Because culture is an ‘essential’ activity.
Because culture is a necessity for the emancipation of each individual and citizen.
Because culture brings people together in a period when division is rife.
Because culture builds social relations.
Because culture is a field that provides employment for tens of thousands.
Because culture is more than just museums.
Because we need each other.
Because of all these reasons BOZAR participates in Still Standing for Culture, a show of solidarity on February 20 with everyone and every sector hit by the pandemic and/or the way it is being handled.
Join the national campaign Shoes and Choose by leaving a pair of shoes on the wooden terrace installation Bas Smets at BOZAR, in the rue Baron Hortastraat (or outside one of the other participating cultural institutions). As a symbol for all the musicians, technicians, artists and audience members absent from our concerts, film screenings, theatre and dance performances. To advocate for handling the corona crisis that takes into account the social, psychosocial and economic risks, rights and freedom.
On February 20, Still Standing for Culture wants to plead the case for the full, fast and safe reopening of the entire cultural sector.