Beursschouwburg is a multidisciplinary house for arts and reflection, an open meeting place strongly anchored in Brussels’ reality. Here we embrace the local, the global and everything in between.
Beursschouwburg functions as:
- a platform to present and develop a wide array of art practices and research;
- a network fostering both formal and informal partnerships focused on collaboration, try-outs, experimentation and support for artists, collectives and thinkers;
- a hub able to bring together different communities, question normativity, and welcome new narratives and ideas.
Together with collaborators, we co-create programs that ignite fruitful encounters between different audiences, forms and genres, between art and everyday reality, between the emerging and the established, between urgency and joy.
Beursschouwburg achieves this by:
- opting for sustainable, long-term relationships and collaborations with our artists and partners, based on trust, respect and solidarity;
- striving, from an intersectional perspective, for an inclusive place for the city's diverse communities;
- devoting time and space to develop talent, support innovative artistic practices, styles and genres, and integrate them into a widespread network.
We are a generous and sustainable house. A welcoming, warm place where relations and emotions are given the same space as reflections. A house that acts as a third place to break through binary oppositions, to make room for nuance, for shades of gray and twilight zones. A place that allows friction while nurturing a deep sense of mutual trust and respect.
We are a plural space. Our work is multi-, hyper- and even post-disciplinary. Today's artists and makers are inspired by a multitude of genres and forms, transcending pigeonholes and labels. On our stages they create symbiosis, collision or transition between languages, movement, space, time, practice and knowledge.
Budding creators and those with a longer track record come together in cross-generational networks, talking to each other in shared spaces and hubs. Not only does our program fully embrace this diversity, our audience also reflects Brussels' great versatility.
Beursschouwburg is a beacon of innovation, shining its light on underexposed and urgent subjects, styles and genres.
Beursschouwburg is deeply rooted in the neighborhood and forms a link between the Canal Zone's experimental artistic dynamic and the more established institutions on the Monts des Arts.
Beursschouwburg is a laboratory of fluid (art) practices operating at different speeds. A flexible, dynamic structure, able to quickly adapt and respond to different needs. A place focused on process and in-depth reflection, experimentation, try-outs and risk.
Alice Chawona, maintenance
Anne Himmelmann, technician
Ava Hermans, reception & ticketing
Bartu Kaan, bar
Bissi Adeye, audience (he/they)
Dimitri Geussens, catering & event coordination
Eli De Caluwé, building & prevention manager (they/them)
Elisa Liepsch, performing arts programmer (she/her)
Ellen De Bin, financial director
Fateha Temsamani, maintenance
Frank Cobbaut, technician
Gilke Vanuytsel, music promotor
Hanne Delodder, creative & digital strategy (she/her)
Hussein Atshan, housemaster
Jamison Van den Driessche, technician
Joke Huygens, planning & production (she/her)
Laura Smolders, communication & press (she/her)
Judith Eckhardt, communication & press (she/her)
Lisa Ahenkona, projects & coordination hosting team
Lola Borremans, production concerts & nightlife
Marijn Verhelst, coordination event team & rentals
Melat Gebeyaw Nigussie, general and artistic director
Nick Verhelst, accountancy
Nadia Said Leval, coordination bar
Ruben Vandermeulen, technical coordination
Sofia Dati, (audio)visual arts programmer
Yasmine Ennassiri, ticketing
Copywriting Alexander Marinus (he/him)
Photographers Mariana Machado & Lyse Ishimwe (she/her)
Graphic design Atelier Brenda & Amélie Bakker (she/her)
Web development & interaction design Joel Galvez (he/him)
board of directors
Piet Menu (president)
Kathleen Van den Daele
Anna Van der Wee
Godfried Van de Perre
Herman Van Laar
Kathleen Van den Daele
Koen De Visscher
financial support and sponsors
Government of Flanders
City of Brussels
Flemish Community Commission
Brussels Capital Region
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In this privacy statement we aim to provide clear and transparent information about how Beursschouwburg handles your personal information. Whenever you submit your personal information to us, either online or offline, we handle it in accordance with the policy below. This policy is based on the applicable laws and regulations, including the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) of 25 May 2018.
