King Kong Theory - Emilie Charriot (c) Agnès Mellon
King Kong Theory - Emilie Charriot (c) Agnès Mellon

Visitors' programme performing arts during Bâtard Festival (Brussels)

One of Flanders Arts Institute’s core activities is supporting the internationalisation of the arts. We do so by working together with various festivals and organisations, establishing contact between programmers and producers from abroad with local companies and artists through international visitors’ programmes. In 2017, one of those festivals is Bâtard (, an annual event focusing on emerging artists, showing lesser-known work with an international potential.

Flanders Arts Institute and Bâtard festival organise a visitors’ programme for performing-arts programmers during the 14th edition of Bâtard. The programme is meant for performing arts programmers and will take place on 1, 2 and 3 November 2017.

Bâtard is a yearly festival in Brussels, presenting works by a new generation of international, talented artists. It takes place from 31 October until 4 November 2017 in and around the Beursschouwburg in Brussels. The festival brings together artists working in performance, theatre, dance and film. Each year the artistic team invites ten to fifteen different artist (collectives) from around Europe. Ogutu Muraya, Oneka Von Schrader, Ruben Desiere, Linda Blomqvist, Oliver Zahn are part of this year’s programme. The complete programme can be found here:!150806.

Bâtard is an artist-run festival. The artistic team consists of artists who have presented their work on previous editions of the festival. The 2017 team are Louis Vanhaverbeke, Bryana Fritz, Hannes Dereere, Hana Miletic, Anne Breure, Michiel Vandevelde and Dries Douibi.

1 November – a visit to the WTC Tower and a meet-and-greet with artists (Bruno De Wachter, Helena Dietrich and Davide Tidoni), a visit to the Decoratelier Jozef Wouters
2 November – a visit to Pianofabriek Kunstenwerkplaats and artists’ presentations, in collaboration with Caravan Production and Hiros
3 November – a visit to Extra City Kunsthal and wp Zimmer, both located in Antwerp. In wp Zimmer, we will get to know the following artists: Karl Van Welden, Gosie Vervloessem and Rósa Ómarsdóttir.
In the evening, we will follow the artistic programme of Bâtard.
Please note that slight changes in this programme are possible.

If you are interested to participate, please contact Marijke De Moor: [email protected] -