Vlaams Architectuurinstituut

VAi.gifThe Vlaams Architectuurinstituut is the main base for contemporary architecture. It aims to convey contemporary architecture to the public as well as professionals, researchers, the media and government institutions. To this end, the VAi disseminates information about buildings, architects, architectural libraries, publications, magazines, contests and events, in all sorts of manners. Additionally, the VAi is the partner for all kinds of activities dealing with contemporary architecture, such as lectures, debates, publications, architecture tours, surveys, activities for the young people and children. Here the collaboration with local organisations and partners from the world of architecture is a main objective.

Vlaams Architectuurinstituut • Jan Van Rijswijcklaan 155 • 2018 Antwerp • T +32 (0)3 242 89 70 • F +32 (0)3 242 89 79 • www.vai.be


EASTMAN.jpgFounded in January 2010, Eastman was set up to produce and spread the works of artistic director/choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui. Cherkaoui's work provides the audience with a vast array of projects and collaborations, ranging from dance, theatre, ballet, opera, musicals and other forms of performance. His non-hierarchical thinking on movement, body language and culture is the basis of his artistic approach. Set in his native harbour city of Antwerp, Eastman forms the central point for all of Cherkaoui's work.

Champ d'Action

Champ_d'Action.jpgChamp dAction is a platform for contemporary music that displays great openness towards other artistic disciplines such as contemporary art, video art, theatre and dance. Radical artistic choices come clearly to the fore.
Champ dAction was set up by the Antwerp composer Serge Verstockt in 1988 and at that time it was the first Flemish ensemble focusing entirely on contemporary music to receive an operating subsidy. The organisation fulfilled the need for the professional performance of contemporary music and also played a major pioneering role in the performance of the Flemish and international modern repertoire. It continues to perform this task today in a radically altered music world.


detheatermaker.jpgThis theatre workshop guides, supports, facilitates and provides all the services necessary to the development of a number of young performing artists in the transitional stage from theatre studies to working in the field. It is a haven for incipient theatre-makers who wish to generate their own idiom. Priority is given to respecting and maintaining the multitude of forms that characterise contemporary theatre.


ISolistiDelVento.jpgI Solisti del Vento is Belgium's leading wind ensemble. It always guarantees inspiring interpretations of works from the great wind repertoire, ranging from Mozart to the present day. After twenty years under the inspiring leadership of Francis Pollet, the ensemble now takes its place in the top rank of international performers of music for wind instruments (chamber music and other).

Study Centre for Flemish Music

Where would you find the religious choral music of Willem De Mol, a list of Flemish guitar music, the correspondence of Arthur Meulemans, orchestral music by Jef van Durme, Gezelle songs by Robert Herberigs, a photo of Lodewijk Mortelmans, brass band music by Jozef Van der Meulen, the memoirs of Willem Pelemans and the manuscripts of Edward Keurvels?
The answer is just one address: the Study Centre for Flemish Music.The SVM is a study and documentation centre whose aim is to safeguard the Flemish musical heritage of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries and to make it more widely known. Its activities include:
- tracing endangered and forgotten legacies and making them accessible
- academic research into scores, letters and other sources.
- stimulating performance and recording
- publishing oeuvre catalogues, inventories, monographs and surveys.

Spiegel String Quartet

Elisa Kawaguti and Stefan Willems, violin / Leo De Neve, viola / Jan Sciffer, cello
With its varied programme, broad repertoire and pronounced preference for experiment and new creations, the Spiegel String Quartet has for a long time been a welcome guest at a wide range of concert venues in Belgium and abroad. The highlights of their existence are undoubtedly the concerts of contemporary, sometimes controversial, compositions by Crumb, Xenakis, Bankövi, Chong and others, the internationally acclaimed recordings of music from the French fin de siècle (Franck, Chausson and Vierne, for MDG), the multi-award-winning CDs of works by Swerts and Ryelandt (Phaedra Records) and their impressive series of concerts in Flanders, the Netherlands, Germany, France and Japan.

Jeugd & Muziek Antwerp

JenM.jpgJeugd en Muziek is an art education organisation run by, intended for and working with young people. It organises and facilitates activities for a young audience, young musicians and young organisers in an educational framework. Days of music-making, contests, music camps, courses and workshops stimulate the active practice of music. The association also provides a home for two young people's symphony orchestras, the Jeugd en Muziek Orchestra, the Juniors Orchestra and a big band.

Radio 2

logo radio2Popular melodies, golden voices, regional news, good memorable conversations, mild-mannered humour, practical advice and a calendar of events: Radio 2 is family radio at its best. The national programme of Radio 2 offers a lot of amusement and games, presented in a cordial and down-to-earth spirit. The regional programmes deal with current events in the five Flemish provinces with reports on local politics, economy, environment, social affairs, sports and culture.

On weekdays, Radio 2 Antwerpen is on air from 6 a.m. to 8 a.m. and from 12 noon to 1 p.m., in the evenings, from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. On Saturdays, there are broadcasts of regional news at 7:30 a.m., 9 a.m. and at 11 a.m. On Sunday, the programme focuses on regional sports events - in Zondagpost from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. In the weekends, Radio 2 Antwerpen broadcasts evening editions from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Radio 2 Antwerpen • Jan Van Rijswijcklaan 157 • 2018 Antwerp • T +32 (0)3 247 91 11 • F +32 (0)3 248 24 07 • www.radio2.be