With this study trip for EUNIC members (the international network of European national cultural institutes and organizations), Flanders Arts Institute connects cultural ambassadors with art professionals and organisations from Flanders. A one-day programme to Bruges introduces the participants to the city’s main cultural actors.
‘t Zand 34, 8000 Brugge
Concertgebouw Brugge is a reputable global player in the fields of music and contemporary dance. With its wide range of interdisciplinary activities and the permanent opening up of its building, the Concertgebouw is also a center for visual art, sound art, literature and architecture.
Presentation by Jeroen Vanacker, artistic director and Katrien Van Eeckhoutte, managing director + guided tour in the building
Sint-Jakobsstraat 36, 8000 Brugge
REPUBLIEK is a creative hub, meeting place for creative people, art-house cinema. It hosts ‘handmade in Brugge’ TURBO and The Box.
- presentation REPUBLIEK by Bart Geernaert, general coordinator
- presentation of the cultural policy of Bruges by Steven Slos, Coordinator of Culture of the City of Bruges
- presentation Bruges Triennial by Els Wuyts (co-curator):
Bruges Triennial proposes artistic and architectural installations and unexpected urban interventions in the public spaces in the centre of the city, offering the chance of amazement, meeting and dialogue.
- presentation Workshop Intangible Heritage (Werkplaats immaterieel erfgoed) by Jorijn Neyrinck (coordinator):
Debates on new roles of museums in society (participatory, decolonizing collections …) collide with a growing awareness of other forms and experiences of heritage that we have often overlooked in the past, like ‘intangible cultural heritage’ (ICH). ICH is embodied by generations of people practicing skills, performances and wisdom; and the challenge of safeguarding this ‘living heritage’.
Groeningemuseum, Dijver 12 Brugge
Bruges museum and it’s world famous collection, from the Flemish Primitives to contemporary art, from classic to ‘Fine Arts’, and it’s temporary exhibitions in fine arts and contemporary arts.
Presentations by Till-Holger Borchert (general director of Bruges Museum, head-conservator of the Groeningemuseum), Hubert De Witte (projectmanager) and Jonathan Nowakowski (managing director)
KAAP & De Batterie
Groenestraat 19b Brugge
- presentation of KAAP by Rolf Quaghebeur (general director): the arts center for music, visual arts, performing arts and literature.
- presentation of socio-artistic and storytelling projects by organization De Batterie by Anne De Loof:
an art education organization with focus on long-term, process based participatory
Anna Elisabeth Vidtfeldt – Secretary/Counsellor Mission of the Faroes to the European Union
Jitka Pánek Jurková – Director Czech Centre
Imanol Otaegi – Director for the Promotion and Dissemination of the Basque Culture Etxepare Basque InstituteCamila de Epalza – EU Policy Officer Basque Government Delegation to the EU
Laura Harabagiu – Arts and Education Network Coordinator British Council
Zsófia Villegas-Vitézy – Cultural Counsellor Balassi Institute
Yurena SÁNCHEZ CASTRO – Département Culturel et Scientifique Spanish Embassy
Heidi Meissnitzer – Counsellor Arts and Culture, Audiovisual, Statistics Austrian Permanent Representation to the EU
Eike Eller – Counsellor for Cultural Affairs Estonian Permanent Representation to the EU
Kati Laakso – Director of the Finish Institute.
Natalia Pikna – EUNIC Brussels Intern
Contact Dirk De Wit for further questions about this study trip.