agenda

Upcoming:

9.12.2019 // Working Group Racism&Sexism in Art Education

Following several conversations concerning Racism&Sexism in Art Education, Engagement will organize a meeting to work and strategize around the topic. If you would like to attend, please confirm your presence: contact@engagementarts.be

We will provide soup, bread and spreads. If you come by train, Engagement can reimburse your ticket.

Register at contact@engagementarts.be

18-21h @Level Five - rue Paul Devaux 3, 1000 Brussels

16.12.2019 // Gathering Gent

meeting to discuss and document sexism, racism, (sexual) harassment and power abuse within the art education and industry in Gent

19h-21h Kunsthal Gent, Lange Steenstraat 14, 9000 Gent

Open for all genders

20.12.2019 // Gathering Brussels + Zine Launch !

Our second zine is ready and will soon be in print. Join us for the launch and an end of the year celebration. Let’s talk about future action over some drinks and snacks!

19h @ Level Five - rue Paul Devaux 3, 1000 Brussels

Past:

20.11.2019 // Gathering Brussels

This is an open meeting to discuss the ongoing projects, during this meeting we’ll update about the Fall-projects and the possible involvment in them.

19h-21h @RoSa, Rue de la Senne 30

26-30.11.2019 // circles on male identities (conversation)

20.30h @ Beursschouwburg Auguste Ortsstraat 20/28, 1000 Brussel

Inspired by Bell Hooks' book The Will to Change - Men, Masculinity and Love, Hugo Mega, with the support of Engagement and Beursschouwburg, will facilitate four circles discussing the necessity of men's mental and emotional well-being in today’s society.

This series is open to people who identify as men.

Organised in the framework of the Re/defining Masculinities Week More info HERE

28.11.2019 // Our correspondances, public discussion (Dutch)

20 – 23h @ Kunsthal Gent, Lange Steenstraat 14, 9000 Gent

Naar aanleiding van protestactie #smakistestil gaan actievoerders samen in gesprek. Iedereen die zich betrokken voelt is welkom. Kan en moet een museum een onderscheid maken tussen de kunstenaar en zijn of haar werk, tussen ethiek en esthetiek? Wat is wenselijk? Zijn er grenzen aan wat een museum kan tonen, en hoe? Wat is de rol van een museum wanneer het weet heeft van kwesties van seksuele intimidatie in relatie tot een kunstenaar die ze tentoonstellen?

Graag uw komst bevestigen via: whataboutourcorrespondence@gmail.com event on fb

3.11.2019 // collective Zine atelier

10.30-17h @ Level Five - rue Paul Devaux 3, 1000 Brussels

After the successful publication of our first zine, Engagement is ready to start the process of its next zine!! Please join this Sunday for a collective work of feminist editing!

10.10.2019 // Quota+ shadow cabinet meeting

In light of our new government and cultural minister, we would like to situate the discussion on quota and shadow cabinet strategically and anticipate future challenges.

19h-21h @RoSa, Rue de la Senne 30

14.10.2019 // Gathering Brussels

This is an open meeting to discuss the ongoing projects and the possible involvment in them.

19h-21h @RoSa, Rue de la Senne 30

Corallab // open call for participation!

Corallabs is a series of labs on social choreography, movement, feminist pedagogies and methodologies. Corallabs is a research experience involving a stable group of people linked to the performing arts and beyond that meets during two afternoons for five months (one weekend a month) from October to March.

DATES CORALLAB 2019-2020

October 25th and 26th, November 29th and 30th, December 13th and 14th, January 17th and 18th, February 14th and 15th, March, sharing of the materials in a venue in Brussels.

More info HERE Open for all genders, please apply here labs@engagementarts.be

03.09.2019 // Gathering Brussels

This is an open meeting to discuss the ongoing projects and the possible involvment in them.

19h-21h @RoSa, Rue de la Senne 30

7.08.2019 //Hot Bodies Choir by Gerald Kurdian – skill share

What/who is this choir?? The HOT BODIES CHOIR gather queer, LGBTIEA+ and feminist individuals around writing and choir singing practices. In this frame, the participants exchange experiences and ideas inspired by the reading of queer-feminist manifestos (such as Scum Manifesto - Valérie Solanas, Cyborg Manifesto - Donna Haraway, etc.) and work together towards the collective writing of revolutionary texts.

15h-18h @Artist-Commons (above Bonnefooi Cafe), Rue des Pierres 8, 1000 Brussels

Open for all genders, please register at contact@engagementarts.be

12.06.2019 // Closed meeting with idependent ombudsduo

This is an closed meeting between the Engagement-linked confidantes and Viktor Van de Veken. If you would like to join, send a message to contact@engaementarts.be

18h-20h @RoSa, Rue de la Senne 30

22.05.2019 // Gathering Brussels

This is an open meeting to discuss the ongoing projects and the possible involvement in them.

19h-21h @RoSa, Rue de la Senne 30

Open for all genders

23.05.2019 + 6.06.2019 // Male identities – a circle

"In these facilitated meetings, we will learn tools to express, reflect, and support ourselves and each other into raising a new awareness of manhood into the world. Let us gather and co-create a new community of man for all men.” The circle is hosted by Hugo Mega.

This meeting is open to all people who identify as men.

19h - 21h @RoSa, Rue de la Senne 30

More info HERE

27.05.2019 // Gathering Gent

6th meeting to discuss and document sexism, racism, (sexual) harassment and power abuse within the art education and industry in Gent

19h-21h @Kunsthal – Lange Steenstraat 14, 9000 Gent

Open for all genders

2.06.2019 //MANADA (herd) by Azahara Ubera – skill share

Manada is a tool-box of feminist methodologies that is activated with different groups and situations, in workshops, laboratories, exhibitions and in hybrid spaces to create and collaborate in the creation of collective knowledge through a technological, transfeminist and posthumanistic approach to the body, voice and in conversations.

