Sally De Kunst likes to bring people together and create communities of practice around research, collaboration and / or production.
She was leading different art organisations, has organised several projects on the cutting-edge between the arts and other fields and encouraged reflection and cross-thinking. It has been a challenge for her to find the right research, production and/or presentation format for each maker or thinker, and to offer them a convivial context in which they could develop their work, and frame and communicate this well to a broader audience.
After a BA in Graphic Design at St. Lukas in Brussels (BE), a BA in Art History at the University of Ghent (BE), an Erasmus year in Theatre Studies at the University of Glasgow (UK) and an MA in Art History at the University of Ghent (BE), Sally De Kunst worked from 2000 until 2003 as a journalist for the Belgian newspaper De Morgen. From 2003 until 2006 she was the dance and performance programmer at Stuk arts centre and the festival Klapstuk in Leuven (BE). Between 2006 and 2007 she worked as a curator and project manager for two international exchange platforms: Monsoon, an Asian-European exchange, which took place in Seoul in December 2006, and Expedition, a residency in three stages for artists organised by Frascati (Amsterdam) in collaboration with Brut (Vienna) and Les Laboratoires d’Aubervilliers (Paris). Between 2007 and 2013 she was the director of Belluard Bollwerk International, an interdisciplinary arts festival in Fribourg (CH). In 2010, 2011 and 2012 Sally De Kunst developed and facilitated Watch & Talk, a discursive residency-workshop for young artists at the Theaterspektakel festival in Zurich. From 2014 till 2019 Sally was the director of Arc artist residency in Romainmôtier (CH). In 2019 she published This Book is Yours - Recipes for artistic collaboration. She has also been a writing contributor to different other publications, has led facilitated workshops and co-creation contexts, been a lecturer and coach, and was a member of diverse jury's.