Programme (subject to change)
Thursday 20 April
This day is dedicated to the art fair Art Brussels. Together we will visit the exclusive invite-only VIP Preview.
15:00h Tour and visit VIP Preview Art Brussels
The art fair, founded in 1968, has been considered one of the most renowned European art fairs for years and is one of the must-sees of the international art calendar. On this day, museum directors, curators and collectors come to the fair to network and, above all, buy art. At the fair's three sections Prime, Discovery and Rediscovery, you will see the work of established artists but also discover new work by young talent and forgotten or underappreciated artists. We will guide you through the extensive offer and share our viewing and buying tips so you can get more out of your fair visit.
We will enjoy a lovely glass of champagne together while getting to know other Young Collectors a bit better. Afterwards there is plenty of time left to see more art at this extensive art fair.
Friday 21 April
This morning we will visit the studio of an emerging artist. During this unique insight, we will learn more about this creator's thinking and making process. In the afternoon, we visit the brand new Fondation Blan. This new cultural hotspot, founded by a Brussels private collector, is a place for imagination and creation and offers a residency for promising artists in addition to exhibitions. This afternoon, we will visit the first exhibition and hear more about the background of this exciting new initiative. We will conclude the day with an exclusive visit to one of its many contemporary art institutions.
Saturday 22 April
We start the day with a visit to the exclusive members-only club The Merode. Housed in a beautiful historic building in the heart of Brussels, the club there programmes surprising and contemporary exhibitions. In the afternoon, we are guests at the residence and exhibition space of a passionate collector couple. They take us through their extraordinary collecting story and their desire not just to own art but, above all, to contribute to its creation and development. Finally, you will have time to further explore the city on your own.
We will fill the programme further in early March and you will also find the exact schedule for each day.
The entire trip costs €375,- for members, €450,- for non-members. This includes: 1x dinner and 1x cocktail and participation in the entire programme incl. entrance, tours and tickets. Not included is hotel, flight/train ticket, transport within the city and to and from train station/airport, travel and cancellation insurance and all meals not mentioned in the programme.
Please note that booking this trip is at your own risk. Should the trip not be able to go ahead due to corona measures then in force, you will be refunded 50% of your registration fee. We cancel the trip if the We will cancel the trip if the events in the program (art fairs, museums, galleries, collections) are cancelled or closed or if there is a ban on entry or a quarantine obligation for the destination at the time of the trip. If the presentation of a negative test result or vaccination certificate is required, you must provide this yourself. Should you travel to the destination on your own despite the cancellation of the organized trip, we will - if possible - still provide you with tickets to the fairs, museums or collections.
TRAVEL & ACCOMMODATION
You are responsible for booking your trip, hotel and any insurance. We can give you advice on transportation and accommodation, if you would like. In Brussels there is a wide choice of hotels and apartments for every budget. If you wish, we can give you a hotel suggestion. Booking of travel and accommodation is at your own risk.
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Registrations must be received before 20 March 2023 via firstname.lastname@example.org, on this date we will let you know if the trip can go ahead and if there are enough registrations. Defintive participation is in order of payment. If you register for the trip you will receive a payment request from us. Once this has been paid, we will confirm your participation and send you regular updates on the trip and the program.