12h-15h @Artist-Commons (above Bonnefooi Cafe), Rue des Pierres 8, 1000 Brussels

Open for all genders, please register at contact@engagementarts.be

More info HERE

2.06.2019 // Collective ZINE launch

Koreografi (NO), This Container (SE/BE) and Engagement would like to invite you to a collective Launch of our sister projects. Engagement will launch their first zine, This Container their 7th edition and Koreografi will present two publications. In gathering the three publication initiatives we open a conversation on feminist strategies for self-publication within dance practice.

16h - 18.30h @Rile (Level Five)- 3 Rue Paul Devaux, 1000 Brussels

5.05.2019 // Collective Editing Atelier Engagement Zine

Following our open call for contributions for 'zine content', we are now organizing an atelier! The idea is that we will collectively shape and make the zine in one day. Feminist + Fun + Experiment!!

Register at contact@engagementarts.be

10.30-17h @Level Five - rue Paul Devaux 3, 1000 Brussels

28.04.2019 // SKILL SHARE: Hack The (Nervous) System by Xiri Tara Noir

Based on the idea that our bodies are self healing, but nevertheless often socialized to be self destructive, we will in this lab be working towards developing tools and techniques for sensing when its the time to care for, protect or defend ourselves in specific situations. We will look at how our nervous system is also connected to a bigger system of nervous systems, such as other individuals (being human or non human), and to our communities and larger environment. We will work with inherited memory and looking into ways of hacking our messed up habits. Translating this knowledge into a collective body, we will also examine how to use our developed tools in the constellation of the body of an institution, of a collective, of a group, and in relation to the non-human world.

The Skill Share is inclusive and open to all genders and bodies, but encourages individuals who identify or have been identified as female to participate. The work doesn’t require any experience neither as as dancer/mover or in an artist or activist environment. Just come as you are and with clothes that you feel comfortable and can move in. SKILLSHARE was created to redistribute knowledge and expertise throughout the arts community in Brussels and is financed by Engagement.

Register at contact@engagementarts.be

15h - 18h @ Artist Commons - Rue des Pierres 6, Brussels

24.04.2019 // Focus meeting education

Engagement, in collaboration with Subjective Mapping (a research coordinated by Anissa Boujdaini and Ilse Ghekiere), has recently organized several meetings with art students on the topic sexism and racism in education. Meanwhile La Permanence has been active to bring this discussion to the French-speaking community. In this focus meeting on education, we would like to bring together these conversations and consider ways in which we could join forces. Teaching allies are very welcome to join!

19h - 21h @RoSa, Rue de la Senne 30

10.04.2019 // Zine: call for contributions + meeting

10-11.30h @Level Five - rue Paul Devaux 3, 1000 Brussels

To enter call Ilse: +32486567024

Engagement decided to work on a series of zines!! This is our first meeting. If you want to contribute with a text, interview, illustrations or blurb ---> contact@engagementarts.be

03.04.2019 // Gathering Brussels

This is an open meeting to discuss the ongoing projects and the possible involvment in them.

19h-21h @RoSa, Rue de la Senne 30

Open for all genders

20.03.2019 // Gathering Brussels

This meeting is to discuss the future of ENGAGEMENT, join us to think on the budget and it's allocation to different ongoing projects.

19h-21h @RoSa, Rue de la Senne 30

Open for all genders

25.03.2019 // Gathering Gent

5th meeting to discuss and document sexism, racism, (sexual) harassment and power abuse within the art education and industry in Gent

19h-21h @Curatorial Seminar Space at the 1st floor of KASK – Jozef Kluyskensstraat 2, 9000 Gent.

Open for all genders

26.03.2019 // Slotmoment D.I.T.

A presentation of the projects who have been supported by D.I.T Kunstenpunt, ENGAGEMENT will give a short presentation of it's activities.

14h @Beursschouwburg, A. Ortsstraat 20-28, 1000 Brussels

Open for all genders

06.03.2019 // Gathering Brussels

Anniversary Meeting! We’ll gather as usually, and will go out for a drink afterwards.

19h @RoSa, Rue de la Senne 30

Open for all genders

08.03.2019 // woman's day // strike

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Today is International Women's Day. In solidarity with all the people who identify as female and who experience daily injustice in a world that is still dominated by patriarchal logics, I strike.

24.02.2019 // SKILLSHARE

Free workshops for the Engagement community with Tessa Martin + Nelle Hens - Body Work

15h to 18h @Artist Commons (above Bonnefooi) Rue des Pierres 8, 1000 Brussels

More info HERE

Open to people of all genders, please register at contact@engagementarts.be

21.02.2019 // Gathering Brussels

Regular meeting for Engagement Community

19h @RoSa, Rue de la Senne 30

Open for all genders

10.02.2019 // SKILLSHARE // Free workshops for the Engagement community

Free workshops for the Engagement community with Hadewig Kras - Voice Work

15h to 18h @Artist Commons (above Bonnefooi) Rue des Pierres 8, 1000 Brussels

More info HERE

Open to people of all genders, please register at contact@engagementarts.be

30.01.2019 // Gathering Brussels

Gathering and testimony collecting

19:00h @Rosa, rue de la Sennestraat 30, 1000 Brussel

Open for all genders

28.01.2019 // Gathering Antwerp

What: Together with Murmur, we are organising our first open meeting in Antwerp.

WP ZIMMER, Gasstraat 90, 2060 Antwerpen

Open for all genders

Between December 2017 and January 2018, Engagement organised more than 20 community meetings. The archiving of our meetings starts here.