Beursschouwburg is the data holder, i.e. the one responsible for processing all the data we collect about you and receive from you when you use our services.
If you have any questions after going through our privacy statement or wish to contact us, you can do so via these contact details:
A. Ortsstraat 20-28, 1000 Brussels
How does beursschouwburg collect my data?
We collect your personal data through various channels:
- when you purchase tickets
- when you sign up for the newsletter
- when you contact Beursschouwburg by email, phone or other means
- when you visit our website
- via third parties, such as our ticketing partner Ticketmatic and the newsletter software Campign Monitor
What personal info does beursschouwburg process?
- Your IP address. The identity of specific individuals or organisations cannot be drawn from this.
- Your first and last name, email address, postal address, telephone number and year of birth.
Photo and video material. During Beursschouwburg events, photo and video material is recorded by our digital team. These photos are stored in our archive and a selection of the photos and videos is published on our social media channels. If we wish to take a photo in which you appear recognisably, we will always do our best to gain permission from you beforehand. If you appear in one of our photos and do not wish for the photo(s) to remain published, please contact us.
What does beursschouwburg use the collected information for?
Beursschouwburg uses the collected and stored data:
- to send you practical information about the event for which you have purchased a ticket;
- to contact you by phone or email in the case that an event is cancelled or changes are made to the event;
- to aid in ticket checking;
- to send you newsletters, if you have signed up to receive them;
- to send you personalised emails. Such emails are based on your purchasing history and we ask your permission to send them to you;
- to improve the quality of our services;
- for market research and customer profiling; and
- to aid in government subsidy applications.
Which choices can I make regarding how beursschouwburg uses my information?
When you purchase tickets or sign up for the newsletter, you give Beursschouwburg permission to collect, process or use your information for specific purposes. If you want to revoke this permission, you may contact us. You can unsubscribe from our emails at any time by clicking the link provided. If you revoke this permission, it may be the case that you no longer receive practical information and other useful information.
With which thirds parties can beursschouwburg share my information?
Beursschouwburg can provide certain personal information to third parties if this is required to fulfil the above purposes.
For example, we use third parties for:
- ticket sales (Ticketmatic)
- web hosting (kpn)
- sending newsletters, personalised emails and invitations (Campaign Monitor)
Beursschouwburg has concluded an agreement with these data handlers that is in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) of 25 May 2018. We never forward your personal information to any parties with whom we have not entered into a data handling agreement. Furthermore, we do not forward the information provided by you to third parties unless it is legally obligated of us and permitted.
A “cookie” is a small file that is stored on your computer in order to improve your browsing experience. The information stored on these cookies can only be read by us and only for the duration of your visit to the website www.beursschouwburg.be. Beursschouwburg cookies never store personal information such as your name, address, age or other personal details.
We use Google Analytics in order to be able to analyse how visitors use our website. This enables us to improve the userfriendliness of our website. For information regarding cookies created by Google Analytics, we refer you to the privacy statement made by Google Analytics on their website.
For more information regarding cookies, we advise you to view this animation from The Guardian.
For how long is my information stored?
Beursschouwburg stores personal information no longer than is necessary in order to fulfil the purpose for which it was provided. If you make no purchases for 10 years, your data will be deleted from our ticketing database.
What security measures are undertaken by beursschouwburg?
- We have undertaken suitable technical and organisatory measures in order to protect personal information against misuse:
- All persons who may access your data on behalf of Beursschouwburg are bound to maintain its confidentiality.
- We use a username and password on all our systems.
- Our team members are informed of the importance of protecting personal information.
Can I view, change or request the deletion of my information? Where can I direct questions and/or complaints?
A. Ortsstraat 20-28
You are always entitled to submit a complaint to the Privacy Commission, a supervisory authority specialising in privacy protection.
Belgian Privacy Commission:
Commissie voor de Bescherming van de Persoonlijke Levenssfeer
Drukpersstraat 35, 1000 Brussels
Tel +32 (0)2 274 48 00
Can this privacy statement be changed?
Beursschouwburg may update this privacy statement in response to changes in services, the feedback of clients or following changes to privacy laws and regulations. Beursschouwburg announces any such changes on its website or in its newsletters.