Brussels Never Sleeps, Federation Wallonie Bruxelles Showcase

Posted on May 14, 2013

During the Kunstenfestivaldesarts, I attended a two day showcase organised by the French speaking community arts funders, Federation Wallonie Bruxelles. The two presentations by Anne-Cecile Vandalmen and Claude Schmitz were not my festival highlights, but it was really interesting to spend the day with a large number of international presenters and to hear about their festivals and contexts. The big revelation of the event was a presentation on Culture Europe, the new EU funding scheme that launches in 2014 and will allow EFTA members- i.e. Australia- to be part of mainstream EU cultural network projects. This opens up huge opportunities for me to explore in my work.