Beursschouwburg has a new director

Beursschouwburg has a new director

From 15 September, Melat Gebeyaw Nigussie (1991) will be the new general and artistic director of Beursschouwburg. She will follow on from Tom Bonte, who announced his departure last January. Due to the coronavirus crisis, the succession procedure has taken longer than originally planned. The appointment of Melat Gebeyaw Nigussie marks the final decision.

Over the past few years Nigussie worked as a projector coordinator for BOZAR, focusing her efforts predominantly on creating an inclusive and participative programme. As an opinion maker, she has written on the topics of diversity and gender for various media outlets.

“I look forward to braving these challenging times together with the team and developing a new chapter in Beursschouwburg’s pioneering history.” - Melat Gebeyaw Nigussie

Beursschouwburg also welcomes a new financial administrator, Ellen De Bin (1983), who previously served in this function for Meg Stuart/Damaged Goods.

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Beursschouwburg is a multidisciplinary center for arts and reflection, an open meeting place strongly anchored in Brussels’ reality. Here we embrace the local, the global and the glocal. 

Beursschouwburg functions as a platform to present and develop a wide array of art practices and research, as a  support and experimentation network for artists, collectives and thinkers; a hub that questions normativity and welcomes new narratives.

Together with collaborators, we co-create programs that ignite fruitful encounters between different audiences, forms and genres, between art and everyday life, between the emerging and the established, between urgency and joy.

Auguste Ortsstraat 20-28
1000 Brussel