The Kunstenfestivaldesarts takes place in May every year. For a three-week period, it takes over around twenty theatres and arts centres in Brussels, as well as various other venues in the city, which kindly open their doors to the festival.
The Kunstenfestivaldesarts comprises a selection of artistic work created by Belgian and international artists: remarkable new works which translate a personal vision of the world today that the artists would like to share with audiences who are prepared to challenge and broaden their perspectives.
The Kunstenfestivaldesarts is a cosmopolitan city festival. We are part of a complex network of communities that makes territorial, linguistic and cultural divides increasingly porous. The city is the environment “par excellence” in which this cosmopolitan society can be seen.
The Kunstenfestivaldesarts takes place in Brussels, the only city in Belgium where the country’s two largest communities live together. Several Flemish- and French-speaking institutions are involved in the project. Fundamentally conceived as a bilingual undertaking, it contributes to encouraging dialogue between the communities living in the city.
The Kunstenfestivaldesarts also runs a series of encounters and workshops alongside its programme that are aimed at putting its artistic project at the heart of the city and the people who live there.