Intern offer Kunstenfestivaldesarts 2019!


Are you looking for an interesting and dynamic internship ? Are you ready to get involved in one of the main projects of the Kunstenfestivaldesarts 2019 ? We are looking for an intern to follow up the production of the Residence & Reflection project. Send a CV and motivation letter to Anne Watthe before October 22th. More info:

Thank you and see you soon, Christophe Slagmuylder!


Today is Christophe Slagmuylder's last day with us. After 12 years at the helm of the festival, he will leave for Vienna where he'll start as the new Artistic Director of the Wiener Festwochen from Monday 3 September.

Click here for more information about the Wiener Festwochen or to stay in touch with Christophe Slagmuylder.

A new artistic direction for the Kunstenfestivaldesarts will be designated in September.

Christophe Slagmuylder will lead the Wiener Festwochen 2019


Christophe Slagmuylder, general and artistic director of the Kunstenfestivaldesarts, becomes the artistic director of the Wiener Festwochen.

The internationally renowned festival will take place in Vienna from 10 May to 16 June 2019. Christophe Slagmuylder will be taking up his new post on 1 September. At the same time, he will be leaving the Kunstenfestivaldesarts, which he has led since 2007.

This appointment accelerates the search of a successor to Christophe Slagmuylder as artistic director of the Kunstenfestivaldesarts. The new director will enter office as soon as possible after summer, even though most of the 2019 programme is already defined. The nominated successor will be announced early September.

It will also be the moment to look back on the 12 years during which Christophe Slagmuylder has been the head of the festival, and to take stock of his exceptional programming in Brussels.

The Kunstenfestivaldesarts is seeking to recruit an Artistic Director


Read the call for application

Applications should be e-mailed to before 25 June, 6 pm.

This was 4-26.5.2018


The 23rd Kunstenfestivaldesarts drew to a close in Brussels on Saturday 26 May. Almost 40 works created by artists from all over the world have invigorated Brussels, stimulating debates and conversations, workshops and parties.

With an occupancy rate close to 98% (and more than 26,500 tickets sold), one can only acknowledge that the festival gathers large audiences from Brussels and further afield around demanding artistic projects that attempt to avoid a particular format.

We would like to express our heartfelt thanks to all those who have “made” this 2018 festival with us: the artists, the partners, and the audiences.

Kunstenfestivaldesarts 2019 will take place from the 10th of May till the 1st of June, 2019.

See you next year!

Kunstenfestivaldesarts 2018 at BRUZZ


Bruzz has broadcast a lovely video report about the 23rd edition of Kunstenfestivaldesarts. Behind the scenes, artistic director Christophe Slagmuylder guides you through the program and venues. 

Watch the video here.

Extra tickets concert Charlemagne Palestine & Nico Vascellari - 25/05 in Kanal – Centre Pompidou


There are extra tickets available for Newwwsswirlll, the concert of Charlemagne Palestine & Nico Vascellari, tonight (25/05) in Kanal – Centre Pompidou. Afterwards there is a free party! 

Buy tickets (online until 17:00 or at the door in Kanal — Centre Pompidou)

☛ Composer, musician, shaman, visual artist and performer, Charlemagne Palestine, opened the festival with an impressive concert on organ and bells in the Cathedral of Saints Michael & Gudula. In Kanal he will be addressing his talents as punk icon.  

Nico Vascellari works with complex and eccentric installations, combining performative and sculptural elements with drawings, collages, videos and sonic extravaganzas. He is also singer in the punk band With Love and is famous in the alternative underground scene.

Extra performance of Sorour Darabi - Farci.e on 20/5


The performance of Farci.e on Saturday 19/5 was cancelled for technical reasons. An extra performance will take place this Sunday 20/5 at 5 pm. Ticket holders of the cancelled performance can use their ticket for this extra show. There will also be tickets on sale at the doors.

Public presentation workshop « Alternatives sorcières » (20/05)


Sunday May 20, from 6 pm, there is a public presentation of the workshop Alternatives sorcières, including collective or individual practices that were developed the five preceding days: an active listening session, a Runway, a composed chant,... all of these formats will be presented.

You are free to wander through the space, to participate in a number of presentations or to come just as a spectator.

Alternatives sorçières is a workshop by Latifa Laâbissi and Anna Colin, in dialogue with Jérémy Damian and Bastien Mignot.

Charleroi Danse / La Raffinerie (Loft, 6e verdieping)
18:00 > 19:45

Deelnemers Francesca Ada Carrozza, Pascale Barret, David Bernadas, Véronique Biunkens, Lisa Cogniaux, Luna Luz Deshayes, Hélio Hoarau Dos Santos, Thymios Fountas, Eva Joncquel, Mac Ophélie, Camille Meyer, Mélanie Pluss, Myriam Pruvot, Dimitri Tuttle

Met dank aan Jessica Batut, Kevin Fay, Johanna Grivel, Valentina Iancu

Organisatie Kunstenfestivaldesarts & Charleroi danse – Centre chorégraphique de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles

In het kader van W.I.T.C.H.E.S. Constellation van Latifa Laâbissi en Paul Maheke.

The festival at INSAS 16 > 20/05


From May 16 until 20 the Kunstenfestivaldesarts will settle at INSAS. This art school, with its exceptional setting, will host several artistic projects including The May Events: a programme about past, present and future revolutions.

Take part in performances, exhibitions, interventions by students, encounters, films in open air, parties, ... 

16 > 20/05 The May Events
18/05 Party H E 4 R T B R O K E N x MikeQ
19/05 Party Blu Samu x Dj Fatoosan & Raph Stark