cult! (formerly VVC) is the network organization and advocate for culture houses in Flanders and Brussels.
cult! promotes, supports, defends and connects 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. cult! informs, advises, stimulates and inspires culture houses today and in the future.
cult! would not exist without its members. cult! 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. Houses big and small, 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 colors.
cult! follows the international scene. cult! stimulates its members to keep an eye on and broaden their international contacts. International prospecting, contacts and cooperation enrich local cultural life. It supported the initiative to create the ENCC in order to strengthen international dialogue between cultural centers. cult! is also a member of Culture Action Europe (CAE).