The summer of 2020 looked quite different for many people. More Brussels residents stayed home. The VGC therefore called upon organisations to provide a fantastic staycation, a holiday in their own city.
1 million euros for Staycation BXL
Everyone who had a good idea for the summer holidays could receive a subsidy of up to EUR 10,000. 180 staycation projects enabled you to engage in sports, meet each other, relax, imbue some culture and have fun in your own neighbourhood. The activities related to one or more of the following themes: “fun in your neighbourhood”, “artistic fun”, “digital fun”, “senior fun” and “little pleasures”. Below we list a selection of activities.
180 Staycation projects
With Canal it up, you removed rubbish from the canal while kayaking. Environmentally aware, athletic and something a bit different.
With the poetic project Poets on Duty (Dichters van Wacht), the “Verb(l)ind” non-profit association helped lighten the mood during the pandemic with inspiring poems and consultations with poets.
The annual Plazey festival became PLAZEverYwhere: concerts, children’s workshops, walks, etc., spread out in time and place for limited numbers.
The water monsters of POOL IS COOL conquered the city this summer and provided much needed cooling down and water delight.
The Fresh view of Brussels (Brussel anders bekeken) walks organized by Citizenne invited people to see and (re)discover their own neighbourhood in a fresh way.
Who does the water belong to? Who does art belong to? Is access to art as important as access to water? These were the questions raised by the artists’ organisation Jubilee during a summer series of walks.