|Brussels Kunstenoverleg & Réseau des Arts à Bruxelles|
The Brussels Kunstenoverleg (BKO) and the Réseau des Arts à Bruxelles (RAB) are two cultural networks that were established after Brussels had been a European cultural capital in the year 2000. Today they bring together more than 90 cultural institutions in the Brussels region of Belgium: theatres, companies, art labs, festivals, etcetera; small organizations as well as big institutes. As Brussels based networks, the BKO and the RAB have a close collaboration, bridging between the Dutch and French language communities in Brussels.
95 member organisations (October 2008):
Ancienne Belgique, Art Basics for Children, argos, ART2WORK, Atelier 210, Ateliers Mommen, Auguste Orts, Bains::Connective, Bâtard Festival, Beursschouwburg, BIFFF Brussels International Festival Fantastic Film, BNA-BBOT Bruxelles Nous Appartient - Brussel behoort ons toe, Botanique, BOZAR, BRONKS, Brosella, Brussels Biennial, Brussels Philharmonic/Vlaams Radio Orkest, BRXLBRAVO, CCNOA, Centre culturel Bruxelles-Nord/La Maison de la création, Centre culturel Jacques Franck, Centre culturel La Vénerie, Centre culturel Le Fourquet, Centre culturel Les Riches-Claires, Centre culturel Wolu-Culture, Charleroi-Danses/La Raffinerie, Cimatics, Cinema Nova, Constant vzw, Damaged Goods/Meg Stuart, DCJ Danscentrum Jette, De Kleine Academie, De Parade, De Vaartkapoen/VK*concerts, Deep Blue, Ensemble Leporello, ESAC - Ecole supérieure des arts du cirque, Espace Catastrophe, Etablissement d'en Face, Europalia, FARO, Firefly, Flagey, Folioscope vzw Anima, Globe Aroma, Het Beschrijf, Hogeschool Sint-Lukas, Ictus, Il Fondamento, Initia, Jeugd en Muziek Brussel, Kaaitheater, Klarafestival, Kunstenfestivaldesarts, KVS, La Bellone, Le Botanique, La Monnaie/De Munt, Les Brigittines, Les Halles de Schaerbeek, Margarita Production, Met-X, MusicFund, Muziekpublique, NADINE, Needcompany, Okno, P.A.R.T.S., Pantalone, Passa Porta, Peeping Tom, Q-O2, Recyclart, RITS - Afdeling Dramatische Kunsten, Rosas/Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker, Sint-Lukasgalerie Brussel vzw, SOIT, Théâtre de L’L, Théâtre de la Balsamine, Théâtre La Montagne Magique, Théâtre Les Tanneurs, Théâtre National, Théâtre Océan Nord, Théâtre Varia, Transquinquennal, Tristero, Ultima Vez/Wim Vandekeybus, Vlaams Radio Koor, Vlaams Theater Instituut, Vlaams-Nederlands huis deBuren, Wiels, Zinneke, Zinnema, ZOO/Thomas Hauert
The Brussels Kunstenoverleg and the Réseau des Arts à Bruxelles aim to :
The signing of a collaborative agreement between the Flemish Community and the French Community (both competent in the cultural field in Belgium) has been a topic of discussion for more than 20 years in Brussels. Tired of waiting for the politicians to finally take action, the Réseau des Arts à Bruxelles and the Brussels Kunstenoverleg took the initiative of drafting their own collaborative agreement, signed until now by over 100 cultural organisations. The complex Belgian federal system makes life extremely complicated for cultural operators in Brussels, especially if they want to develop collaborative projects bridging the two linguistic communities. As their funding mainly comes from the French or Flemish Communities (depending on their official working language), no appropriate financial schemes exist to encourage collaborative projects in the capital city, whose cultural expression transcend the classical Belgian linguistic divide. However, a number of successful co-operation projects have already been developed over the last years (KunstenFestivaldesArts, BRXLBRAVO, the Zinneke Parade) and cultural operators are committed to continue in this direction, which truly reflects the evolution of the environment they work in. The idea of signing a collaborative agreement of their own initiative originated in the work of two cultural platforms BKO and RAB. The co-operation between the two platforms first led to the creation of the arts festival BRXLBRAVO in 2005 and then to the formulation of more general policy demand to facilitate co-operation in the signed agreement that was presented in february 2007.
In the meantime, the two networks continue to take action and develop an annual work plan and also a master plan for the future of culture in Brussels, that will be presented in 2009.
Coordinator : Geert Cochez
T. +32 2 513 66 28
Réseau des Arts à Bruxelles
Coordinator : Lissa Kinnaer
c/o La Bellone
46 Rue de Flandre
T. +32 2 502 26 88