Watou 2022: Sense of Place

The city of Poperinge, inspirator Koen Vanmechelen and the curators of the Watou Arts Festival, James Putnam and Michaël Vandebril, give us a first glimpse of Watou 2022. This edition focuses on interconnectedness, on interaction between the village and the artists, on the interplay between art and poetry.

Open call for Watou 2023

After a first edition of Patchwork in 2021, the project will continue in the summer of 2022 as an invitation to each artist to participate in Watou 2023 from their own perspective on the village. During ‘Patchwork’ different artists explore how Watou as a village and as a community can connect with the artists and vice versa. Interested artists can register through an open call to participate in this project and apply for Watou Arts Festival 2023. Registration will be open as from 1 March and will run until 25 April 2022.

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Watou Arts Festival from 2 July to 4 september 2022

May the countdown begin!

The City of Poperinge is enthusiastically looking forward to the next edition of the Watou Arts Festival. From Saturday 2 July to Sunday 4 September 2022, the border village and its unique surroundings will once again be under the spell of poetry and visual arts.

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‘Watou 2021’ invites you

The city of Poperinge and the curators of the Watou Arts Festival, Benedicte Goesaert, Chantal Pattyn and Peter Verhelst already cast a first glance on ‘Watou 2021’.

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