Which conditions determine today’s cultural production and how to facilitate it? How can art invigorate our institutions; where does the potential of instituting the arts lie and where are its problem areas? What can the artist contribute to urban transformation and societal transition – phenomena not unfamiliar to the city of Aalst?
Netwerk, under the leadership of its new artistic directors Els Silvrants-Barclay and Pieternel Vermoortel, is taking these questions as a point of departure in a process of transition that will lead in to a new mission, programme structure and internal organisation in 2017.
A definitive plan and accompanying programme will be announced by September 2017.