FEF – The federation of the French-speaking students in Belgium – is denouncing the disastrous working conditions for the students in Arts’ higher education institutions: the students are attending classes in crumbling buildings; they must face considerable costs by purchasing their equipment necessary in class, among other conditions that hinder their learning experience.
For FEF, this aspect is part of the bigger picture showing the recurrent underdevelopment of culture in our society and the lack of regard concerning the intellectual and artistic awareness, as well as the status of the artist performers.
FEF joined students in an open discussion about the future of artists and culture on Friday 26 January 2018 at ESACT (Royal Conservatory of Liège). The Belgian Students’ Union will continue to defend students’ rights in coming months, and to support the cultural movement that has emanated from the meeting -and a previous one at the Higher Institute of Arts – INSAS- between students from different Arts’ schools to reflect about the artist status and the importance of culture in our society.
Image source: Fédération des Étudiant(e)s Francophones