The first edition of an ambitious international festival by Kunsthuis, S.M.A.K, and the great Ghentish art centres and theatres Vooruit, CAMPO, Opera Ballet Flanders, NTGent and Kopergietery. With presentations, manifestations, lectures, parties, installations, performances, interventions, and connections by (inter)national creators.

In 2020, GIF will draw inspiration from grandmaster Van Eyck: just as the van Eyck brothers were commissioned to create a new work in the middle ages, GIF wishes to have the masters of today create new and large-scale creations. In and on the streets, squares, homes, and halls of Ghent, in collaboration with schools, associations, collectives, and artists.