deSingel International Art Campus is an arts site for theatre, dance, music and architecture, meant for a broad art-loving audience. It is both a place for the contemporary, critical and interdisciplinary canon and for artistic creation, new trends and insights. Its large building provides space not only for presentation, but also for production and openness. As a contemporary and international-oriented arts campus, deSingel pays special attention to permanent arts education.
deSingel is part of and operates within several international networks. Its production and coproduction partners include major festivals, production companies, concert halls, museums, companies and orchestras. It has a strong international position. Based in Antwerp, Belgium, this international arts centre instigated many major international initiatives. In 1990, then Minister of Culture Patrick Dewael officially recognised deSingel as the leading international arts centre in Flanders.
A port on the banks of the River Scheldt, Antwerp is the second-biggest city in Belgium with a population of about half a million people. The area is rich in theatres and cultural events.
It is located in the Dutch-speaking part of Belgium, although many people also speak French, English and sometimes German. Antwerp has a temperate maritime climate with pleasant summers and cool winters.