Education & mediation

Whatever your background or experience level with regard to contemporary art, heritage or art history, Manifesta 9's Mediation programs allow you to engage, participate in the dialogue and broaden your outlook. Join us, together with your friends, family or students, for one of our conversational tours, group workshops, community projects, lectures and more.

If you are visiting Manifesta 9 by yourself or with a small group please note that we offer open guided tours every day. No booking required. If you are planning to visit us with a larger group we cordially invite you to have a look at our pre-booked group programs, and feel free to contact us for more information or with any requests.

individual visitors

Get more out of your visit by meeting up with one of our Art Mediators during the many free programs on offer. Programs include introductory tours to each of the exhibition’s sections, opportunities to explore the surroundings of Waterschei, and a chance to fire off your questions at our mediation point. Get a glimpse into new perspectives on heritage, discover the stories behind the historical works of art and join the dialogue on contemporary art. See the agenda for the full daily program and click on the link above for more detailed information.

group visits

If you are planning a visit to Manifesta 9 with your school, university, community organisation, company, museum association or any other group over 10 persons then this is the place to be. Be sure to let us know in advance and you’ll be eligible for our special entrance price for groups which includes an entrance ticket and free guided tour. Based your interests, age and background we will create a personalized interactive program to fit your group. For schools and youth groups there is an active workshop included in the program. Hit up the link above for all details and contact information.

families

Manifesta 9 is a great outing for kids, parents and grandparents, this is true every day of the week, but even more so on Sundays when we have a free kids workshop and during one of our four special Manifesta 9 Family Wednesdays. Join us for a day filled with art, performances, workshops and many more activities for children and adults from 6 to 106 years old to explore together. Have a look at the agenda for all the dates and click on the link above for more detailed information.

events

An ever changing mix of workshops, music, performances, lectures and more is on the menu during Manifesta 9. Check the agenda for all events, dates and times.

 

community

Manifesta Biennials are deeply embedded in their local context. The location of Manifesta 9 is an integral part of the project. With this in mind the Art Mediation department of Manifesta 9 has extended the concept of ‘Art Mediators’ to a new category of collaborators called ‘Community Mediators’. Before and during Manifesta 9 our Mediation Team worked closely with various community groups from the region of Limburg in order to gain insight into the particular social and cultural fabric of the former mining region and to embed Manifesta 9 in that vernacular. Manifesta 9 thus creates unique links between community, art and heritage. Read more about each of the Community Mediators projects as they develop on our weblog.

Custom Access

Look, participate and experience Manifesta 9. Our interactive programs can be tailored to the specific needs and capabilities of each person. At Manifesta we are committed to make our projects accessible to everyone. Together with the professional field we offer custom programs for people with physical and/or intellectual disabilities, learning difficulties and others. Please contact us for information on the possibilities for your group.

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Who we are? What we think? Why we do what we do? Who we collaborate with? Have a look at our weblog to get to know us a bit better, and follow along with the ongoing process that is the Manifesta 9 Mediation Department.

Education & mediation

open guided tours


As visitor of Manifesta 9 you have three chances a day to participate to our free open guided tours. Each of these tours is led by an Art Mediator and focuses on one specific part of the exhibition. See new perspectives on heritage, discover the stories behind historical works of art and join the dialogue on contemporary art. Consult the info sign at the entrance for the detailed program of the day. For open tours no reservation is required, sign in at the counter is possible from 10AM.

Free of charge - every day
Max. 15 participants (*first come first serve)
Tuesday to Sunday at 11AM, 2PM and 5PM
Friday additional tour at 8 PM
Duration: 1 hour
Dutch or English

4x9 stories: a special guided tour 

 
 

Each weekend Manifesta invites a number of special guests who give guided tours based on their own expertise. Whether it be a sociologist or a musician, a cook or a football player, one of our curators or one of the neighbours of our venue. Each tour provides a new perspective on the exhibition and presents a unique opportunity to meet the people involved with Manifesta 9.

Waterschei as a place of encounters, 4x9 times different!

Consult the agenda or the info sign at the entrance for the detailed program of the day. Reservation is possible phone: +32 89 710 444 or e-mail: mediation@manifesta.org

Free of charge - every weekend
Max. 15 participants (*first come first serve)
Saturday and Sunday at 3PM
Duration: 1h30
Language: variable

Manifesta 9 Mine-Area Tour 

 

 

The region of Belgian Limburg where Manifesta 9 takes place is an integral part of the exhibition. In collaboration with VZW Het Vervolg we offer you the opportunity to complete your visit to Manifesta 9 with a tour of the former mining region. The bus tour led by a local guide explores the region in relation to the Manifesta 9 exhibition and will give you an exclusive look behind the rich history of the coalmines. No reservation possible for individual visitors; sign in at the info point is possible from 10am on the of day of tour.

