First and foremost, a local cultural institution
The Cultural Centre of Anderlecht maintains close ties with the different socio-cultural partners - neighbourhood communities, street educators, community charities, schools... - as well as with their target audience.
Escale du Nord’s aim is to offer its expertise to local partners, performance arts and creativity, in the broad sense of the term, as well as to those focused on promoting culture. Whatever the nature of this expertise, the Cultural Centre follows a very high standard.
The programme of the Cultural Centre is renewed every 4 years. The current period, from January 2010 to December 2013, covers five main axes :
Enhance performing arts
All publics (schools, families, seniors,...) are invited to share in the spectacle of performance arts at varied time slots throughout the day. The Cultural Centre has at its disposal the Espace Maurice Carême;
Support for artistic creation and citizen participation
Anderlecht’s Cultural Centre provides support to local professional artists, innovative artistic projects, creations born from community associations and amateur artist companies;
Promote cultural activities for children and teenagers
In particular through the backing of youth projects and through the creation of a Youth Cultural Council;
Encourage local culture development
Many events take place during key moments of Anderlecht’s French Community calendar year. Public space and the constituency’s heritage are regularly featured;
Develop public communication on the multitude of local artistic events
Information regarding the cultural activities organised by the municipality are expressed to the public via a the quarterly « Stoemp de Cultures » and the monthly « Anderlecht contact ».
Escale du Nord is a cultural exchange centre. Set up in the historical heart of Anderlecht, it is located close to the Saint-Pierre-et-Guidon college and the house of Erasmus.
The Coordination of Cultural Centres in Brussels went to meet Vincent Bouzin, Director of the Escale du Nord Cultural Centre in Anderlecht.