Since 1969, EUROPALIA has been organizing art biennales around changing host countries. For four months, a multidisciplinary programme presents hundreds of artistic events throughout Belgium and other European countries. EUROPALIA addresses a broad European audience with exhibitions as well as performing arts, music, literature, conferences and cinema. Both renowned artists and up-and-coming talent play an important role. In addition to heritage, the festival also focuses on the contemporary art scene, with particular attention to new creations and exchanges between artists from the host country and Europe.
In its events, EUROPALIA also attends to young people and tries to offer insights that are free of Eurocentrism. The festival encourages an open dialogue between cultures.
EUROPALIA initiates sustainable collaborations between artistic partners. Via an international network, the festival projects travel both within and outside of Europe.
For its next edition, EUROPALIA has chosen not a country but a contemporary theme: the train. EUROPALIA TRAINS will open in October 2021.