Netwerk

Netwerk already had an established educational partnership with the Academy of Aalst at the beginning of the project. However new contacts were made and partnerships established with schools including Dames Van Maria, Atheneum Ninove, SMI Aalst and Sint Jozefs College. Groups visiting Netwerk took part in guided exhibition tours, gallery talks, workshops and film screenings. Teachers were invited to a guided tour to get to know the organisation and to give their opinions on what makes a successful schools programme. Netwerk also developed a project with a local secondary school called Young Birds. 60 students visited the organisation several times to discuss contemporary art, attend an artist led workshop and to create an event inspired by the exhibition. During this process exhibiting artists helped the young people to develop their ideas.