CULT! — the Flemish network of cultural houses, expert in cultural policy!
cult! (formerly VVC) is the network organisation that advocates for culture houses in Flanders and Brussels. They promote, support, defend and connect these open houses in their diversity and dynamism. In an ever-changing social context, cult! is looking for targeted solutions to collective challenges together with its members and partners. They inform, advise, stimulate and inspire culture houses today and in the future. cult! would not exist without its members: the organisation connects a broad, diverse and dynamic network of locally embedded culture houses that spread around Flanders and Brussels. Houses with many rooms who spread art and culture beyond their walls in the community. Big and small houses, houses that are part of a bigger complex. Old, new, high, low, monumental or outstanding in simplicity. Houses with both feet in society, detecting needs. Houses that are shaped through and by the local community, stimulating talent and supporting or facilitating cultural development. All with their own identity and with one communal goal: to stimulate creativity and participation and help live, discover and taste art and culture in all its forms and colours. Last but not least, cult! follows the international scene: they stimulate their members to keep an eye on and broaden their international contacts. International prospecting, contacts and cooperation enrich local cultural life. They actually supported the initiative of creating the ENCC in order to strengthen international dialogue between cultural centres, and they are member of Culture Action Europe (CAE).
Main expertise: Cultural policy