FORUM+ for research and arts

FORUM+ is the peer reviewed journal for research and arts in Belgium and the Netherlands.

Aims and scope

The journal explores the latest trends in research in the arts, which is gaining importance in higher arts education in Flanders and the Netherlands. FORUM+ stimulates the dialogue between research in the arts, critical reflection and the social context in which it is established: this way the journal offers a platform for creative approaches and critical reflections on our world.

The arts are deliberately defined in a broad sense: music, drama, dance, (audio-)visual arts. The interdisciplinary profile of FORUM+ offers room for discipline-related issues, but also allows for the exposure of cross-links and differences. The title reflects this intention: the magazine wants to be a forum for the exchange of ideas, with a plus.

FORUM+ is primarily aimed at researchers, teachers and students in the field of music, theater, dance, (audio)visual and applied arts, but it also brings current developments of research in the arts to the art-loving public. For this FORUM+ delivers accessibility in form and content, positioning itself in between an academic journal and a cultural magazine.

FORUM+ publishes articles and visual essays in Dutch and English that stem from original research and are peer-reviewed by the editorial staff and a member of the editorial advisory board with specific expertise in this field. The editorial board also welcomes short contributions such as visual essays, podcasts, interviews, reviews and reflective essays. In this way FORUM+ provides a platform for the many ways in which research in the arts is expressed and articulated today.


FORUM+ is published three times a year (autumn, spring, summer) by Amsterdam University Press and the Royal Conservatoire of Antwerp, in collaboration with the Antwerp Research Institute for the Arts (ARIA).



Open access

FORUM+ is published in Diamond Open Access (DOA) with the following Creative Commons-licence: Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0). The license allows articles to be downloaded and shared with others, provided that FORUM+ and the author of the article are mentioned, that the article is not altered, and that the work is not used commercially. Articles in this journal have Digital Object Identifiers (DOI’s) that are registered at CrossRef. A DOI is a unique number sequence which identifies a published article.

Reproduction of articles and illustrations is permitted only with the express permission of the publisher.

The editors have made every effort to track down copyright holders and obtain permission. If you think you are entitled to material published in this issue, please send an e-mail to

Editorial office

  • Nele Wynants


  • Liese Stuer

    Formatting and photo editor

  • Arne Herman

    Editorial coordinator, reviews and advertisements

  • Kevin Dendievel

    Web developer

  • Elisa Seghers

    Website and communication

  • Toon Vugts

    Final editing

  • Lotte De Voeght

    Communication, photo editor and advertisements

  • Ine Engels


Editorial board

  • Nele Wynants

    Université libre de Bruxelles & Universiteit Antwerpen

  • Timmy De Laet

    Universiteit Antwerpen

  • Julie De Smedt

    Freelance communicator

  • Lotte De Voeght

    Koninklijk Academie voor Schone Kunsten & Conservatorium Antwerpen

  • Arne De Winde

    Hogeschool PXL Hasselt

  • Willem de Wolf

    De KOE, Koninklijk Conservatorium Antwerpen & KASK Gent

  • Leen Engelen

    LUCA School of Arts & KU Leuven

  • Pascal Gielen

    ARIA, Universiteit Antwerpen

  • Arne Herman

    Koninklijk Conservatorium Antwerpen & Universiteit Antwerpen

  • Matthias Heyman

    Universiteit Antwerpen

  • Falk Hübner

    HKU Utrechts Conservatorium

  • Zeynep Kubat

    Universiteit Antwerpen, Visual and Digital Cultures Research Center

  • Bas Rogiers

    Koninklijke Academie voor Schone Kunsten Antwerpen

  • Katharina Smets

    Koninklijk Conservatorium & Antwerp Research Institute for the Arts (ARIA)

  • Klaas Tindemans

    RITCS, Royal Institute for Theatre, Cinema & Sound, Brussel

  • Hanne Van Dyck

    Freelance beeldend kunstenaar

  • Joost Vanmaele

    docARTES & Universiteit Leiden

  • Stefan Vanthuyne

    Koninklijke Academie voor Schone Kunsten Antwerpen

  • Kevin Voets

    Koninklijk Conservatorium Antwerpen

  • Stephan Weytjens

    Koninklijk Conservatorium Antwerpen

Advisory board

  • Ruth Benschop

    Zuyd Hogeschool & Toneelacademie Maastricht

  • Joachim Ben Yakoub

    UGent & Sint Lucas Antwerpen

  • Ann Bessemans

    Hogeschool PXL Hasselt

  • Toon Brouwers

    Koninklijk Conservatorium Antwerpen & Koninklijke Academie voor Schone Kunsten Antwerpen

  • Anke Coumans

    MINERVA art Academie, Hanzehogeschool Groningen

  • Paul Craenen

    Koninklijk Conservatorium Den Haag

  • Bert Danckaert

    Koninklijke Academie voor Schone Kunsten Antwerpen

  • Henk de Smaele

    Universiteit Antwerpen

  • Hilde D’haeyere

    KASK School of arts Gent

  • Sarah Hendrickx

    Sint Lucas Antwerpen

  • Inge Henneman

    Koninklijke Academie voor Schone Kunsten Antwerpen

  • Marijke Hoogenboom

    Zurich University of the Arts

  • Thijs Lijster

    Rijksuniversiteit Groningen

  • Wendy Morris

    LUCA School of Arts & KU Leuven

  • Hanka Otte

    Universiteit Antwerpen & Rijksuniversiteit Groningen

  • Johan Pas

    Koninklijke Academie voor Schone Kunsten Antwerpen

  • Loes Rusch

    Universiteit Utrecht

  • Jan Steen

    KASK School of arts Gent

  • Kurt Vanhoutte

    Universiteit Antwerpen

  • Staf Vos

    CEMPER, Centrum voor Muziek- en Podiumerfgoed