Gouvernement is an interdependent artistic workspace and cultural platform in central Ghent; a project appealing to a variety of people and disciplines, always emphasizing cross-fertilization, trial & error and the unexpected.
Besides public events organised by partners, artists or the organisation itself, Gouvernement provides several residencies (Internen, atelier and Vooruit residencies), both on the short and long term.
Internen is a residency program focused on research, experiment and leaving behind comfort zones. Participants are granted 4 weeks of in-depth investigation in an embryonic process. Be it very first steps or off-track manoeuvres, the accent lies on development rather than result.
partnerships and alliances
Gouvernement actively invests in meaningful collaborative projects and thoughtful, high quality partnerships with, for example, Kunstencentrum Vooruit, CAMPO, Beursschouwburg, art academies in and outside Ghent and other cultural organisations. Gouvernement aims to question, research and explore new ways of developing and presenting contemporary art, multidisciplinary interactions and art practice.
With Vooruit, Gouvernement monthly organises off-the-grid performances, hors catégorie concerts and promising projects with local and international artists.
Gouvernement is also supported by the Flemish Governement.
Gouverneur, the blonde barley beer brewed by Gouvernement, is now available at Vooruit Café, Campo Victoria and Campo Nieuwpoort.
production & photography
contact & location
9000 Gent, Belgium