Mission Statement

STORMOPKOMST is a surprising dose of art for young and old(er). 

STORMOPKOMST broadens the understanding of what art can be for children, this by focusing on visual arts, performance, installations and multidisciplinary work. The annual festival and collaborations throughout Flanders ensure that children outside the major cities also come into contact with a qualitative and innovative range of art. In addition, we support artists to develop work for a young audience or we give existing work an adapted context. We show both 'finished' work and work-in-progress. Through this varied program, STORMOPKOMST offers both connoisseurs and passers-by a unique festival full of discovery.

Multidisciplinary presentation platform for children and adults

STORMOPKOMST is a multidisciplinary presentation platform for children and adults with a special focus on art forms and disciplines which don't get much attention from art organisations for children and the childrens' programming of cultural centres: visual arts, media art, music, architecture and interdisciplinary art forms with one of these displines as a starting point. 
Certainly outside the larger cities, children are not so much exposed to these kind of art forms. With its varied programme, STORMOPKOMST invites experts and laymen to go on a qualitative discovery feast.

Creation, presentation, trajectories

STORMOPKOMST wants to contribute  to a climate of qualitative and innovative art for, by and with children via creation, presentation and trajectories. This organisation focusses on all children (up to 12) and the adults around them, in the context of family, school and in their spare time. STORMOPKOMST would also like to inspire artists and other adults who can have an impact by their work or position in society on the artistic environment and the chances for children to develop their artistic skills and talents.

Innovative and generous

Artistic research goes hand in hand with the care for a varied audience. STORMOPKOMST strives to provide the right framework for each art piece and a good understanding for the audience. The platform devotes a great deal of attention to the creation of an inviting and stimulating context for the experience of art wherin exploration, imagination and connection are in focus. Opposed to the strong mediatised child culture, STORMOPKOMST promotes the endurance of researched and shared artistic experiences. STORMOPKOMST is commited to reach children and families from different cultures and social - economic backgrounds.

Laboratory, all year long

STORMOPKOMST is a laboratory for artistic developments, arts educative frameworks and cross-sectural synergies. Via creation assignments and during residences or ateliers artists are stimulated to share their artistic research with children.

Regional anchorage, broad Flemish embedding, international ambitions

STORMOPKOMST combines a solid regional anchorage with a broad embedding in the Flemish art field and international ambitions. For the creation and presentation of innovative, artistic work for, by and with children, STORMOPKOMST works together with art organisations and individual artists from Flanders and beyond. In the longer trajectories STORMOPKOMST challenges itself to excercise its societal rol als child arts organisations at a maximum by a fased and practice-orientated cooperation process.

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