€ 30 per person (Includes guide, bus tour and entrance fees for sights during the tour)
Max. 8 participants (*first come first serve)
Friday and Sunday 2pm
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
Language: Dutch or English

Education & mediation

guided tours for groups


 
Groups visiting Manifesta 9 are encouraged to sign up for a personal introductory tour of the exhibition with one of our Art Mediators. Based on interest, age and background we will create a personalized interactive program to fit your group. The tours are ideally 2 hours and they will give you an in depth introduction into the concept of this 9th edition of Manifesta. See new perspectives on heritage, discover the stories behind historical works of art and join the dialogue on contemporary art. Guided tours are in Dutch or English, as well as in French or German, other language preferences can be arranged. To make sure our guided tours are as personal as possible you’re welcome to approach us with questions and suggestions regarding your interests.
 
We kindly ask you to book your visit a minimum of 7 days in advance.
For more information, questions and bookings please contact us:
By phone: +32 89 710 444
 
Booking required
min. 10 participants
€ 8 per person inclusive entree fee
Tuesday till Sunday
Duration: 2 hours
Language: Dutch, English, French or German

 

schools / youth groups


Discover Manifesta 9 on measure of the smallest kids to adolescents. Together with an Art Mediator you dive into a world where heritage and contemporary art meet each other. Get an interactive introduction on the concept and art pieces of Manifesta 9 during a guided tour based on the group, age and purpose of your visit even adjusted to the project/theme you’re working on. Ask questions that wouldn’t crop up on their own, look with different eyes to what you see and discover the story from the artist. After this exploration you’ll get the chance to participate in a creative workshop, a philosophical conversation and/or discussion. Guided tours are in Dutch or English, as well as in French or German, other language preferences can be arranged. To make sure our guided tours are as personal as possible you’re welcome to approach us with questions and suggestions regarding your interests.

We kindly ask you to book your visit a minimum of 7 days in advance.
For more information, questions and bookings please contact us:
By phone: +32 89 710 444
 
Booking required
Min. 10 participants
€ 2,50 per student inclusive entrance fee
Tuesday – Sunday
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Dutch, English, French or German
 

Manifesta 9 Mine-Area Tour

   

The region of Belgian Limburg where Manifesta 9 takes place is an integral part of the exhibition. In collaboration with VZW Het Vervolg we offer you the opportunity to complete your visit to Manifesta 9 with a tour of the former mining region. The bus tour led by a local guide explores the region in relation to the Manifesta 9 exhibition and will give you an exclusive look behind the rich history of the coal mines.

We recommend visiting Manifesta on the first day of your visit and booking Mine-Area Tour on the second day. We kindly ask you to book well in advance and ask you to be aware of the fact that our capacity is limited.

For more information, questions and bookings please contact us:
By phone: +32 89 710 444
By mail: mediation@manifesta.org

4-8 participants = € 30  per person (incl. bus)
9-15 participants = € 23 per person (excl. bus)
16-30 participants = € 17 per person (excl. bus)
31-50 participants = € 12 per person (excl. bus)
> 50 participants = € 10 per person (excl. bus)
Daily possible starting at 2PM
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
Dutch or English (other language options on request)

 

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family summer wednesdays (free entrance) 

During our family days you can discover Manifesta 9 with the whole family, with short interactive visits to the exhibition, workshops, a walk up the slag heap, a picnic-stop and many more exiting activities. Join us for a Wednesday filled with art, performances, workshops and many more activities for children and adults from 6 to 106 years old to explore together.

Dates (free entrance):
4 July, 2012
18 July, 2012
1 August, 2012
15 August, 2012

sunday kids workshops


Each Sunday we offer a special Manifesta 9 kids workshop. Join us at any time between 2PM and 5PM to explore the mine, learn about heritage and get creative with making your own contemporary art.

Free of charge (with entrance ticket)

Every Sunday

family package

Families of 10 or more adults are eligible for our reduced entry rates, including a guided tour given by one of our Art Mediators. This tour takes 2 hours and will give you an in depth introduction into the concept of Manifesta 9. Plan your perfect memorable family gathering by combining a visit to Manifesta 9 with a lunch or reception and a beautiful walk on the slag heap of Waterschei!


We kindly ask you to book your visit a minimum of 7 days in advance.
For more information, questions and bookings please contact us:
By phone: +32 89 710 444
By mail: mediation@manifesta.org

Booking required
min. 10 participants
€ 8 per person inclusive entree fee
Tuesday till Sunday
Duration: 2 hours
Language: Dutch, English, French or German

Education & mediation