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HIGH LIGHT ICAF’23: Fanfakids, Met X, Belgium 

Fanfakids are group of youngsters from Brussels, ranging from 6-16 years in age, who transform their youthful energy into explosive concoctions of rhythms that combine a metropolitan mix of dance and music and will turn the city up to full volume, and get everyone, of all ages, moving and dancing. We are overjoyed to have them…

Introducing our ICAF 2023 Festival Resident: Met X 

We have a new addition to our upcoming ICAF programme: the Festival Resident. A selected organisation who, we believe, showcases a diverse range of projects and an expanded community arts practice that merits an array of programmed moments throughout the festival to truly represent their work and impact.   We are thrilled to share that in…

Simon Allemeersch

Simon Allemeersch is an artist and theater maker with a great interest in social-artistic projects. He followed the directing course at the RITS in Brussels. In 2006 he won the Young Theater prize at the Theater Aan Zee festival in Ostend with the performance Marre de Boire. Together with Giovanni Barcella and Nicolas Delalieux he made The Boxer…

Zinneke Parade

The Zinneke Parade was created as part of Brussels 2000, European Capital of Culture. The participants are residents and artists who want to highlight the cosmopolitan and pluralistic cultural richness of Brussels. The first parade was overflowing with joy and fun, and is a wonderful memory for many people. The idea was to bring out…

The Clean Fanfare of the Dirty Guests

De Propere has played more than 300 concerts since they first took to the streets in May of 2004. Neighborhood parties, parades, events of all kinds, festivals small and larger scale activities are part of their oeuvre. In the Brugse Poort, in Ghent, in the rest of Flanders, in France and the Netherlands. Their most…

Met-X

Met-X is a production house made for and by musicians. In close collaboration with artists coming from the most different horizons, they create original repertoires and form music bands. Their mission is not only to produce and promote authentic groups like Mâäk, Marockin’ Brass, BRUiTAL or Fanfakids, they also aim to disclose the repertoires and…

Sering

Vzw Sering from Borgerhout (Antwerp, Belgium) is one of the pioneering groups in the Flemish social art sector. After twenty years working in professional theatre, in 1995 Mia Grijp decided to extend her expertise to vulnerable groups in society. Since then, Sering has brought together groups from all ages, cultures, and walks of life. Together…

Murga

Murga is an accessible folk cultural phenomenon with a unique intercontinental and intercultural diaspora with strong links to migration. Its roots lie in the southern Spanish port city of Cádiz, a place from which many migrants departed (or arrived). Cadíz has been known for its carnavalesque tradition called chirigota since times immemorial. The chirigota is…

Ambrosia’s Table

Ambrosia’s tafel [‘Ambrosia’s Table’] is a social art and cultural heritage educational organization that receives structural subsidy from the Flemish government. It works specifically on multimedia literacy and knowledge. Ambrosia’s Table seeks to stimulate people to become more conscious of media and to use media to enter into dialogue with one another. To achieve this,…