Showcase. From Friday 30 August until Sunday 1 September, the Brussels Creative Forum will be brining together professionals from the world of culture and the cultural and creative in a marquee in the Place des Palais in Brussels. Culture and creativity abound in Brussels, with more than 17,000 events a year reflecting the wealth and depth that the city has to offer. Members of the public will be able to explore Brussels’ creative dynamics, and professionals will be able to meet and discuss practical examples and share their experiences.
The Brussels Creative Forum will give all visitors the chance to discover seasonal programmes and activities put on by cultural institutions in Brussels. All aspects and everyone involved in culture will be there: music, performing arts, visual arts, architecture and heritage, literature, festivals, cultural centres, events and shows with cultural content, and more.
As well as this, the Brussels Creative Forum will be a place for professionals to meet and discuss best practices. It will create an environment that stimulates dialogue and sharing experiences, with a view to developing economic activity through culture and creativity. This professional interaction will be developed by focusing on different themes: cultural policies in Europe, local culture, patronage and sponsorship, the image and reputation of Brussels, training and professional integration, the cultural and creative industries, architecture and urban planning, audiovisual material and the media.
The goal of the Brussels Creative Forum is to create a platform for stakeholders in culture and creativity to meet regularly in Brussels in order to share their best practices and challenges, and help shape policies that will allow these sectors to develop – they already represent 3.3% of the GDP. These cultural sectors and creative industries are economic strengths in a Europe that is undergoing profound changes.
Over the course of two days, a knowledge exchange programme will be organised with professionals from the worlds of culture, creativity and urban life. The goal is to bring together local and international professionals and raise the profile of initiatives, innovations and actions.