— the festival

Every two years, europalia compiles a diverse artistic programme focusing on a country or a theme. For four months, in Belgium and its neighbouring countries, europalia, in collaboration with a wide network of cultural partners, presents a biennial with a myriad of artistic and socio-cultural projects that bring together visual arts, performing arts, film, music, literature and debate to stimulate an exchange of ideas. Newly commissioned projects and artistic residencies hold a central place in the programme, which engenders a unique interaction between heritage and art.

Exploring new perspectives, the exhibitions and events bring together renowned and lesser-known artists and artworks in a festival that combines tradition and artistic experimentation.

Europalia aims to promote intercultural and intergenerational exchanges as well as research, reflection and creation. In addition, europalia contributes to a public dialogue by offering a wide and widely accessible range of talks, workshops and conferences, which frame the art historical context and current developments per edition. Learn more about our history.

This autumn, europalia dedicates an arts festival to Georgia!