Ghent, Belgium

Vooruit is a vibrant arts centre located in a one-hundred-year-old building in the heart of Ghent. Since its foundation in 1982, the centre has become a platform for a dense network of artists from a variety of sectors, inspired by a turbulent world and an always evolving world of the arts. It annually hosts 300.000 visitors in four stages, four studios and the biggest café in Ghent with its 20.000 m² of hallways and chamber.

With a contemporary vision for the future, Vooruit – means “forward” in Flemish-, strengthens the cross-pollination between the arts and the local and global communities. This landmark keeps building on a history of innovation and social engagement and is a welcoming meeting place and as a lab for development, production, presentation, participation and reflection

Performances, Concerts, Artistic residencies, Workshops, conferences, lectures, etc., Festivals, Community projects
Former use of the building: Socialist Cooperative building
Year of opening as a cultural centre: 1982

Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat 23, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
TEH Delegate: Marieke De Munck, marieke.demunck@vooruit.be

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