On the initiative of Annemie Van de Casteele (pharmacist and honorary senator), Jan Van Gyseghem (regional director Aalst of Voka East-Flanders) and Jos Vermeiren (director UNIZO East-Flanders) a Friends of Network Aalst Fund was founded. The start of the new Friends Fund is supported by the King Baudouin Foundation.

The fund brings together entrepreneurs from the Dender region: business leaders with a heart for the arts and entrepreneurs who want to assume their social roles. A circle of sympathisers who believe in the power of culture as a lever for the region.

To further expand Netwerk Aalst and to make the program accessible to the widest possible audience, the organisation can count on the support of both private art lovers and companies.

Are you a fan of the operation or an entrepreneur with a heart for culture? Then join us in supporting the ambitions of Netwerk Aalst and its varied program! You become part of a generous group of friends who meet regularly in Netwerk Aalst at a vernissage, event, or film.


You can make a donation* via this link or by bank transfer to:

King Baudouin Foundation
BE10 0000 0404
With structured communication: +++ 623/3676/20009 +++


  • Anchor of Netwerk Aalst, donations from €50*.
  • Faar of Netwerk Aalst, donations from € 1000 *As a Faar of Netwerk Aalst, you meet at least twice a year for a preview in the presence of our artists and curators.
  • Beacon of Netwerk Aalst, gifts from € 2500 *As a Beacon of Netwerk Aalst:
    • You meet each other at least twice a year at a preview in the presence of our artists and curators
    • You get visibility in our arthouse cinema, network events, or a collaboration with one of our artists: we are happy to put together a tailor-made package for you.

*Donations to the Foundation from € 40 per year give rise to a tax reduction of 45% on the actual amount paid (art. 145/33 WIB). You will receive a tax certificate for this gift, but no benefits as laid down by law.

Entrepreneurs who are interested in the Friends of Network Aalst Fund can contact us via