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The Arts in society Award was launched in 2014.

Since then 95 young artists from Brussels and Flanders have been taking part and collaborated with 64 partner organisations. In 2020 there will be 21 artists from different disciplines en 15 partner organisations developing 13 new participatory art projects. Click here for a brief overview of the projects.

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Art takes place in the shared space between sender and receiver. A space like that can only exist when people are open to each others worlds. Sometime you discover intersecting spaces, other times there is conflict. During the artistic process I needed to appreciate that conflict. ‘Some things simply need conflict’, a dear collaborator told me at a difficult moment during our collaboration. As an artist - who is convinced of her/his own free thinking - you are confronted with the limits of your art. In other circumstances you will circumvent those limits, throw the whole thing around, but that’s not possible now. You have to embrace the problem and overcome it. In the social sector people do this the whole time. It’s pretty self explanatory that there’s so much artistic talent in that field. As an artist you can learn so much from people who constantly have to come up with creative solutions for everyday problems. I’m grateful for that.
Charlotte Barry, MASTERS in Music, Arts in Society Award 2014-2015
bewoner WZC Heiveld en Lucie De Ley zingen samen ihkv Levende Jukebox
Artan Buleshkaj, Lucie De Ley, Siemen De Man, Lukas Huisman i.s.m. WZC Het Heiveld, Arts in Society Award 2017-2018
I want to break free Ann Van de Vyvere
Anyuta Wiazemsky ism. PC Dr. Guislain, Gent, Arts in Society Award 2017-2018
Rainbow Children
Maryam Bayani en Hosein Jalilvand ism Ecole Van Meyel, Brussel, 2017 - 2018
TIP

As Don Levy said "Never betray the Illusion" - never betray your senses and intuition,

dare to experiment and work hard till it works out!

Iwona Pom, master graphic design, Arts in Society Award 2016-2017
KoeNST project van Bram Van Breda i.s.m. vzw De Loodsen
Bram Van Breda i.s.m. vzw De Loodsen, Arts in Society Award 2016-2017
PXL-MAD School of Arts ism Ter Bank, De Zonnestraal en Gallo-Romeins Museum Tongeren
PXL-MAD School of Arts ism Ter Bank, De Zonnestraal en Gallo-Romeins Museum Tongeren, 2017 - 2018
reclamevormgeving en buurtbewoners
Elise Landuyt, Evi Bevers, Gregory Rijckaert, Jenia Safarova, Jonas Bach, Louise Maeyaert, Marilyne Verschueren, Marthe Teerlynck, Michiel Claessens, Mike Kleijnen, Milou Janissen, Roos Beesems and Willeke Vanoirbeek i.s.m. Buurtwerk Muide-Meulestede-Afrikalaan, Gent, 2017 - 2018.
medeweker en bewoner Zorgcentrum Ganspoel tijdens tintelconcert
Charlotte Bary en Esther-Ellen Van der Veen i.s.m. Zorgcentrum Ganspoel, Huldenberg, Arts in Society Award 2014-2015
artistieke workshop animatiefilm kinderrechten Iwona Pom en Vitaminnen
Iwona Pom i.s.m. Leitmotif, Arts in Society Award 2016-2017
the making of the Borgerhout sauce
Ramon Pino Hernandez i.s.m. Atlas Antwerpen, Arts in Society Award 2016-2017
theatervoorstelling Odessa
Silke Thorrez en Sascha Bornkamp i.s.m. Linguapolis en Welzijnsschakels, Arts in Society Award 2016-2017
muziekles Den Tube Judith Vanderiviere
Yentl Vanderievere i.s.m. Den Tube van buurtwerk 't Lampeke, Arts in Society Award 2016-2017
The feeling of fear of the unkown I had when I started with this project was nothing compared to the feeling of happiness and satisfaction I had at the end of the project.
Yentl Vanderiviere, Masters Music Pedagogy, Arts in Society Award 2016-2017
The project was a kind of a revelation for me, I have never had such reactions to my music. At the same time my earlier perception of people living in old folks homes was totally shattered. I did not expect people to be so talkative, active and have such a positive attitude towards life. The more visits we did, the more I realised that we managed to insert the fundamental basic right for culture into the hermetical surrounding of an old folks home, inhabited by so many music and art lovers.
Artan Buleshkaj, MASTERS in Music, Arts in Society Award 2017-2018