Gouvernement is a nomadic platform grown out of the eponymous arts centre formerly based in Ghent. Focussed on supporting a diverse range of makers in their early stage trajectories, it emphasises cross-disciplinarity and cherishes a trial-and-error-approach. Regardless of where it operates from, by setting up broad collaborations Gouvernement aims to explore made-to-measure ways of artistic development and presentation.

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Night Shift

Night Shift is a nomadic project creating an artistic playground in an established art organisation or institution. Artists from different disciplines can present work in an informal setting and make collective use of the eclectic, public platform provided by Gouvernement and the partners involved. As actions and interventions succeed each other swiftly, they intertwine and interconnect with the building, the public and each other.

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Nomadic Workspace for New Masters is a residency programme fully dedicated to the (individual) artists, their practice and their needs for development. With the artists as its principal compass, every residency is made according to the particular requirements expressed by the artists in order to offer them the appropriate support.


Nele Keukelier – general coordination 
Vincent Focquetproject coordinator Night Shift
Marie Umuhoza – project & communication associate Night Shift






Bram Van Oostveldt, Klaartje Oerlemans, Kristof Blom, Simon Baetens, Elsemieke Scholte, Lise Thomas en Lies Vanborm



Gouvernement thoughtfully invests in meaningful collaborative projects and valuable partnerships, as every project has its specific needs. Besides our long-term partnership with Arts Centre VIERNULVIER, Opera Ballet Vlaanderen, KASK and IOA (International Opera Academy) we collaborate on a temporary base with CAMPO, Beursschouwburg, De Studio, de t h e a t e r m a k e r, Decoratelier, NTGent, Kaap, Toneelhuis, Kaaitheater, Theaterfestival, TAZ, Larf!, Kopergietery, Kunsthal Gent, SKI, Mais Quelle Chanson, LUCA School of Arts…


In October 2017, Gouvernement published After the Midst, a multi-layered visual and textual interpretation of HOOGTIJ/laagtij, Gouvernement’s performance-festival on rituals of celebration. Order your copy –>


After the Midst (APE-092)
Jelle Martens & Raimundas Malašauskas
17 x 24 cm, 160 p, ills colour, paperback, English
ISBN 9789490800703
design: Jelle Martens

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