#132: Things will always look weird when you’re the first doing it.|#53: Immaterial support for artists is important.|#65: No excuses: Thursday morning, team meeting.|#33: We will ensure work by female artists and curators make up at least 50% of our programme each year.|#82: Clean and sterile looks professional, but really boring.|#39: Be the early stepping stone in an artist’s career|#137: Use the publication as programming space|#62: Be kind. Full dishwasher: empty it.|#25: Never ask the artist to just present their work, ask them to co-create and co-organise the space.|#40: Follow the artist|#37: Operate with radical transparency.|#54: What about disabled artists?|#10: Don’t be obsessed with numbers.|#51: How do we invite the true unknown?|#87: Always keep in mind there is something really special about being in a room that is 19 meters tall.|#81: Things come alive when there is friction.|#16: Kunsthal Gent will always be a construction site.|#6: Demand that visitors are active.|#61: No all male install teams.|#29: We make the program for the artist that we exhibit.|#92: We’re a learning organisation.|#19: Have fun at the exhibition.|#58: Kunsthal Gent is a monument. If you plan to drill a hole, contact Tomas first.|#30: Don’t work with artists who are assholes.|#98: The success of it will not lie in the result but in the process.|#132: Things will always look weird when you’re the first doing it.|#53: Immaterial support for artists is important.|#65: No excuses: Thursday morning, team meeting.|#33: We will ensure work by female artists and curators make up at least 50% of our programme each year.|#82: Clean and sterile looks professional, but really boring.|#39: Be the early stepping stone in an artist’s career|#137: Use the publication as programming space|#62: Be kind. Full dishwasher: empty it.|#25: Never ask the artist to just present their work, ask them to co-create and co-organise the space.|#40: Follow the artist|#37: Operate with radical transparency.|#54: What about disabled artists?|#10: Don’t be obsessed with numbers.|#51: How do we invite the true unknown?|#87: Always keep in mind there is something really special about being in a room that is 19 meters tall.|#81: Things come alive when there is friction.|#16: Kunsthal Gent will always be a construction site.|#6: Demand that visitors are active.|#61: No all male install teams.|#29: We make the program for the artist that we exhibit.|#92: We’re a learning organisation.|#19: Have fun at the exhibition.|#58: Kunsthal Gent is a monument. If you plan to drill a hole, contact Tomas first.|#30: Don’t work with artists who are assholes.|#98: The success of it will not lie in the result but in the process.|
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SUSTAINABILITY
  • All catering at Kunsthal Gent is vegetarian.
  • Our water tap from Robinetto saves beverage containers and takes trucks out of traffic.
  • Coffee beans are produced Fair Trade and CO2-neutral (CO2Logic Certified).
  • Printing paper with both of these labels only: Der Blaue Engel and EU Ecolabel.
  • Flyers and posters are printed on 100% recycled paper and produced CO2-neutral.
  • We promote train and car-sharing whenever possible for transport and production.
  • We work as much as possible with recycled and second-hand material (refuse → reduce → reuse → repair → recycle → buy new).
  • We use the banking products of VDK, the Ghent bank with an ethical and sustainable values framework.
  • Kunsthal Gent is a member of Greentrack Gent. Find information and connect your organisation via www.greentrack.be/gent.

With special thanks for donating furniture, surpluss, leftover and raw materials: DOK Gent, Het Nieuwe Instituut (Rotterdam, NL), Art Cinema OFFoff, Be-Part Waregem, Vlaams Architectuurinstituut, Bibliotheek Gent / NEST, Forum Voor Amateurkunsten & OP/TIL.