(c) Thomas Lenden

For the past five years (from 2015 -2020) Flanders Arts Institute has taken part in sCan&Do, a multi-year pilot project tailored to art and cultural organisations.

This individual coaching trajectory started with an in-depth analysis of the participating organisations with regard to cultural diversity on 5 different levels (staff, partnerships, programming, audience work and the location of the organisation).

On this basis, a realistic action plan was drawn up for each of them. The organisations themselves were responsible for implementation, supported by the sCan&Do team through individual coaching and team sessions. During an annual follow-up, progress was evaluated and further actions were outlined. In this way, work was done on the sustainable interculturalisation of the organisation, both in terms of identity and daily operations.

sCan&Do was a collaboration between Sociaal Fonds voor Podiumkunsten, Minderhedenforum and Flanders Arts Institute. After this successful pilot project that ended in 2020, we will continue to work on interculturalisation within arts organisations.

Individual support
From 2020 onwards, the sCan&Do team consisting of Sociaal Fonds voor Podiumkunsten and Minderhedenforum will take on the further individual counselling of arts and cultural organisations aspiring more diversity.

The current trajectories will be continued and supported by the sCan&Do team. New arts and cultural organisations in performing and music arts can apply to the sCan&Do team via coordinator Rachida Lamrabet.

Collective knowledge sharing
In parallel to and in close consultation with the sCan&Do team, Flanders Arts Institute will focus on sharing the acquired insights sector-wide by distributing information and organising cross-organisational meetings.

Interculturalisation & diversity

Flanders Arts Institure shares knowledge and expertise about interculturalisation from different angles.

Research & development

Which areas of focus will determine the future of the arts in Flanders and Brussels? What are the current research projects of Flanders Arts Institute envisioning the development of the arts sector?