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The National Lottery gets Bozar moving

Every year without fail the National Lottery is one of Bozar's biggest financial supporters, thanks to the lottery players. But 2021 was not just another year. With the support of our partners, we were able to reopen, stay open, and give our audience what they had been waiting so long for. In particular, the National Lottery helped us to give an added boost to two great projects: the David Hockney double exhibition and the start of the '21-'22 music season.

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Let’s get things moving: a lively musical season

Movement is the key word at the Centre for Fine Arts this season. With a musical programme full of famous names and new discoveries, young talent and established artists, Bozar has already enjoyed a great first half to the season. Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Grigory Sokolov and Wynton Marsalis are just some of the names who have graced the stage at Bozar so far. Once again music was able to touch, inspire and move us.


“It is heart-warming to see how our visitors are once again enjoying culture to the full. After a long winter hibernation for culture imposed by Covid, and the added misfortune of the Bozar roof fire, it is again clear that an active experience of art and culture really matters. Our David Hockney exhibition continues to break visitor records and audiences have been returning to our concert halls. We want to extend our heartfelt thanks to the National Lottery for its extra support for these two highly valued projects." Sophie Lauwers, General Director Bozar


David Hockney: an ode to life

‘Love life.’ That was David Hockney’s message when he personally opened his exhibition at Bozar. David Hockney: Works from the Tate Collection, 1954-2017 takes us on a journey through the varied work of this British artist, from a misty day in Yorkshire in the monumental Bigger Trees Near Warter, to his most colourful double portraits. The second section, David Hockney: The Arrival of Spring in Normandy, 2020, presents his most recent work, the iPad drawings he made during the first lockdown.


"The modern lottery was invented 580 years ago in Bruges, with the successful concept spreading rapidly across the globe. The National Lottery sees itself as the proud successor of this initiative - a modern organisation with solid roots, which has been offering games of chance for the past 87 years, always exercising the greatest responsibility and respect for its players. It is thanks to our lottery players that every year we are able to support more than 500 good causes and thereby contribute every day to a better and more caring society."  Jannie Haek, CEO National Lottery