GIF - GHENT INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL

The city is the platform. The platform is the city.

GHENT INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL

The city is the platform.
The platform is the city.

GIF is a biennial festival of contemporary arts. Inside and outside, on and off stage. We invite you to embrace the unexpected in a public context, tailored to the city of Ghent. An invitation to place imagination at the forefront of the social discourse; imagination that is, by definition, multi-voiced. To achieve this, we work together with the most diverse artists and partners. Because a day without artistic rapture is a lost day.


Six partners join forces for a new festival: CAMPO, KOPERGIETERY, NTGent, Opera Ballet Vlaanderen, S.M.A.K. and Voo?uit. With this initiative we pay tribute to the cultural dynamics in our city, in a way that befits Ghent, in a tradition of openness and solidarity. GIF focuses on connecting the dots: between the stage and the street, between generations, between the city center and the neighborhoods... 


Expect to see familiar and new names, art that pushes the boundaries, projects in which daily life resonates. Because every form of inspiration is something to cherish. Welcome to GIF, our ode to imagination in, for and with Ghent!

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GIF, een samenwerking tussen Voo?uit, CAMPO, KOPERGIETERY, NTGent, Opera Ballet Vlaanderen & S.M.A.K.