The youth is the city is the youth

Ghent International Festival’ or GIF, for short, returns for its second edi­ti­on in April 2024. Cultural part­ners from across the city join for­ces for this mul­ti­dis­ci­pli­na­ry fes­ti­val. They show­ca­se high-pro­fi­le work of their own, but also join for­ces to rea­li­se uni­que pro­jects and bring inter­na­ti­o­nal artists to Ghent. 

This time, young peo­p­le are cen­tral to the DNA of the GIF pro­gram­me. Not coin­ci­den­tal­ly, Ghent is also European Youth Capital in 2024. GIF show­ca­ses work by young cre­a­tors, artists wor­king with child­ren and young peo­p­le as well as artists addres­sing the ques­ti­on of what it means to be young. Expect to see per­for­man­ces, on and off sta­ge, with local and inter­na­ti­o­nal artists and scat­te­red across the city. Expect per­for­man­ces and instal­la­ti­ons that trans­cend the ordi­na­ry, sti­mu­la­te the ima­gi­na­ti­on and give Ghent a thril­ling twist. Don’t miss Building Castles in the Sky’, a pro­ject in which Gouvernement trans­la­tes the spa­ti­al desi­res of a young gene­ra­ti­on into artis­tic works throug­hout the city.

GIF recom­mends for all infor­ma­ti­on on visi­ting the City of Ghent. 

VIERNULVIER, CAMPO, KOPERGIETERY, NTGent, Opera Ballet Vlaanderen, S.M.A.K., Gouvernement & Kunsthal Gent. GIF is part of the cul­tu­ral pro­gram of the Belgian EU Presidency.

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