Arts & Society
From 1986 to 1989, Bernard Foccroulle was the chair of Jeunesses Musicales (Youth & Music) in Belgium (Communauté Française). This organization, now spread internationally, was first created in Belgium and France in 1940.
In 1989, he co-founded in Brussels the Festival Ars Musica, dedicated to contemporary music. www.arsmusica.be
From 1992 to 2007, Bernard Foccroulle was general director of La Monnaie, the Brussels Opera-House.
In 1993, he founded “Culture et Démocratie”, a Belgian organization that has been since working for reinforcing the place of arts and culture in the society.
In 1995, together with Liebermann, he founded RESEO, a European Network of Education Departments in the field of opera and dance.
In 2001, he co-founded Opera Europa, and became vice-chairman (2001-2005) and chairman (2005-2009). This network brought together some 35 European opera-houses in 2001, and expanded rapidly up to more than 200 members in 2019.
In 2004, Bernard Foccroule wrote a text entitled “For a Europe based on its culture” and launched an Appeal that was signed by a hundred of prestigious European artists and directors of cultural institutions.
From 2007 to 2018, he was general director of the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence.
In 2009, he co-founded enoa, the European Network of Opera Academies. Until 2018, he chaired this network that brings together some 13 institutions throughout Europe. See www.enoa-community.com
In 2012, he co-founded medinea, a Euro-Mediterranean network of cultural institutions. He chaired that network until 2018. See medinea-community.com
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