of the culture superstructure include Cultuurloket, Literatuur Vlaanderen, VI.BE, FARO, Socius, the Flemish Audiovisual Fund, Demos and Pulse.
Yes, anyone who is active in the arts or arts policy can use our meeting facilities or work here for a few hours. To come and co-work with us for a few hours, no reservation is needed: simply stop by between 9 am and 5 pm. For a meeting, you can book a room through us via email.
Flanders Arts Institute pursues a fair and transparent remuneration policy, both internally and externally.
Based on the fees within PC 329.01 converted to hourly wages, we pay freelancers and individual creators €50 per hour, unless they work with their own wage rate. If the service provider is subject to VAT, then VAT is added on top.
We have defined minima for each category of service.
For moderation of a public event the minimum is €330, for a non-public event (including conducting an interview) €275.
For participation in a public panel discussion, the minimum fee is €275.
If we invite you to participate in a focus group or interview, we will reimburse you a minimum of €165 (if the interview is not a group but an individual interview, it will be €275).
For a public lecture (including use of the text) we will pay you a minimum of €330, and for writing a text €2.50 per line.
For the use of images for a campaign we will pay you a minimum of €220. For separate publications (print, online) we usually use copyright-free images.
Our mileage allowance is €0.42, our volunteer allowances €36.84 per day.
We strongly discourage small artistic fees. If you prefer this nonetheless, we will pay you €134.63 per day.
Yes, people regularly follow their internship at Flanders Arts Institute. This can be done in many ways: in the form of research, by co-organising activities such as workshops, working visits or conferences, and/or by participating in our services regarding data collection, documentation or communication. We have many ideas for great internships, but we are also open to proposals that are in line with our mission. Interested? Send us an email.
For some events, we are calling for arts organisations to allow artist(s) to participate alongside their own colleagues, with a fair daily allowance. By doing so, we hope the voice of creators will be more represented.
What is the difference between Flanders Arts Institute …
Flanders Arts Institute is an independent non-profit organisation and not part of the Flemish Government. The Department of Culture, Youth & Media is part of the Flemish Government and is responsible for policy preparation and policy support. Unlike Flanders Arts Institute, the Department works under the direct authority and responsibility of the Minister of Culture.
Flanders Arts Institute is focused on the arts sector, Cultuurloket works across the full breadth of the cultural sector. Flanders Arts Institute and Cultuurloket both provide information to the arts sector, but they have different emphases. Flanders Arts Institute offers a broad overview of the arts field around diverse themes and based on a wide range of activities: from insight into the Arts Decree and other funding sources, (self) organisation and new working methods, through research into trends and developments in the field, to connecting national and international networks. Cultuurloket specialises in thorough and in-depth business, financial and legal information for the broad field of culture. It does this collectively (through training) as well as on an individual basis (through advisory meetings). All who are active in the broad cultural sector can turn to Cultuurloket for questions of a legal, business and economic nature, such as social security status, contracts, legal personality, intellectual property, budgeting, internationalisation, etc. Cultuurloket stimulates entrepreneurship in culture and offers guidance on obtaining additional funding. Flanders Arts Institute and Cultuurloket work together on themes that are relevant to both target groups (the arts and the culture field) and their associated activities.
Since 2019, VI.BE (formerly Poppunt) has been supporting artists (from beginners to professionals) working in the broad sector of non-classical music and their working environment. Flanders Arts Institute remains the point of contact for classical music, broadly speaking. Both organisations maintain close ties, including in the areas of data collection, research and access to information. These were laid down in a framework agreement.
Flanders Arts Institute is an independent organisation that supports people and organisations active in the arts and arts policy; OKo (Overleg Kunstenorganisaties) is the advocacy group, employers’ federation and network of professional arts organisations in Flanders and Brussels. The members of oKo promote the place of the arts in society and take positions to ensure correct working and employment conditions, a good arts policy and a favourable social climate.