MUSIC – CINEMA – photography – DESIGN – gastronomy – BOOK - MAPPING – ANIMATION – FILM – COMICS – CONTEMPORARY DANCE - VISUAL ARTS – street art - FASHION –
Nationa(a)l is back with a brand new concept presenting Belgian talents & creative experiences
By producing this event we would like to offer our Belgian CREATIVE ENTREPRENEURS:
THE 2018 EDITION
1 building, 4 floors, more than 100 artists, 3000 square meters, 25000 visitors
SUPERMARKET - Discover & Buy
A pop-up conceptual supermarket dedicated to the sale of Belgian creative goods &
experiences and a unique showcase of talents. It displays all creative disciplines as if
they were commodities and proposes an unlimited offer of works of art, or at least artifacts
that represent works of art (cup, bag, chair, dvd, book, tile, photo, and much more).
GALLERY - Admire & Collect
An ephemeral exhibition space to discover unique works of art, projects, products and
ideas (design, painting, sculpture, art installations, …) on more than 500 square meters.
LAB - Support & Develop
An open space for creative entrepreneurs to present their works in progress (prototypes,
scripts, music, models) and share them with artists, creative startups,
investors, founding researchers, incubator’s platforms and curious minds…
Speed business dating & product presentation sessions will be organized
UNEXPECTED BAR - Taste & Enjoy
A place to spend time with friends, meet people, assist to concerts, art or dance performances,
film screenings and many other happenings.
Nationa(a)l celebrates the Belgian creativity with a vivid programme and visual experiences:
- The « Belgian Creative Renaissance »
Nationa(a)l launches a unique and powerful production that unveils the Belgian Creative Renaissance through an exceptional living showcase of our creativity and talents. It will take place simultaneously on all the building’s stages, including happenings, performances, concerts, fashion shows, gastronomic experiences, digital performances for a total immersive 3-hour show
- A SPECIAL NATIONA(A)L PROGRAMMATION.
Nationa(a)l launches an annexed programme of concerts, art & dance performances,
film screenings and happenings that will be introduced live by our ambassadors
and to discover during the whole festival in the different stages of the building.
Nationa(a)l aims at promoting Belgian creative talent. To apply, you need to meet at least one of the following criteria:
1) Being Belgian
2) Having completed studies in a Belgian art school or academy
3) Collaborate with a Belgian artist
4) Being established in Belgium for at least 5 years