About Bozar

Let’s get to know each other. Find out about our mission and vision, and take a trip through our rich history.

Who we are

Legal Organisation

The Centre for Fine Arts is a limited company of public law with a social purpose. Find out about its legal status and how it operates.

Partners

Bozar is a result of constantly evolving collaborations developed through contributions, support, and trust.

Financial Model

Bozar ensures its financial equilibrium thanks to public subsidies, partnerships, philanthropic donations and income from sales and rentals.

Annual Reports

Get an overview of the most important aspects of Bozar's artistic and cultural season with the help of our annual reports.

History

Discover the history of the Brussels Centre for Fine Arts, a major cultural venue and architectural masterpiece by Victor Horta, open since 1928.

The Building

The design and construction of the Centre for Fine Arts were a challenge for Belgian architecture in the early 20th century.

Missions

Bozar, the Centre for Fine Arts’ cultural project, offers a dynamic and diversified cultural programme of concerts and exhibitions: a multidisciplinary approach in which debates, theatre, cinema, literature and other disciplines meet to reflect on the connections between art and society.

Ciné-concert des UFA Films Nights

A multidisciplinary project

Image de l'exposition Hacktivate the City

An intersectoral project

Photo d'ambiance du public dans le Hall Horta

Four pillars

Vision

The Centre for Fine Arts aims to be a European cultural centre, anchored in the 21st century, with a novel and innovative view of society, a laboratory of ideas attuned to society’s current and future challenges. In the coming decade, Bozar aims to embody change, and contribute to seven major and evolving societal challenges.

Enfants dans le Palais à l'occasion des Family Days

Heritage and creation

Portrait d'une femme portant un casque de réalité virtuelle

Science and research

Public assistant à un concert de United Music of Brussels

City and citizenship

Illustration du Palais

Europe as a cultural space

Jeunes portant l'inscription To be to live to respect sur leurs vêtements

Diversity and inclusion

Singing Brussels

Art and well-being

Art and environment

Educational projects and programmes

Concertzaal voor scholieren

Schools

Kinderen knutselen

Families and children

Gids praat tegen bezoekers

Guides and cultural mediators

Kinderen op het podium gooien enthousiast hun armen in de lucht

Participative projects

Artists and professional programmes

studiotopia

STUDIOTOPIA

An event organised by the Mahmoud Darwich Chair on the terrace overlooking the Place des Palais

Mahmoud Darwish Chair

Irakli Sabekia in front of his work ‘Voicing Borders’, an installation mixing art and technology, addressing the issue of the Georgian territories occupied by the Russian invasion. Starts Prize ’20. Speculating on the Future through Art and Science. Exhibition at BOZAR, Brussels, 2020.

S+T+ARTS = Science, Technology and the Arts