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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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Meet the jury of Patchwork

The City of Poperinge launched the open call Patchwork on February 1, an open investigation into Watou 3.0, under the curatorship of Koen Vanmechelen. Meet the jury of Patchwork.

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Patchwork, an open investigation into Watou 3.0

The City of Poperinge is looking forward to the 40th edition of the Watou Arts Festival in the summer of 2021, while at the same time considering the future of the festival. The ‘Patchwork’ initiative is an open research into Watou 3.0. An open call is launched for participation in this unique research project under the curatorship of Koen Vanmechelen.

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Watou Arts Festival from 3 July to 5 September

The City of Poperinge is enthusiastically and hopefully looking forward to the 40th edition of the Watou Arts Festival in 2021. Lovers of visual arts, poetry and open spaces are once again welcome in the border village and its unique environment from Saturday, 3 July, to Sunday, 5 September.

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