OPEK, public depot for the arts.

Nov 23, 2021

Leuven, Belgium.

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OPEK is an old customs building in Leuven where different art disciplines meet in dance, theatre, visual arts, music, literature and photography. This heritage building has been repurposed to host around eight cultural organisations that offer performances and participation in the arts. 

In Leuven, European Capital of Innovation 2020, cultural heritage has become an accelerator and resource of urban development, thanks, among others, to the OPEK independent art centre: one of the first grass-roots infrastructural initiatives in a listed building.


Leuven: OPEK, depot for the arts

by Anthony Colclough | Cultural Heritage in Action


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