Arts Flanders aims to become the international point of reference for information about the Arts and Cultural Heritage in the Flanders region and about artists from Flanders who are active abroad.

Arts Flanders seeks to offer qualitative and thematic news items, related to an elaborate event calendar and complemented by a monthly newsletter.

Arts Flanders is comprised of a collaboration of supporting organisations (listed below) that span the full range of the Arts, from musical performances to Architectural innovations.

As such, the concept of Arts Flanders is not to distinguish the divisions amongst these various disciplines, but rather to bring to light the places where they meet and overlap.

The mission of Arts Flanders is to provide ready information and content about the most important international cultural events in Belgium and Europe and from around the world. Arts Flanders also brings together a variety of contacts in Flanders to look at the long-term planning of cultural events, both in Belgium and abroad. This mission enables it to work towards synergy within the cultural field, as well as in partnerships with other areas such as tourism, economy and diplomacy. 

As an overarching communications platform, Arts Flanders seeks to help professionals in search of partners or information to find their way to Flanders’ various authorities and key cultural players.  In that way, it complements the discipline-specific international communications methods of information centres and foundations, which founded this site out of these particular needs.

Arts Flanders supports the expansion of sustainable international relationships in the arts, heritage and cultural sectors, and strives to provide them greater visibility. Arts Flanders illustrates the creative and innovative force of our region and works to increase the overall internatioinal visibility of the Arts and Cultural Heritage from Flanders.  

Arts Flanders also is a consultation platform for the most important cultural stakeholders in the long-term planning that is involved in large-scale events abroad. Promotions such as international cluster communications and network events can also be organised under this banner, with or without the collaboration of the tourism, economy and/or diplomacy sectors.

Arts Flanders is founded by:

  • Flanders Music Centre (MCV): www.flandersmusic.be > Flanders Arts Institute since 1 January 2015
  • Institute for the Performing Arts in Flanders (VTi): www.performingarts.be  >Flanders Arts Institute since 1 January 2015
  • Institute for visual, audiovisual and media art (BAM): www.bamart.be >  Flanders Arts Institute since 1 January 2015
  • Flemish Architecture Institute (VAi): www.vai.be
  • Flemish Literature Fund (VFL): www.vfl.be
  • FARO, Flemish interface centre for cultural heritage: www.faronet.be


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Phone: 32 2 5049090
Fax: 32 2 5028103


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by FLANDERS ARTS INSTITUTE on Mon, 05/06/2017 - 18:01
The Südtirol Jazz Festival is celebrating their 35th anniversary and grabs this opportunity to explore the wonderful jazz you can find in the BeNeLux countries. “We’ve seen an interesting and innovative scene come to light recently across all those countries,” explains Klaus Widmann, head of the Association organising the festival... read more

Jazz musician Lander Gyselinck wins the Flemish culture prize for music 2015

by FLANDERS ARTS INSTITUTE on Wed, 14/12/2016 - 10:58
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Jazz Launch project - Call for Partners

by FLANDERS ARTS INSTITUTE on Sat, 05/03/2016 - 16:31
A start to a great international career for talented European jazz musicians   The background For young jazz musicians, touring abroad is not straightforward. Concert venues sometimes hesitate to include jazz in their programme, or only go for the bigger names, leaving upcoming talents without many opportunities. The... read more

Belgian Jazz Meeting 2015

by FLANDERS ARTS INSTITUTE on Fri, 04/09/2015 - 14:52
The Belgian Jazz Meeting is a biannual showcase happening and professional networking event. The aim is to give an international platform to jazz artists from Belgium and promote the Belgian jazz scene abroad. Between September 4 and 6 2015, Bruges will come alive with the sound of Belgian jazz. After the... read more


by FLANDERS ARTS INSTITUTE on Mon, 02/03/2015 - 09:42
Flanders Arts Institute is a new organisation serving the arts sector in Flanders. On 1 January 2015 Flanders Music Centre, VTi (Institute for the Performing Arts in Flanders)and BAM (Flemish Institute for Visual, Audiovisual and Media Art) merged to form Flanders Arts Institute. The core functions include a focus on international... read more


by FLANDERS ARTS INSTITUTE on Mon, 07/10/2013 - 10:29
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