Every year in May, the Queen Elisabeth Competition thrills Belgium and the world of music.
The Flemish Minister of Culture, Sven Gatz, has launched an online museum devoted to abstract art and modernism in Belgium.
In January 2017 two Belgian music festivals, Rock Werchter and Pukkelpop, were a big hit at the European Festival Awards gala held in the Groningen district of the Netherlands.
The New York Times film critics have selected 'No Home Movie' by Belgian director Chantal Akerman as one of the best films of 2016.
The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) has honoured the programme 'Karrewiet' with the award for the clearest and most original news report.
The Belgian poet Carmien Michels claimed victory in the EC poetry slam. She won the hearts of the jury in her home town of Leuven with the poems she read aloud.